Gabriel Fonseca ’99 Is Working to Change the Culture of Fatherhood and Family in Massachusetts Community
Gabriel Fonseca ’99 is a father figure, both at home and at work. As the fatherhood coordinator at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Chelsea HealthCare Center in the suburbs of Boston, he helps men become better fathers to their children and develops programs to promote what he calls the “fatherhood movement.”
“My focus is helping fathers care for their kids,” said Fonseca, who received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Siena Heights University. “I didn’t even know there was even professions like
this out in the world.”
After earning his master’s degree from Rhode Island University, he expected to enter the field of gerontology. But then he said he “followed his heart,” taking a parent leadership trainer position in Hartford, Conn. before eventually coming to MGH to continue his work with fathers and families.