Gov. Baker & Healthcare Secretary Sudders To Testify at COVID Vaccine Oversight Hearing Thursday

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BOSTON – Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker will testify before oversight hearing on COVID Vaccine Distribution hosted by the Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management on Thursday, February 25 at 11 a.m.

The Governor is among a dozen or so interviews who will testify. Individuals can view the hearing at https://malegislature.gov/Events/SpecialEvents/Detail/374

The Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management is chaired by Representative Bill Driscoll, Jr. and Senator Jo Comerford. Other members include Senator Cindy Friedman (Vice Chair), Representative Jon Santiago (Vice Chair), Representative Rob Consalvo, Senator John Cronin, Senator Julian Cyr, Representative Mindy Domb, Representative Carolyn Dykema, Representative Paul Frost,
Senator Eric Lesser, Representative Elizabeth Malia, Representative Christina Minicucci, Senator Patrick O’Connor, Representative Orlando Ramos, Representative Chynah Tyler, and Representative David Vieira


Individuals were invited to testify. The tentative schedule:

11 a.m. Gov. Baker

Noon Tiffany Tate, Executive Director, Maryland Partnership for Prevention, Inc.

12:30 p.m. Mike Festa, State Director, AARP Massachusetts and Sandra Harris, State President, AARP Massachusetts

1 p.m.

  • Senator Sonia Chang Diaz, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights and and Inclusion
  • Representative Bud Williams, House Chair, Joint Committee on Racial Equity, Civil Rights and Inclusion
  • Gladys Vega, Executive Director, La Collaborativa
  • Dr. Atiya Martin, Founder, All Aces, Inc

2 p.m.

  • Senator Cindy Friedman, Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
  • Representative John Lawn, House Chair, Joint Committee on Health Care Financing
  • Dr. Kevin Tabb, President and CEO, Beth Israel Lahey Health
  • Dr. Kiame Mahaniah, CEO, Lynn Community Health Center
  • Keith Hovan, President and CEO, Southcoast Health

3 p.m.

  • Dr. Thea James, Vice President of Mission and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Boston Medical Center
  • Representative Marjorie Decker, House Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health
  • Dr. Bisola Ojikutu, Professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Meredith O’Leary, Public Health Director, City of Northampton

4 p.m.

  • Marylou Sudders, Secretary, Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Dr. Monica Bharel, Commissioner, Department of Public Health
  • Kevin Cranston, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Public Health
  • Ana Ferguson, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Public Health

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