HOLDEN, Mass. – State Rep. Kimberly N. Ferguson (R-Holden) was appointed to a special advisory board for advising the Secretary of Health and Human Services in designing and implementing a community-based service network and family resource center pilot program.
Ferguson was appointed to the role by House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading).
“I am pleased to have received this appointment,” said Ferguson. “I feel that my background, coupled with expertise of my fellow board members, will enable the Board to offer poignant recommendations that will ultimately assist in protecting the Commonwealth’s most vulnerable children and families.”
She will join fellow legislators, as well as appointees of the Commissioner of the Department of Children and Families and various other state agencies in making resources available to Massachusetts’ residents who do not currently have access to them.
Additionally, the advisory board will monitor progress by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services in furthering the development of a community-based family resource center.
Upon implementation of the program, the advisory board will provide an in-depth report as to the program’s successes and obstacles as well as any recommendations to alter the program design or establish new pilot centers.