Name of MemberRepresentingStatutory Requirements
Cheryl Bartlett, RN, Chair
Commissioner, Mass. Dept. of Public Health
Mass. Dept. of Public HealthChairs Council by statute.
Derek Brindisi, MPA, RS
Director of Public Health, City of Worcester
Mass. Public Health Assoc.This seat is appointed by the Governor from 3 nominations submitted by the Massachusetts Public Health Association. The position must be held by a “non-provider.”
Harold Cox, MSSW
Associate Dean of Public Health Practice, Boston University School of Public Health
Non-Public School of Public HealthThis seat is appointed by the Governor from among the heads of the non-public schools or programs in public health in the commonwealth or their nominees.
Edward Bernstein, MD
Attending Physical, Emergency Medicine, Boston Medical Center
Private Medical SchoolThis seat is appointed by the Governor from among the heads of the non-public schools of medicine in the commonwealth or their nominees.
Meg Doherty, MSN, ANP-BC, MBA
CEO and Executive Director, Norwell Visiting Nurse and Hospice
Long Term Care Health Services ProviderA health services provider appointed by the Governor who has expertise in long term care management.
Paul Lanzikos, MBA
Executive Director, North Shore Elder Services, Inc.
Executive Office of Elder AffairsAppointed by the Secretary of Elder Affairs.
Lucilia Prates-Ramos
Director, Massachusetts Medicare/Medicaid Outreach and Education Program, Elderly Services of Merrimack Valley
Health Care for AllThis seat is appointed by the Governor from 3 nominations submitted by Health Care For All. The position must be held by a “non-provider.”
Jose Rafael Rivera
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist, Central Massachusetts Center for Healthy Communities
Mass. Assoc. of Community Health WorkersThis seat is appointed by the Governor from 3 nominations submitted by the Massachusetts Community Health Worker Network. The position must be held by a “non-provider.”
Michael Kneeland, MD
Associate Dean for Allied Health and Inter-professional Education, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMass Medical SchoolAppointed by the Governor from among the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a list of three nominated by said chancellor.
Michael Wong, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Physician, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of Infectious Diseases
Community/ Home Based Care Health Services ProviderA health services provider with expertise in home or community-based care management; appointed by the Governor.
 
John Cunningham, PhD
Vice President, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and International Relations and Interim CEO, UMassOnline, University of Massachusetts System Office, Boston
UMass Public HealthAppointed by the Governor from among the dean of the UMass Amherst School of Public Health or Health Sciences list of 3 nominees
 
Alan Woodward, MD, FACEP
Previous experience includes President, Emerson Hospital Emergency Physicians, Inc.; Chief of Emergency Services, Emerson Hospital
Acute Care Health Services ProviderA health services provider with expertise in acute care hospital management; appointed by the Governor.
Michele David, MD, MBA, MPH
Staff Physician, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Primary Care Health Services ProviderA health services provider with expertise in primary care medicine or public health nursing; appointed by Governor.
Denis Leary, MA
Executive Director, Veterans, Inc.
Executive Office of Veterans’ AffairsAppointed by the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs.
Meredith Rosenthal, PhD
Ph.D. Program in Health Policy, Harvard University
Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical ErrorsAppointed by the governor from a list of 3 nominated by the Mass. Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors.

This information is provided by the Public Health Council within the Department of Public Health.