CICRF receives monies through an annual allotment of $1 for each employee whose wages are counted as part of employer contributions for unemployment health insurance. The State Treasury manages the Fund.

The Fund is administered by the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission, an independent, multidisciplinary Commission. Members from the public and private sectors are recommended by the Office of the Attorney General and the Governor's Office. Final appointments are made by the Governor. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides staff support to the Commission. The Commission is the final authority on decisions regarding expenditures from the Fund.

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The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission

Public Members

  • John S. Maypole, MD, co-chair
  • Bonnie Thompson, BS, co-chair
  • Laura Goodman, JD
  • Laura-Jean Hickey, MEd, AFL-CIO Representative
  • John N. Julian, MD
  • Donna Nimec, MD
  • Victoria Pulos, JD

State Agency Ex-Officio Members

  • Deborah B. Goldberg
    Treasurer and Receiver General
    Office of the State Treasurer
  • Marylou Sudders
    Executive Office of Health & Human Services
  • Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
    Department of Public Health
  • Gary Anderson
    Acting Commissioner
    Division of Insurance

Commissioner Emerita

  • Marcia Huttner, MLS

For assistance call 1-800-882-1435 (within Massachusetts), 617-624-6060, or TTY 617-624-5992.