The Massachusetts Association of Health Boards

A non-profit organization providing local boards of health with education, technical assistance, and resource development.

Mission and Objectives

Massachusetts Boards of Health MAHB’s mission is to assist and support boards of health in meeting their statutory and service responsibilities, through programs of education, technical assistance, and resource development. Address: 56 Taunton St. Plainville MA 02762

MAHB Staff

Marcia Benes M.S.

Marcia Benes M.S.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Cheryl Sbarra JD

Cheryl Sbarra JD

Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy and Law

Elaine La Coursiere

Elaine La Coursiere

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Brian Gallant

Brian Gallant

REGION 5 HMCC PROJECT MANAGER

Chrystal LaPine

Chrystal LaPine

REGION 5 HMCC COORDINATOR

Officers

Marcia Testa MPH, PhD. (2006) - Wellesely MA Board of Health

Marcia Testa MPH, PhD. (2006) - Wellesely MA Board of Health

PRESIDENT

Senior Lecturer on Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Governing Councilor and Past Chair, Statistics Section, American Public Health Association Chairman, Phase V Technologies, Inc.

Mike Hugo J.D. (2013)

Mike Hugo J.D. (2013)

VICE PRESIDENT

Framingham Board of Health; Law Office of Mike Hugo & Associates

Richard Edgehille (2007)

Richard Edgehille (2007)

CLERK

Hanson MA Board of Health

Marcia Rising (1987)

Marcia Rising (1987)

TREASURER

Stow Board of Health

Executive Committee

Peter Connolly M.D. (2003)

Peter Connolly M.D. (2003)

Former Needham Board of Health member;

Edward Cosgrove PhD (2016)

Edward Cosgrove PhD (2016)

Needham Board of Health; Professor of Microbiology at Northeastern and Psychopharmacology at U Mass Boston; former Assistant Commissioner, MDPH

John Dougherty (2012)

John Dougherty (2012)

Hanover Board of Health, Owner, Briggs Stable

Joan M. Jacobs (1997)

Joan M. Jacobs (1997)

Norwood Board of Health

Laura Housman MPH (2016)

Laura Housman MPH (2016)

Framingham Board of Health, Founder, Access Solutions Consulting. Ms Housman holds a Master of Business Administration with honors from Boston University Graduate School of Management, a Master of Public Health with specialization in Health Services from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences. She is an adjunct faculty member of the Tufts School of Medicine.

Christopher Quinn M.D. (2004)

Christopher Quinn M.D. (2004)

Sherborn Board of Health, Sturdy Memorial Hospital Occupational Services, Attleboro Health Officer

David Alper DPM. (2017)

David Alper DPM. (2017)

Belmont Board of Health