Elise Pechter serves as the health Care Services Board's Public representative. Ms. Pechter is a certified industrial hygienist, with a Master degree in Public Health, who has worked in Massachusetts government agencies for the last 27 years. For the last 16 years Elise has been part of the Occupational Health Surveillance program within the health statistics bureau at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She is responsible for sentinel surveillance of work-related injuries and assuring the link between surveillance and prevention, with a focus on work-related injuries