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Greenfield Hires Michael Theroux as Health Director

GREENFIELD — The city of Greenfield welcomed Michael Theroux as its new Health director, starting March 18.

“I am excited about joining the Health Department in Greenfield,” Theroux said. “I look forward to working with the businesses and citizens of this wonderful city.”

Theroux brings a wealth of experience to the role. He previously worked in the town of Agawam for 20 years, playing a crucial role in various city departments, such as Building, Engineering, and Health, and was Agawam’s Health director for 12 years.

“Michael Theroux is uniquely qualified to lead the Health Department in protecting the public health of Greenfield,” Mayor Virginia Desorgher said. “I look forward to collaborating with him on addressing the public-health challenges facing our city.”

Theroux’s work in the Agawam Health Department became especially significant during the COVID-19 pandemic. He helped prepare local protocols to preserve the community’s public health while liaising with the state to implement COVID guidelines for local agencies. He most recently worked in the Vermont Department of Health, where was a health inspector who enforced compliance for restaurants, hotels, and other venues.

Theroux achieved numerous licenses and certifications throughout his career, including for ServeSafe, home inspection, septic inspection, FDA Current Good Manufacturing Practice, and FDA retail.

Theroux earned an associate degree from Holyoke Community College and a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State University.