Cambridge Health Alliance

Special Act of the Massachusetts Legislature, Chapter 147 of the Acts of 1996.  Cambridge Municipal Code, Chapter 2.72.

Address all aspects of the health of the City and oversee operations of the Cambridge Public Health Commission (more commonly known as the Cambridge Health Alliance, which operates Cambridge, Somerville and Whidden Hospitals, and multiple health centers).

19 members (including representation from the medical profession, two City employees, 10 Cambridge residents, 4 Somerville residents, 1 Everett resident and the Chief Executive Officer of the Cambridge Health Alliance). 

3  years

Meetings: Link to Cambridge Health Alliance Calendar

Members: For most updated list, visit:

Cambridge Health Alliance CEO:
Patrick Wardell

City of Cambridge Members:
Ellen Semonoff, Chair
Louis DePasquale

Physician Member:
Maren Batalden, MD
David Bor, MD

Cambridge Members:
Carol Van Deusen Lukas, Vice Chair
Moacir Barbosa
Madge Kaplan, Cambridge
Katharine Kosinski, MD, Cambridge
Traci Logan
Carol Van Deusen Lukas
Steve Manos
Paula Paris
Joshua Posner
Maxwell (Mike) Solet
Deborah Klein Walker 

Somerville Members:
Isaac Machado
Gerald McCue
Kathleen McGilvray
Cathy Wirth

Everett Member:
Bill Hart

Connie Young, Ph. 617-665-1001

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Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager