Damōn Chaplin, MBA

Public Health Director
City of New Bedford

Damōn Chaplin is the Public Health Director for the City of New Bedford.  In this role, he manages a 22 member staff operating 6 public health divisions responsible for enforcing federal, state, and local ordinances and codes for students and families residing in the approximately 45,000 housing units and patronizing local businesses and restaurants, serving a population of approximately 100,000 people.  In his previous role as the Metro Boston Regional Director and Director of Local Public Health Initiatives with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, he provided statewide leadership and direction to local health departments interested in applying for accreditation and forming public health districts.  He was also instrumental in forming the Massachusetts Large Cities Collaborative, consisting of the state’s 14 largest cities ranging from Framingham with a population of approximately 70,000 people to Boston with a population of more than 650,000 people.  Damōn is an active Board Member of MPHA and represents Region 1 with the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).

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