The new director of the Watertown Department of Public Health has been appointed, Town Manager Michael Driscoll announced Friday.
“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Larry A. Ramdin to the position of Director of Public Health, effective Aug. 27, 2018,” Driscoll said in the announcement (see the letter below).
Ramdin has over 40 years experience working in the field of public health, and has been head of local health departments in Salem and Reading for the past 11 years. He also worked for six years for the City of Newton as an environmental health specialist.
“With Mr. Ramdin’s extensive experience and educational background, he will be able to enhance the Health Department’s delivery of services including the assessment of community public health needs to determine program development; coordination of health education programs, wellness programs and environmental health services; as well as ensuring the compliance with mandates of federal, state and local ordinances, regulations and Board of Health policies,” Driscoll said.
Ramdin takes over from Deborah Rosati, who left after nearly four years in Watertown.