Message from MPHA President: Announcing Our New Executive Director

Dear Friend and Supporter,

We are excited to share with you that Carlene Pavlos will be joining us as the new Executive Director of the Massachusetts Public Health Association on April 1st.

Carlene has worked tirelessly for decades on improving the health of all residents of the Commonwealth. She is coming to us from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she has served as the Director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention. Carlene sees this opportunity with MPHA as a chance to continue the work she is passionate about, working with the big levers of policy and systems change and making an impact on the environment that people live in by addressing the root causes of injustice and health inequities.

Carlene has worked in partnership with MPHA for many years and understands our deep desire to create and change policies that will enhance basic human needs for all residents, particularly residents of color and other residents that have not had equitable opportunities for better health.

We look forward to working with Carlene and having her leadership pave the successes ahead of us as we continue our ambitious policy agenda.

Please join me in welcoming Carlene to lead us!

Warm wishes,

Jessica Collins, MS

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