At the end of 2021, two members of the Public Health Museum Board of Directors stepped down.
Ashlynn Rickord Werner made extraordinary contributions to the museum, on the board, and before that as the museum coordinator. She brought archival, collections, and historical expertise to all her service to the museum, instituting innovations to the operations and energetically securing grant funding for multiple purposes. She oversaw and led significant advances for the museum. She also wrote Tewksbury State Hospital in the Images of America series with Jon Maynard (signed copies available from the Public Health Museum).
Paul Berian was a volunteer at the museum when he generously agreed to take on the job of treasurer and join the board. He brought his business expertise to the board, and as treasurer, managed complicated issues and introduced enhanced methods and
practices for tracking funds for our growing operation.
We will miss Ashlynn and Paul on the board, and thank them for their service. We also greatly appreciate their continued involvement with the museum and willingness to provide expert advice. We wish them all the best in their endeavors.