After 18 Months, Framingham Health Director Resigns

FRAMINGHAM – The Town of Framingham’s Health Director is leaving.

Michael Blanchard, hired in November 2015, is leaving for a job in the private sector.

Framingham Town Manager Bob Halpin told Selectmen Tuesday night Blanchard has accepted a position with Steward Health Care System.

Blanchard was the Assistant Town Administrator for the Town of Milton when hired. He served as that town’s Health Director from 2005 to 2013.

In the last 5 years, four Framingham Health Directors has resigned.

  • Steven Ward was hired in August 2013 but resigned in October 2014.
  • Framingham’s Interim Director of Public Health Roberto Santamaria voluntarily resigned in May 2013.
  •  Ethan Mascoop, citing personal reasons, resigned in spring 2013


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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