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. Food Truck Thursdays

    Food Trucks will be vending each Thursday afternoon from 4PM - 8PM through 10/12/23 in front of the Shrewsbury Town Hall, 100 Maple Avenue. Please note that Food Truck Vendors are subject to change. All are welcome! 2023 Updated Food Vendor Schedule
  2. Shrewsbury Fire Department Open House - October 14, 2023

    The Shrewsbury Fire Department, 11 Church Road, will hold an Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10 AM to 2 PM. There will be station tours, bouncy house, firefighter interaction, sit in a fire truck and pizza. Come meet Sparky! All are welcome! Fire Department Open House Flyer
  3. Shrewsbury Senior Center Flu Clinic - October 16, 2023

    VNA Care will conduct a flu clinic at the Shrewsbury Senior Center, 98 Maple Avenue on Monday, October 16, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pre-registration is advised. For more information and to register, please contact Renee D'Argento at 508-841-8647. Flu Clinic Flyer
  4. Shrewsbury Senior Center Artisan Expo - December 4, 2023

    The Shrewsbury Senior Center located on 98 Maple Avenue is hosting an Artisan Expo on Monday, December 4, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please call 508-841-8640. All are welcome! Artisan Expo Flyer
  5. FREE At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

    The U.S. government will relaunch a program to provide FREE Covid-19 home test kits to Americans. U.S. households can order FOUR FREE test kits starting September 25, 2023. Keep reading for more information
  1. September Is Preparedness Month

    Every September is Emergency Preparedness Month, highlighting the need to prepare for emergencies and disasters and provide resources to equip residents with the information they should know. Keep reading for more information
  2. Community Recycling Fundraiser - October 15, 2023

    The Shrewsbury Rotary Club is sponsoring this event on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from Noon to 3:00 p.m. at the Shrewsbury Town Hall located on 100 Maple Avenue. Thank you to WIN Waste Innovations for their generous sponsorship of this event! Community Recycling Fundraiser Flyer
  3. Mosquito-borne Disease Prevention

    The City of Worcester's Division of Public Health (WDPH) in conjunction with the Central MA Mosquito Control Project (CMMCP) is providing important information on mosquito-borne disease protection. Keep reading for more information
  4. Public Health Topic of the Month: Flu - September 2023

    Date of Record: 09-01-23 - The Central MA Regional Public Health Alliance (CMRPHA) is offering 4 ways to prepare for the Flu Season: 1) Get the Flu Vaccine; 2) Know the Symptoms; 3) Know your Risk; and 4) Take Preventative Action. Keep reading for more information
  5. MA Department of Public Health: Community Health Equity Survey

    Date of Record: 8-2-23 - If you are over the age of 14 and reside in MA, please consider taking the Community Health Equity Survey. The MA Dept. of Public Health specifically seeks to hear from communities who have been impacted by health inequities. Keep reading for more information
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About the Board of Health

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.

Karyn MRMC Pic 2022Karyn Rossacci, DNP(c), MSN, NP-C, RN, CCRN-K

Karyn Rossacci has 20 years of experience in the nursing field with a diverse clinical background including Acute/Critical Care, Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine, and Occupational Health. As a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Karyn has provided care for patients of all ages in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Leadership with a focus on healthy work environments. In addition to her clinical expertise, Karyn has an extensive leadership background with a focus on public health. She has served as the Director of Nursing for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health-Tewksbury Hospital, Director of Nursing for Curative Massachusetts, and the Chief Nursing Officer for Gothams Massachusetts COVID-19 Treatment Centers. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the state of Massachusetts, Karyn utilized her clinical and leadership skills to lead Curative’s three mass vaccination sites, which ultimately provided over 450,000 vaccinations to the residents of the Commonwealth. Most recently, she provided clinical leadership and regulatory oversight for the Gothams team providing a variety of COVID-19 treatment and prevention options throughout the state of Massachusetts. Karyn now works for Milford Regional overseeing the health and wellness of the organization’s 2500+ employees, medical staff, and volunteers and their Director of Employee Health.

Ms. Rossacci has served on the Shrewsbury Board of Health since July 2023.

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