Gov. Charlier Baker’s office announced Monday that Kimberly Roy has been appointed to the Cannabis Control Commission.
Serving as the governor’s appointee, Roy will oversee both the adult-use and medical marijuana industries. Since 20211, Roy has served as director of external affairs for the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, where she’s focused on the Face2Face program, a substance misuse prevention and education program serving more than 375,000 local students.
“Kim Roy’s work in prevention and education programming to help students understand the impacts of drug and alcohol addiction will serve her well as a member of the Cannabis Control Commission,” said Baker. “With a decade of service to the people of Central Massachusetts in a leadership role at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, Kim will bring a commitment to public service that will benefit the work of the Commission. I also want to thank former Commissioner Jennifer Flanagan for her dedicated service to the Commission over the past several years.”
The Cannabis Control Commission, which was signed into legislation by Gov. Baker in July 2017, administers the laws surrounding medical and adult use of marijuana in the state. The commission consists of one appointee each from the governor, treasurer and attorney general, and two members to be agreed upon by the majority of those three constitutional officers.
“I am honored by the Governor’s appointment and grateful for the opportunity to serve the people of the Commonwealth in this new capacity as a member of the Cannabis Control Commission,” said Roy. “I look forward to bringing my insights and experience from working in substance use education and prevention programming to make positive contributions to the work of the Commission. I am also grateful to Sheriff Lew Evangelidis and the entire team at the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department for the opportunity to serve the people of Worcester County over the past decade.”
Roy previously worked as a hospital representative for Johnson & Johnson. She has served on the board of trustees for Quinsigamond Community College since 2017.