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Health Advisory Council

Newton’s Advisory Council of Health and Human Services is established by Section 12-20 of the Revised Ordinances of the City. The council is made up of eight residents and is chaired by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services.

The council meets at least four times a year at 7:00 PM in the Health & Human Services department offices at City Hall, 1000 Commonwealth Ave. Regular and special meetings are posted with the City Clerk. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting should contact the department to confirm the date and time.

The current members of the council are listed below:

  • Deborah Youngblood - Health and Human Services Commissioner, Chair  
  • Aric Parnes, (MD)
  • Lisa Terrizzi
  • Bradley Barnes
  • Brenda Anders Pring (MD)
  • Matthew Stafford
  • Michelle Freshman
  • Asa Fanelli
  • Michelle Drolsbaugh

HHSAC Minutes

Section UL

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

January Minutes(15.5 KB)

2016 Minutes

January Minutes(14.6 KB)
May Minutes(15.8 KB)


February 2013(43.7 KB)
January 2013(27.2 KB)
June 2013(31.2 KB)
March 2013(45.3 KB)
November 2013(114.5 KB)


October 2010(26.1 KB)
June 2010(27.1 KB)


September 2009(30.8 KB)
June 2009(25.6 KB)
March 2009(24.8 KB)
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