Contact: Judy Metcalf, RS., CHO
Director of Public Health
Address: Town Hall, 126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
Alternate Phone: 413-967-9616
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30 and 1-4:00
Board of Health Members
Michael Juda Chairman
Nichole Bradway Vice-Chair
John Desmond Member
Name Title Telephone
Judy Metcalf RS., CHO Director of Public Health 413-967-9615 x 111
Stephen Bell Health Inspector 413-967-9615 x 116
Betty Barlow Administrative Assistant 413-967-9615 x 110
Vacant Public Health Nurse 413-967-9615 x 112
Edward Kent Jr. Plumbing Inspector 413-967-9615
Michael Pluta Asst. Plumbing Inspector 413-967-9615
Thomas Kularski Animal Inspector
The mission of the Ware Board of Health is to address public health needs, protect and improve the health and quality of life in the community, offer education resources and promulgate and enforce local, state and national regulations as required by law.
The objective of the Board of Health is to assure effective and deliverable public health programs, services and regulations. To do so, the Board provides timely response, collaborates with other local town departments, neighboring communities, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MDEP), businesses, academic institutions and other professional organizations. Staff and Board members keep current on the latest advances in public health science, current policy-making trends and emerging public health needs in the community.
Duties and Responsibilities
The primary duties of the Board of Health center on enforcing the provisions of the State Sanitary and Environmental Codes under the jurisdiction of the Board of Health.