Celia M. Josephson

Candidate for East Hampton Trustee

Celia has lived in East Hampton for the past thirty-five years, raising her three children with her husband Stephen and conducting her solo law practice.

Prior to moving to East Hampton, Celia worked for the Joint Committee on Health care in the Massachusetts Legislature, directing a commission tasked with remediating the lead poisoning crisis in Boston. She coordinated multiple government agencies: federal, state and local, to devise short and long term solutions to the environmental challenge.  The result was landmark legislation that set a nation-wide precedent for a multi-pronged approach to pollutant mitigation.

As a new resident of East Hampton, Celia sought to address the inadequacy of local health care options for the uninsured and under insured. From 1990-1992, she directed the South Fork Community Health Initiative, a non-profit which continues to provide improved access to health care services from its offices on Pantigo Road. 

From 2014-2020, to meet the needs of new members of the community, Celia used her knowledge of Spanish to teach ESL, Citizenship Preparation and high school equivalency at the East Hampton library.