Phillomin Laptiste was nominated by Mayor Walsh last week to serve on the Board of Health, the governing body of the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC). Laptiste, the executive director of the Bowdoin Street Health Center in Dorchester, must be confirmed by the Boston City Council.
“She is a notable advocate in creating a healthy, peaceful, and safe community through resident engagement,” Walsh said of Baptiste, a Boston Latin School alumna who was born and raised on Bowdoin Street. “I am confident Phillomin will be a great addition to the Board as she understands the importance of creating social and physical environments that promote health for everyone.”
Laptiste holds a bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Communications from Emerson College and master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Suffolk University. In 2015, she graduated with a certificate from the Massachusetts Institute for Community Health Leadership. She will assume the seat on the Board formerly held by Francis Doyle, who recently stepped down from to assume a role within the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The seven members of the Board of Health are appointed by the Mayor of Boston to serve three-year staggered terms.