Milford, MA, resident Gary Covino balances his demanding career with professional development and community engagement. A former public health director and consultant, Gary Covino previously led the public health departments in Dudley and Norton, Massachusetts. In these roles, he educated community members on the dangers of communicable diseases, organized immunization clinics, and led oral care presentations within the school system. In the mid-2000s, the Milford, MA, resident began working as an industry consultant to municipal entities (including towns) and to public and private food establishments. As a consultant, he audited clients’ facilities to ensure that they were meeting minimum state sanitation standards for food establishments.
Over the course of his career, Covino has earned multiple certifications and participated in several professional groups. He presently possesses credentials in federal emergency management, Massachusetts emergency preparedness, and Massachusetts environmental protection. Additionally, he serves as a soil evaluator and a lead paint determinate in the state, and he has a state safe food certification. He also engages in the Massachusetts Health Officers Association.
Outside of work, Gary Covino enjoys a diversity of outdoor sports and activities in and around Milford, MA, including running and walking. He frequently competes in charity bicycle rides to raise money for medical research nonprofits.