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See a list of administrative personnel and senior leadership within our department.

Commissioner’s Office Structure

The Commissioner’s Office includes offices that coordinate cross-cutting data, policy, and programmatic issues, providing support throughout the bureaus. These offices include:

  • Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management
  • Office of Local and Regional Health
  • Office of Population Health including:
    • Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment
    • Office of Health Equity
    • Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Finance includes Budget, Accounting, Purchase of Services and Internal Controls.

General Counsel’s Office includes Privacy and Data Compliance Office and Public Records.

Additionally, the following core support functions are also part of the Commissioner’s Office structure: Communications, Governmental Affairs, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources, and Facilities. The Problem Gambling Services Program also reports to the Commissioner’s Office.

Table of Contents

Commissioner

Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Department of Public Health

Executive Team

Lindsey Tucker

Associate Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Eileen M. Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer
Department of Public Health

Kevin Cranston

Assistant Commissioner of DPH, Director of Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Department of Public Health

Abigail Averbach

Assistant Commissioner, Director of Office of Population Health
Department of Public Health

Frank Doyle

Assistant Commissioner – Public Health Hospitals System
Department of Public Health

Jennifer Barrelle

Chief of Staff
Department of Public Health

Margaret Cooke

General Counsel
Department of Public Health

Nahomi Carlisle

Director of Diversity and Inclusion/ADA Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Policy and Regulatory Affairs

Torey McNamara

Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Department of Public Health

Robert Oliver

Policy Projects Manager
Department of Public Health

Government Affairs

Shannon D. Moore

Director of Legislative Affairs
Department of Public Health

Communications Office

Alison Cohen

Director of Communications
Department of Public Health

Ann Scales

Director of Media Relations
Department of Public Health

Suzanne Crowther

Director of Health Marketing
Department of Public Health

Omar Cabrera

Manager of Ethnic Media and Community Outreach
Department of Public Health

John Jacob

Director of Editorial Services and Digital Media
Department of Public Health

Shaye Laridian

Art Director/Graphic Designer
Department of Public Health

Michelle Leonard

Web & Digital Media Support Specialist
Department of Public Health

Office Support and Scheduling

Rebecca White

Executive Assistant to the Commissioner/Project Manager
Department of Public Health

Christina McSheffery

Executive Assistant to the COO/HR Project Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Michelle Petrigno

Constituent Services Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Shameakia Casey

Program Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Rachel Hunt

Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner/Clerk to the Public Health Council and the Public Hospital Governing Board
Department of Public Health

Sharnise Green

Executive Assistant to the Associate Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Office of Local and Regional Health

Ron O’Connor

Director
Office of Local and Regional Health

Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management

Kerin Milesky

Director
Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management

Office of Problem Gambling Services

Victor Ortiz

Director
Office of Problem Gambling Services

Operations

Antonia Blinn

Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement
Department of Public Health

Vacant -

HR Liaison
Department of Public Health

Lisa Swanson

Director of Training and Staff Development
Department of Public Health

Yulanda Kiner

Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Department of Public Health

Kathy Creed

HR Projects Coordinator/PACE Administrator
Department of Public Health

Ed Dyke

Director of Grants and Development
Department of Public Health

Kyle Marshall

Director of Facilities and Support Services
Department of Public Health

Bureaus - senior leadership

Kevin Cranston

Assistant Commissioner of DPH, Director of Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Department of Public Health

Dr. Sandra Smole

Director of State Public Health Laboratory
Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Dr. Larry Madoff

Medical Director, Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences
Department of Public Health

Dr. Catherine Brown

State Epidemiologist
Bureau of Infectious Disease and Laboratory Sciences

Ruth Blodgett

Director
Bureau of Community Health and Prevention

Jana Ferguson

Director
Bureau of Environmental Health

Craig Andrade

Director
Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition

Elizabeth D. Kelley

Director
Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality

James G. Lavery, JD

Director
Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

Deirdre Calvert

Director
Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Public Health Hospitals System

Brian Devin

CEO of Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
Department of Public Health

Joel Skolnick

CEO of Shattuck Hospital
Department of Public Health

Betsy Schwechheimer

CEO of Tewksbury Hospital
Department of Public Health

Val Liptak

CEO of Western MA Hospital
Department of Public Health

Don Rogers

Chief of Pharmacy Services at the State Office of Pharmacy Services
Department of Public Health

Office of Population Health

Abigail Averbach

Assistant Commissioner, Director of Office of Population Health
Department of Public Health

Natalie Nguyen Durham

Director
Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment

Sabrina Selk

Director
Office of Health Equity

Karin Barrett

Registrar
Registry of Vital Records and Statistics

Dana Bernson

Director of Special Analytic Projects
Office of Population Health

General Counsel Office

Margaret Cooke

General Counsel
Department of Public Health

Elizabeth Scurria Morgan

First Deputy General Counsel
Department of Public Health

Finance Office

Judy Maisch

Acting Chief Financial Officer/Budget Director
Department of Public Health

Ian Roberts Clarke

Interim Director of Risk Management and Internal Compliance
Department of Public Health

Sharon Dyer

Director
Purchase of Service Office

Lourdes Ordinola

Director of Accounting
Department of Public Health

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