Board of Health

The mission of the Shrewsbury Board of Health is to promote general health of the community, the wellness in the individual, and to inspire conditions by which people can remain healthy. We offer educational resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law. We promote sanitary living conditions for all our residents and strive to protect the environment from harm and pollution.

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  1. Electronics Recycling Event - April 22, 2023

    Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at St. Nicholas Church, 34 Gold Street, Shrewsbury, MA. Accepting any and all electronics, bikes, appliances and more. All Towns welcome! Questions? Email: Recycling Flyer
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    The Shrewsbury Rotary Club is hosting a Community Recycling Fundraiser on Sunday, April 16, 2023 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. in front of the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue. Recycling Fundraiser Flyer
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    Date of Record: 03-15-23 - The Healey-Driscoll Administration announced that the state’s COVID-19 public health emergency will end on May 11, 2023, to align with the end of the federal public health emergency. Keep Reading for More Information!
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About the Board of Health

Steve V igeant PictureStephen Vigeant

Stephen Vigeant is a retired former Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) with over forty years of experience in environmental impact assessment and licensing, specifically in the fields of atmospheric dispersion analyses, air quality permitting and environmental studies, and hazardous chemical consequence assessments. He holds a B.S. degree in Meteorology from the Lowell Technological Institute and an M.S. degree in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University. He was also a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). 

Mr. Vigeant has served on the Shrewsbury Board of Health since July 2014.

Jennie Fishman PictureJennie Fishman, MPH

Jennie Fishman is a Program Director with Commonwealth Medicine, the public service consulting and operations division of UMass Chan Medical School, with over a decade of experience partnering with state agencies to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations, with a special interest in youth and families. She is passionate about supporting the healthy development of youth from infancy through childhood, and into the transition to adulthood. Ms. Fishman has extensive experience providing project leadership, management, and conducting program evaluation. She has a proven track record for overseeing large projects with complex budgets, able to conceptualize project needs from beginning to end and leverage resources to successfully meet deliverables.

Mrs. Fishman has served on the Shrewsbury Board of Health since July 2018.

Dr. Abraham photoMember

Dr. George M. Abraham is Chief of Medicine at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, Massachusetts, a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Adjunct Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.  

He is the President (2021-22) of the American College of Physicians (the largest internal medicine specialty organization in the world), having served as the Emeritus Chair of the Board of Governors and a Regent of the College prior. He served as the Governor of the Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) from 2014-18 and as Chair of the Board of Governors from 2018-19. Recently, he was awarded a Mastership in the College.  

He is the Chair Emeritus of the Infectious Disease Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine, which is tasked with certifying all subspecialists in the field of infectious disease.  

Dr. Abraham is also the Immediate-Past Chair of the Board of Registration (Licensing) in Medicine, Massachusetts (appointed by Governor Deval M. Patrick and reappointed by Governor Charles D. Baker). Prior to this, he has served as a Trustee of the Massachusetts Medical Society (owner of the New England Journal of Medicine), as President of the Worcester District Medical Society, as the Chief Medical Officer of the Central Massachusetts Independent Physician Association and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. 

Dr. Abraham has served on the Shrewsbury Board of Health since July 2019.
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