The MEHA Executive Board is the governing body of the organization, it consists of the Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary), the Immediate Past President and twelve at large members.

The officers are elected annually and the at large members serve staggered three years terms, with four at large positions becoming open each year.

Additionally, there are several standing committees appointed by the President, that address specific issues and represent MEHA on other Boards and Stakeholder meetings.

Any member in good standing is eligible for election to an Executive board position. If you are interested in serving on the Executive Board contact us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Executive Board-Officers

Leon Bethune
Boston Public Health Commission
Phone 617-534-5965
Robin Williams
Vice President
Newton Health Department
Phone 617-796-1420

Deborah Rosati, MS, RS/REHS
Watertown Health Department

Regina Hanson, RS
Boston Inspectional Services-Housing Division
Phone 617-961-3309

Alan Perry
Immediate Past President
Attleboro Health Department
Phone 508-223-2222 x3242

Executive Board Members


Term Ending 2019

Michael Moore, RS
MDPH Food Protection Program
Phone 617-983-6754
Jennifer Murphy
Winchester Board of Health
Phone 781-721-7121

Daniel Ottenheimer
Mill River Consulting
Phone 978-282-0014

Natasha Waden
Arlington Board of Health
Phone 781-316-3170

Term Ending 2018

Gary D. Perlman, MPH, RS, DAAS
Registered Sanitarian
Phone 617-738-1858
Susan Sawyer, RS/REHS
North Andover Board of Health
Phone 978-688-9540

Jen Tsoi
Boston University 
School of Public Health
Phone 617-638-4825

Term Ending 2017

Heather Gallant, MPH, RS, CHO
City of Taunton, Board of Health
Phone 508-821-1400
David D. Flaherty, Jr.
Raynham Health Department

Gina McNeeley, RS
Montague Board of Health
Phone 413-863-3200 ext 205

Roberto Santamaria
Director of Health, Nantucket Health Department

Active Past Presidents

Paula Champagne
Harwich Health Department
Phone 508-430-7509
Gerard Cody, REHS/RS
Lexington Health Division
Phone 781-862-0500 x 237

Patrick Maloney
Brookline Health Department
Phone 617-730-2300

Paul McNulty
Westborough Health Department
Phone 508-366-3045

Heidi Porter, MPH, REHS/RS
Bedford Board of Health
Phone 781-275-6507

Larry Ramdin
Salem Board of Health
Phone 978-741-1800

Deborah Rosati, MS, RS/REHS
Steven Ward

James White, RS
Natick Board of Health
Phone 508-647-6460

Note: Executive board meetings are held every month. The odd-numbered months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov) are conducted as in-person meetings. The even-numbered months (Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec) are conducted via conference call phone line.