Health and Human Services Media Contact


At the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, we have many great stories to tell. Because our agencies touch one in every six residents of Massachusetts, we know you may have questions about our programs, policies and services.

Please contact the appropriate communications person from the list below.  Our commitment is that we will be as responsive and as helpful as possible. 

Executive Office of Health and Human Services:
Sharon Torgerson, Assistant Secretary for Communications/External Affairs
p. 617-573-1834
e. Sharon.Torgerson@State.MA.US

Elissa Snook

p. 617-573-1691
e. Elissa.Snook@State.MA.US

Department of Public Health:
Ann Scales 
p. 617-624-5253
e. Ann.Scales@State.MA.US

Department of Children and Families:
Andrea Grossman, Director of Public Affairs 
p. 617-748-2252
e. Andrea.Grossman@State.MA.US

Department of Transitional Assistance:
Melissa Pullin
p. 617-348-5133
e. Melissa.Pullin@State.MA.US

Department of Mental Health:
Daniela Trammell, Director of Communications and Consumer Affairs
p. 617-626-8124
e. Daniela.Trammell@State.MA.US

Department of Developmental Services:
Victor Hernandez, Communications
p. 617-624-7785
e. Victor.Hernandez@State.MA.US

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission:
Kathryn Laverriere
p. 617-573-1852
e. Kathryn.Laverriere@State.MA.US

Department of Youth Services:
Bruce Mendelson
p. 617-960-3257
e. Bruce.R.Mendelsohn@State.MA.US

Department of Veteran Affairs:
Joseph Truschelli, Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations     
p. 617-210-5761
e. Joseph.Truschelli@State.MA.US

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind:
Wayne Levy, Communications  
p. 617-626-7586
e. Wayne.Levy@State.MA.US

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
Aurora Wilber, Communications    
p. 617-740-1690
e. Aurora.Wilber@State.MA.US

Office of Refugees & Immigrants:
Falah Hashem, Communications  
p. 617-988-3451
e. Falah.Hashem@State.MA.US

Department of Elder Affairs
Tom Lyons
p. 617-222-7458
e. Thomas.H.Lyons@State.MA.US


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