Health Department

Mission Statement:

The City of Taunton Board of Health seeks to protect public health, safety, and the environment within its jurisdiction by holding high standards in effectively implementing the following:

  • Enforcing federal, state, and local laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Identifying and investigating health problems and hazards in the community
  • Informing and educating the citizens of Taunton about health issues
  • Mobilizing community departments and organizations and taking action to solve problems effectively and as a team 
  • Developing policies, ordinances, regulations, and plans that support individual and community health efforts 
  • Directing people in need of personal health services and assuring the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable 
  • Insuring a competent and well-trained public health work force 
  • Assessing the efficiency, accessibility and quality of health services  
  • Researching new technologies and innovative solutions for health and environmental issues

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Heather L. Gallant Executive Director
Adam Vickstrom Assistant Executive Director
Kevin M. Duquette Landfill / Environmental Compliance Officer
Michelle Borrello, RN Public Health Nurse
Michele Bousquet Head Administrative Clerk
Brian McCracken Sanitary Inspector
Daniel Ross Sanitary Inspector
Dan Syriala Sanitary Inspector
Eileen North Sanitary Inspector

Board of Health Members

Name Title
Dr. Bruce E. Bodner Member
Dr. Charles A. Thayer Member
Dr. Bryan J. Bagdasian Chairman