Board of Health


The Board of Health is composed of 5 members who are appointed by the Board of Selectman. Local boards of health in Massachusetts are required by state statutes and regulations to perform many important and crucial duties relative to the protection of public health, the control of disease, the promotion of sanitary living conditions and the protection of the environment from damage and pollution. These requirements reflect the legislature’s understanding that many critical health problems are best handled by the involvement of local community officials familiar with local conditions. The Board of Health also works closely with other community groups to provide health information and services to the citizens of Topsfield. The links below lead to further information about the activities of the Board of Health.

John Coulon, R.S., Health Agent
Town Hall
8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983
Phone: (978) 887-1520
Fax: (978) 887-1521
Click here to contact the Health Agent

Staff Contacts

Name Title
John Coulon R.S., Health Agent
Susan Winslow Admin. Assistant

Board Members

Name Title
Sheryl Knutsen R.N., Chair
Gerry Topping P.E., Vice-Chair
Vince Guerra M.D., Member
Thomas Mannetta C.E., Member
Anthony Alley BSN, MSN, Member