The Massachusetts Health Council has named Raymond V. Tamasi, former Gosnold President and CEO, as a recipient of its outstanding leadership award.  Tamasi was one of four individuals cited for “outstanding contributions to promoting and protecting health and wellness in the Commonwealth and representing the best and the brightest in healthcare.” The event, which was emceed by Dr. Mallika Marshal, WBZ-TV news medical reporter was held on October 10 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and attended by more than 500 people.

Tamasi was recognized for his work in addiction treatment and prevention over a career than has spanned forty-five years and includes participation on Governor Charlie Baker’s Opioid Task Force and the Massachusetts Commission on Behavioral Health Promotion and Prevention. Since stepping down as the Gosnold CEO, Tamasi has created the Gosnold Innovation Center, a division devoted to the development and testing of innovative approaches to treatment and prevention.  In this role, he also speaks nationally on issues of policy, treatment improvements, and advocacy.

The Massachusetts Health Council was established in 1920 and is dedicated to fostering a culture of health so that health and wellness thrive in every community.  The Council runs programs, hosts meetings and conferences and supports policies and activities that promote health and wellness across the Commonwealth and in each city, town, community and neighborhood.