Monifa Charles hired as Framingham’s next health director

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FRAMINGHAM — Mayor Yvonne Spicer has tapped a veteran public well being administrator to supervise the town’s Well being Division.

Monifa Charles has been chosen to succeed former Well being Director Sam Wong. Charles has labored in public well being for the previous 18 years, most not too long ago for the North Carolina Division of Well being and Human Service Workplace in Raleigh, the place she recognized modern fashions of care and collaboration in underserved areas.

The Metropolis Council and its Appointments Subcommittee is predicted to evaluate and vote on Charles’ appointment within the coming weeks. Spicer is hopeful Charles’ first day on the job will likely be June 21.

Wong took a depart of absence on Jan. 1 and formally resigned Feb. 26.

Extra:Devastated: Sam Wong’s departure has statewide, even nationwide impression, well being leaders say

Previous to her present place, Charles was director of rural well being initiatives in Jacksonville, Florida. She led behavioral well being providers and statewide initiatives for wholesome households. She additionally labored as neighborhood liaison for the U.S. Division of Schooling and Human Providers for 12 years, the place she developed, designed and introduced workshops and coaching on neighborhood well being, baby abuse and prevention, infectious ailments and catastrophe preparedness.

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