May 10, 2024

MHOA Weekly Newsletter

Please join me in welcoming Sophie Antoine to the MHOA Board of Directors. Sophie was elected during the April Board of Directors meeting.

Yoann Sophie Antoine Jean-Felix, MPH, CPH, CHES is a public health professional & consultant with expertise in health equity, community health, substance misuse disorder, health education, and environmental health. She currently serves as the Health Equity coordinator for the city of Medford, Massachusetts. In this capacity, she provides advocacy for the protection and advancement of public health within the community. She is a graduate of the Diverse Executives Leading in Public Health (DELPH) program through the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute (SHLI) at Morehouse School of Medicine. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Hispanic and Iberian studies with a concentration in Spanish translation and interpretation from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Master of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University, Florida. 

Sophie was elected to an at-large seat recently vacated when Roberto Santamaria (Nantucket Health and Human Services) resigned in anticipation of his new role outside local public health as executive director of a Nantucket behavioral health center. Sophie will fill the remaining time on the at-large seat term, and members will elect and/or re-elect at-large members of the Board of Directors during the annual conference in November. 

MHOA thanks Roberto for his service on the MHOA Board of Directors. We wish him well in his new job.

And warmest welcome to Sophie!

The Board of Directors will meet next week on May 16 at 1 p.m., following the Green Burials training and lunch. All MHOA members are welcome at Board of Directors meetings.


Training: Nitrogen and the Effect on Onsite Wastewater Systems

Training: Nitrogen and the Effect on Onsite Wastewater Systems

Presented by the Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association

REHS Study Courses Added

REHS Study Courses Added

Use the MHOA/MEHA $425 Group Rate

Upcoming Events

May 16, 2024
10:00AM - 12:00PM

MHOA's May Quarterly Meeting - Green Burials

Walpole Country Club, 233 Baker St., Walpole

June 25, 2024
1:00PM - 2:00PM

Public Health Advocacy Webinar - Save the Date

November 13 (8:00AM) - 15 (11:30AM), 2024

MHOA Annual Conference

MassMutual Center, Springfield MA

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