Department of Public Health staff directory

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, Facilities, 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, Legislative Affairs, Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Diversity and Inclusion, and Human Resources. The Problem Gambling Services Program also reports to the Commissioner’s Office.

Table of Contents

Commissioner's Office

Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Jennifer Barrelle

Deputy Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Lindsey Tucker

Associate Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Eileen M. Sullivan

Chief Operating Officer
Department of Public Health

Dr. Estevan Garcia

Medical Director
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

Yves Singletary

Senior Advisor to the Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Torey McNamara

Chief of Staff
Department of Public Health

Amy Kaplan

Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Department of Public Health

Jennifer Robertson

Director of Strategic Initiatives
Department of Public Health

Rebecca White

Senior Policy Projects Manager
Department of Public Health

Rachel Hunt

Policy Projects Manager
Department of Public Health

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Winston Pierre

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager
Department of Public Health

Sandra Semedo

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager
Department of Public Health

Erin Bartlett

ADA Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Legislative Affairs

Robert Oliver

Director of Legislative Affairs
Department of Public Health

Ryan McGeown-Conron

Deputy 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

Katheleen Conti

Assistant Director of Media Relations
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

Jessica Atkinson

Special Projects Manager
Department of Public Health

Michelle Leonard

Web & Digital Media Support Specialist
Department of Public Health

Manwai Leung

Web & Digital Media Support Specialist
Department of Public Health

Carlos Troche

Graphic Designer
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

Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Randy Dumas

Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Sharnise Green

Executive Assistant/Program Coordinator
Department of Public Health

Betty Pinto

Administrative Assistant
Department of Public Health

Office of Local and Regional Health

Sam Wong

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

State Office of Pharmacy Services

Don Rogers

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

Operations

Vacant -

Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Department of Public Health

Antonia Blinn

Director of Performance Management and Quality Improvement
Department of Public Health

Vacant -

HR Liaison
Department of Public Health

Kim Deeney

HR Liaison
Department of Public Health

Xinyu Mac

Internship Coordinator/HR Liaison Assistant
Department of Public Health

Arnaldo Machado

Director of Workforce Development
Department of Public Health

Lisa Swanson

Director of Training and Staff Development
Department of Public Health

Elena Nuciforo

Assistant Director of Training and Staff Development
Department of Public Health

Kathy Creed

HR Projects Coordinator/PACE Administrator
Department of Public Health

Carolyn Villar

Operations Project Manager
Department of Public Health

Karim Abdul-Matin

Technology Operations Manager
Department of Public Health

Marzieh Rohani Sadr

Management Analyst
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

Nalina Narain

Director
Bureau of Environmental Health

Elaine Fitzgerald Lewis

Director
Bureau of Family Health and Nutrition

Elizabeth D. Kelley

Director
Bureau of Health Care Safety and Quality

James G. Lavery

Director
Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

Deirdre Calvert

Director
Bureau of Substance Addiction Services

Public Health Hospitals System

Valenda Liptak

Bureau Director, Public Health Hospitals System
Department of Public Health

Kelly Harmon

Interim CEO of Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
Department of Public Health

Dianne Anderson

Interim CEO of Shattuck Hospital
Department of Public Health

Estevan Garcia, MD

Interim CEO of Tewksbury Hospital
Department of Public Health

Anthony DiStefano

CEO of Western MA Hospital
Department of Public Health

Office of Population Health

Abigail Averbach

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

Sai Cherala

Director
Office of Data Management and Outcomes Assessment

Vacant -

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

Phone

General Counsel Office

Rebecca Rodman

General Counsel
Department of Public Health

Finance Office

Matt Courchene

Chief Financial Officer
Department of Public Health

Judy Maisch

Budget Director
Department of Public Health

Sharon Dyer

Director
Purchase of Service Office

Lourdes Ordinola

Director of Accounting
Department of Public Health

Kyle Marshall

Director of Facilities and Support Services
Department of Public Health

Vacant -

Internal Compliance Officer
Department of Public Health

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