PWTF Advisory Board Members

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is responsible for administering the Trust under the guidance of an advisory board. The advisory board meets regularly. Meeting agendas and minutes are posted on Mass.gov. Under Chapter 224, the Advisory Board is responsible for the following:

  • Making recommendations to the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health on the administration and allocation of PWTF
  • Advising the Department of Public Health on its annual report to the legislature
  • Evaluating PWTF and making a report to the legislature on the findings of this evaluation with a recommendation to the legislature about whether PWTF should continue

The Advisory Board members are:

  • Commissioner Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Chair, Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • Stephenie C. Lemon, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Heidi Porter, MPH, REHS/RS, Director of Public Health, Town of Bedford
  • Rebekah Gewirtz, MS, Executive Director, Massachusetts Public Health Association
  • Bruce Cedar, EdD, CMG Associates
  • Ray A. Campbell III, MPA, JD, Executive Director, Center for Health Information & Analysis
  • Representative Jeffrey Sanchez, Chair, Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing
  • Senator Jason Lewis, Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health
  • David Hemenway, PhD, Professor of Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
  • Paul Mendis, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Catherine Hartman, MS, Vice President, Prevention & Wellness, Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Keith Denham, BS, Principal and National Director, CohnReznick Advisory Group, CohnReznick LLP
  • Lorenza Holt, MPH, MCH, Executive Director, Boston Association for Childbirth Education & Nursing Mothers’ Council
  • Gary Sing, PhD, Director of Delivery System Investment, MassHealth
  • Senator James T. Welch, Chair, Joint Committee on Healthcare Financing
  • Representative Kate Hogan, Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health

This information is provided by the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention within the Department of Public Health.