Town of Reading Welcomes New Health Director

Reading, MA — The Town of Reading is pleased to announce that Adetokunbo Solarin, M.P.H, S.E., S.I., MCPPO has accepted the newly created position of Health Director, and began work on Monday, November 15. Ade has worked in the field of Public Health for 15 years, joining us from Danvers where he recently served as the Heath Director, with prior experience in Somerville, Oak Bluffs, Lynn, and Watertown.

The newly created Reading Health Department will reside at Town Hall for several months until their office space renovations, approved by October Special Town Meeting, are complete. Ade will then join Police Chief David Clark and Fire Chief Greg Burns in completing the new three-department Public Safety model, a creative and forward-looking approach approved by April 2021 Town Meeting.

“Special thanks to the Reading Board of Health for their guidance and support as we sought our first Director, and especially to Chair Dr. Rick Lopez for his participation in the hiring process. Our deepest appreciation to Interim Health Director Peter Mirandi, Assistant Town Manager Jean Delios, Shuang Shen, R.N., M.P.H, Kristine Harris, Nurse Practitioner, Alyse Warren, Nurse Advocate, and the School Nursing team lead by Mary Giuliana, R.N. who all helped steer us safely through the COVID-19 pandemic for the past year,” said Town Manager Bob LeLacheur. “Finally, thanks also to Town Meeting for their wisdom in understanding our new vision and voting to support progressive steps forward, and please join me in welcoming Ade to our community.” 

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