Cambridge College Faculty Member Claritza N. Abreu Honored

Mar 22, 2011, 14:43 ET from Cambridge College

Ms. Abreu is one of Mass High Tech's 'Women to Watch' for 2011

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cambridge College is pleased to announce that School of Management faculty member Claritza N. Abreu, M.S., has been named to Mass High Tech's 2011 Women to Watch list. The award honors local professionals for their contributions to the technology sector and their ongoing roles as leaders in their communities.

With an impressive career in technology, healthcare and government, Ms. Abreu is Coordinator of Cambridge College School of Management Healthcare Informatics program.  She also currently holds the position of Assistant Commissioner and Chief Information Officer for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

Ms. Abreu brings to Cambridge College more than twenty years of healthcare information technology (IT) experience, providing leadership, vision and direction to large IT departments in healthcare, government and non-profit settings. She has led large healthcare IT projects, including federal data collection initiatives and the development/implementation of enterprise healthcare applications. Ms. Abreu also has managed large IT operations and IT service delivery departments.

Devoting a significant amount of time to civic engagements, Ms. Abreu is a strong supporter of leadership and STEM education programs. She was awarded a Latino Community Leadership Award by El Jolgorio Navideno de Massachusetts in 2009, and was selected as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in MA in 2009.  She was recently interviewed by national media, PBS and NPR, and is often invited to provide keynote addresses on topics of leadership, disparities in healthcare, women in technology, and STEM related activities. 

Cambridge College offers master's degree programs in management, education, psychology, and counseling, as well as undergraduate programs. A leader in providing education to a diverse student body, not for its own sake, but because it enriches all of us, the College has been recognized for serving communities across the United States. With seven regional centers nationwide, it is helping over 9,000 adults realize their own power to change their lives through advanced education.  

Cambridge College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. All Cambridge College degree programs are authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.

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