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

Cheryl Sbarra JD

Cheryl Sbarra JD

Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy and Law

Elaine La Coursiere

Elaine La Coursiere

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Chrystal LaPine

Chrystal LaPine

REGION 5 HMCC COORDINATOR

Officers

Marcia Testa MPH, PhD.

Marcia Testa MPH, PhD.

PRESIDENT

Member Board: Vice Chair, Wellesley Board of Health;  Executive COmmittee Member since 2006

Current Positions: Senior Lecturer on Biostatistics, Co-Director MPH Program on Quantitative Methods, Co-Director Emergency Preparedness Research, Evaluation and Practice *EPREP) Program, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts; Chairman, Phase V Technologies, Inc.

Past Positions: Governing Councilor and Past Chair, Statistics Section, American Public Health Association

Marcia Rising

Marcia Rising

TREASURER

Member Board: Stow Board of Health; Executive Committee Member since 1987

Executive Committee – Members

Joan M. Jacobs

Joan M. Jacobs

Executive Committee Member since 1997

Norwood Board of Health
Christopher Quinn M.D.

Christopher Quinn M.D.

Executive Committee Member since 2004; Past President MAHB

Past Member Sherborn Board of Health

Current Positions: Sturdy Memorial Hospital Occupational Services, Attleboro Health Officer

John Dougherty

John Dougherty

Executive Committee Member since 2012

Hanover Board of Health, Owner, Briggs Stable
Edward Cosgrove PhD

Edward Cosgrove PhD

Executive Committee Member since 2016

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

Laura Housman MPH

Executive Committee Member since 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.

Ron Considine

Ron Considine

Executive Committee Member since 2018

Concord Board of Health

1989 – 2016: President and CEO, Health Resources in Action:  2017 – present: Managing Co-Trustee at Susan A. and Donald P. Babson Foundation; Adjunct Faculty, Regis College, Graduate Program in Health Administration-School of Health Sciences

Masters of Social Work and Bachelors of Political Science and Education.

Executive Committee – Associate Members

Peter Connolly M.D.

Peter Connolly M.D.

Current Associate Member

Former Needham Board of Health Member; Executive Committee Member 2003 – 2015

Current Position: Internal Medicine Physician, Needham, MA

Richard Edgehille

Richard Edgehille

Current Associate Member

Past  Member, Hanson MA Board of Health and Past Secretary/Clerk MAHB;; Executive Committee Member 2007 – 2015

 

Mike Hugo J.D.

Mike Hugo J.D.

Current Associate Member

Past Member, Framingham MA Board of Health; Executive Committee Member 2013 – 2018; Past Vice President MAHB

Current Position: Phrase Associates, LLC

David Alper D.P.M.

David Alper D.P.M.

Current Associate Member

Past Member, Belmont Board of Health; Member of Executive Committee 2017 – 2018

Current Position: Podiatric Medicine Physician;