Jack Vondras



Jack Vondras has worked in the field of public health for more than 30 years, playing a leading role in helping communities address some of their most pressing public health concerns, including drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, and HIV/AIDS. He has special expertise in program management, strengthening care systems, improving services for high-risk populations, and increasing access to primary care resources.

As the administrative director for the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), Vondras directs finance staff in the management of day-to-day operations, ensuring the efficiency of contract management, project oversight, execution of contract tasks, and financial management. He is also the senior advisor to the Massachusetts Training and Technical Assistance Partnership (MassTAPP), overseeing and mentoring the project to implement improved systems for contract management/compliance, financial monitoring, and overall project administration.

Before joining EDC, Vondras directed the health departments for the cities of Somerville, MA, and Gloucester, MA. He currently serves on the board of directors for North Shore Community Health, which runs federally qualified health centers. In 2009, he was awarded the John D. Crowley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Local Public Health by the Massachusetts Association of Health Directors.

Vondras holds an MS in public health from the University of Tennessee.

Speaking Highlights

The Plainville Problem Gambling Services Assessment and Interim Plan

Co-presentation to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
Boston, MA
June 25, 2015

Strategic Plan Development for the Prevention of Problem Gambling

Co-presentation to the Public Health Trust Fund Executive Committee
Boston, MA
April 14, 2015

Testimony of Recommendations to Address the Opioid Overdose Crisis

Governor’s Working Group to Address the Opioid Crisis in the Commonwealth
Boston, MA
March 2015

Selected Resources

Resource libraries

This searchable database offers resources and materials selected and reviewed by the staff of the Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP).


The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) developed this guidance document to assist efforts in preventing and reducing underage drinking and other drug use in Ma


This online tool provides guidance for applying the Strategic Prevention Framework process to the prevention of alcohol misuse and abuse.


The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MassTAPP) at EDC developed this interactive communications toolkit to help substance abuse prevention practitioners create clear,