City Council Unanimously Approves 3-Member Framingham Board of Health

FRAMINGHAM – The 11-member Framinham City Council unanimously approved a new 3-member City of Framingham Board of Health last night, December 4.

Under the City Charter, the 5-member Town of Framingham Board of Health had to be reduced to a 3-member Board, as state law calls for City Boards of Health to be three members.

Mayor Yvonne Spicer nominated two women and one man, including the current chair of the Board of Health in early November.

The Mayor’s office said there were 9 applicants for the three slots, six women and three men. The applicants were from Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Approved last night was the current chair Laura Housman, Dr. David Moore, and Gillian Carcia. A new chair will need to be selected.

Housman was approved fora 3-year term. Moore, a current member of the Board of Health, was approved for a 2-year position, and Carcia, was approved for a 1-year term.

Housman holds an MBA and MPH from Boston University. She has been a member of the Board of Health for 3years, most recently as Chair of the Board. “She is a collaborative member with results-proven experience in pharmaceutical, diagnostics, software and device commercialization, personalized medicine, strategic alliance program development, as well as business development in thehealthcare, biotechnology and software technology industries,” said the Mayor’s press release in announcing her re-appointment. Housman has expertise in oncology and women’s health therapeutic areas. She lives in District 1.

Dr. Moore graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and received his undergraduate degree from Colby College. “Dr. Moore has been a dedicated member of the Board of Health and brings tremendous institution knowledge to the board, especially the history of the Board’s advocacy work on environmental justice issues in South Framingham. He practiced medicine in the MetroWest area for many years, and is well known in the field<‘ said the press release in announcing his re-appointment. Dr. Moore resides in District 1.

Carcia (pictured) holds a Juris Doctor from Duke University, a Master of Public Health from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Yale University. She is a health advocate combining legal work with a background in public health and public policy. Carcia is currently Assistant General Counsel at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She lives in District 4.

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