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Department of Health and Community Services

Department Information
The Department of Health and Community Services brings together the departments of Health, Recreation, Veterans' Services and Council on Aging. Each of these four departments' web pages can be accessed by clicking to your left or selecting them from the "Department" drop down menu within the "Health & Community Services" page.

These departments share similar missions of promoting health, wellness, and community engagement. Their combined mission results in comprehensive programs benefiting all Easton residents.

HCS Administration located at:
Frothingham Hall
15 Barrows Street
North Easton, MA 02356

Telephone: 508-230-0690

Kristin Kennedy
Director of Health and Community Services

Kristin Kennedy, has been a Public Health professional for over 30 years.  She has been with the Town of Easton since 1996.  She served many roles before being appointed as the Director of the newly formed Department of Health and Community Services in 2015.  She has lead the department and brought together the Board of Health, Council on Aging, Recreation Department and Veteran Services, providing centralized, efficient and expanded services to Easton's residents.  She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from the University of Massachusetts- Dartmouth.

She is certified as Registered Sanitarian by the State of Massachusetts and as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian by the National Environmental Health Association. She is certified by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a Soil Evaluator, a Title 5 System Inspector and a Lead Determinator. 

Director Kennedy has completed certificate programs offered by the Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts in Public Health Practices and in Public Health Management. She has completed the Massachusetts Municipal Personnel Association’s Supervisory Leadership Development Program.

Director Kennedy was recently elected to a second term as Vice President to the Massachusetts Municipal Association’s Human Services Counsel.  She has also been appointed to represent Massachusetts on the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Preparedness Policy Advisory Group. She is a member of the following professional associations: NEHAMEHA, and MHOA

Anne Daley
Deputy Director of Health and Community Services, Community Engagement and Programming

Anne joined the Recreation Department in March 2002 as a Record Account Clerk.  She was appointed Recreation Program Director in 2004 and the appointed to Deputy Director of Health and Community Services in 2020.

Anne is a lifelong resident of Easton where she lives with her husband and three daughters. Her commitment to the community has resulted in an expansion of diverse and innovative programs for Easton residents. Anne is a member of the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association (MRPA).


Cory Ahonen
Deputy Director of Health and Community Services, Financial and Veterans' Services

Cory  joined the Town of Easton in 2018 as the Veterans' Services Officer and was appointed to Deputy Director in 2020.  He has over 14 years of experience in numerous aspects of public service, beginning with a career in the United States Air Force on active duty from 2007-2014.  He holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bridgewater State University.  He is also a Nationally Accredited VA Claims Agent.

He is a member of the Massachusetts Veterans' Services Officer Association, the Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans' Services Officer Association, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2547, the American Legion Post 7, and the Disabled American Veterans.