Who oversees CICRF?

Learn who manages and administers the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF).

The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) receives monies through an annual allotment of $1 for each employee whose wages are counted as part of employer contributions for unemployment health insurance. The State Treasury manages the Fund.

The Fund is administered by the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission, an independent, multidisciplinary Commission. Members from the public and private sectors are recommended by the Office of the Attorney General and the Governor’s Office. Final appointments are made by the Governor. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides staff support to the Commission. The Commission is the final authority on decisions regarding expenditures from the Fund.

The Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund Commission

Public Members

John S. Maypole, MD, co-chair
Bonnie Thompson, BS, co-chair
Elizabeth Childs, MD, MPA
Laura Goodman, JD
Laura-Jean Hickey, MEd, AFL-CIO Representative
Donna Nimec, MD
Victoria Pulos, JD

State Agency Ex-Officio Members

Deborah B. Goldberg
Treasurer and Receiver General
Office of the State Treasurer

Marylou Sudders
Secretary
Executive Office of Health and Human Services

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH
Commissioner
Department of Public Health

Gary D. Anderson
Commissioner
Division of Insurance

Commissioner Emerita

Marcia Huttner, MLS

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