Board of Health
Appointed by the Mayor
1 JFK Memorial Drive
Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: 781-794-8090 | Fax: 781-794-8098
Dr. Arthur Bregoli Jr
Dr. Philip Nedelman
Laurie Melchionda, MEd, BSN, RN
Marybeth McGrath, Director, Municipal Licenses and Inspections
The mission of the Board of Health is to assist the Health Division to protect, promote and sustain the health, well being and quality of life for residents, the community and the environment through health assessment, education and prevention.
The Board of Health derives its authority from Massachusetts General Laws to set policies and make regulations to protect the public and environmental health.
It’s a fact: In 1799, Paul Revere was Chairman of the Board of Health in Boston, the
first local health board in Massachusetts. He and his fellow board members
were given broad authority to control the “ filth and offal” that contaminated
the environment and produced deadly epidemics.