The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) has elected BPHC's Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, to its 2017-2018 Board of Directors. NACCHO is governed by a 24-member board that comprises local and tribal health officials who are elected by their peers. Valdes Lupi began her 2-year term on July 1, 2017.
As the governing body, the Board of Directors establishes NACCHO's strategic direction and initiatives, sets the annual legislative agenda, approves official statements of policy, ensures that annual goals are met, and provides financial oversight. The Board is NACCHO's public face, and represents members in matters of policy, public health practice, and collaboration with health partners in the public and private sectors.
Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH, joined BPHC as executive director in February 2016. She serves as the key advisor to Mayor Martin J. Walsh on health issues and builds on innovative partnerships across city agencies to leverage strategic opportunities for housing, economic development, transportation, education and environmental policies to positively impact the health of all Boston residents.
"I'm honored to serve on NACCHO's Board of Directors and look forward to continue working with other health departments during this time of transition at the federal level to improve the lives of our residents," said BPHC Executive Director Monica Valdes Lupi, JD, MPH. "Boston is recognized as a national leader in public health, and I'm proud that I'll be able to showcase our work and collaborate with other cities and counties."
In addition to electing Monica Valdes Lupi to the board, NACCHO has also announced new officers, at-large, and regional members. A complete list of the Board of Directors can be found here.