Kiame Mahaniah


CEO, Lynn Community Health Center

Board Chair

Dr. Mahaniah was born in Philadelphia, PA but grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Geneva, Switzerland, before returning to the United States at age 19. He attended Haverford College and received his degree in Political Economy of the Third World, taking a special interest in the transformation of agrarian/traditional society into modern economies. He went to Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia, PA and completed his residency at St. Margaret Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mahaniah served as a staff physician and residency faculty member at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center from 2003-2012. He has served as the Chief Medical Officer of the North Shore Community Health, Inc. in Salem, MA. He is now the CEO of Lynn Community Health Center in Lynn, MA. His overarching interest in medicine is the pursuit of social justice and the interaction, communication, and complexity of doctor/patient relationships. Dr. Mahaniah enjoys reading, particularly philosophy and science fiction, playing soccer, and spending time with his family.