|Name||Kathleen M. Teahan|
|Address||78 Harvard Street |
Whitman, Massachusetts , United States
|Last Modifed||*crickets chirp*|
May 05, 2004 12:04pm
|Info||Representrative Kathleen M. Teahan, a Democrat from Whitman, represents the 7th Plymouth District which includes the towns of Abington, East Bridgewater and Whitman. She is currently serving her fourth term and has been a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care and the Joint Committee on State Administration since her first term. Representative Teahan has also served on the Committee to Study Adoption and the Committee to Study End-of-Life Issues. She served as a member of the Special Commission on Oral Health that presented its report to the entire legislature on March 2, 2000, and continues to be a strong advocate for improving oral health. Recently, Representative Teahan served on the Special Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. |
Representative Teahan is a member of the Girl Scout Council of Southeastern Massachusetts Board of Directors and the Whitman-Hanson Citizen Scholarship Foundation. She is also serving as the Massachusetts Team Leader for the National Foundation of Women Legislators' exciting new partnership with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Folklore Center at the Library of Congress, and the Disabled America Veterans to bring national awareness of the Veterans History Project. The goal of this partnership is to assist the Veteran History Project in its historic congressional mission to collect and preserve the oral histories of American wartime veterans and the civilians who served in their support, while strengthening relationships between veterans and women elected officials.
She has also served as a member of the Whitman School Committee and Whitman Habitat for Humanity. In 2001, Representative Teahan was nominated by her colleagues to participate in the Flemming Fellows Institute at the Center for Policy Alternatives located in Washington, DC. In January of 2002, Representative Teahan accompanied a delegation of legislators, human services workers and college students on a humanitarian mission to bring medical textbooks, over the counter pharmaceuticals, toothbrushes and Braille texts to needy facilities in Cuba. Along with members of the Massachusetts public health and dental communities, Representative Teahan has also participated in the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Policy Academy on Improving Oral Health Care for Children.
Representative Teahan has been honored for her legislative efforts by the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute (2003 Congressional Angels in Adoption Award), Health Care For All (2002 For the People, Against the Tide Award), and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (2003 Professional Recognition Award).
A graduate of Bridgewater State College, Representative Teahan was formerly a classroom teacher at the Gordon W. Mitchell Middle School in East Bridgewater and Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. Teahan was four children and one granddaughter.
Representative Teahan's priorities are health care, education, jobs, economic development and environmental protection.