MEET JONATHAN

Rooted in Community

I have spent my life motivated by and dedicated to public service.  Inspired by my parents’ stories of political and social activism in the 1960s, I volunteered for my first campaigns in high school.  After graduating from Tufts University, I worked in the nonprofit sector and continued to volunteer in politics.  I served as Chair of Massachusetts Democratic Future, where I was passionate about getting other young people involved in the political process.

 

In 2006, I received a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and since then I have become a recognized expert in health care policy and management.  As an executive at Tufts Health Plan, I was deeply involved in implementing the 

Commonwealth’s landmark health care reform legislation after it was signed by then-Governor Romney. Today, I work as an executive at Reliant Medical Group, a multi-specialty physician practice based in Worcester.  At Reliant, my work has focused on developing a new health care program for low-income and disabled residents of Massachusetts.  I’ve also worked on developing innovative new care programs for patients with behavioral health and substance use conditions — a critical issue as the opioid epidemic continues to spread in our communities.

 

I’ve maintained my focus on public service as a resident of Wakefield.  I served as a parent volunteer on the search committee that hired a new principal for the Walton School in 2017.  I also have advocated for preserving the Town’s financial stability and promoting capital investment as an appointed member of the Town’s Finance Committee.  In 2019, I was elected to a three-year term on the Wakefield Town Council.  

 

My wife, Maria Muti, is an immigration attorney and 1995 graduate of Wakefield Memorial High School.  Maria also is active in our community, serving as the Secretary-Treasurer of Wakefield’s Human Rights Commission.  Maria and I live on the West Side of Wakefield with our four children.  Our sons, Nathaniel and Samuel, are students at the Walton School.  Our twin daughters, Norah and Lucy, currently attend preschool at Canterbury Children’s Center, and will start kindergarten at the Walton School in the fall.  Our family is grateful to call Wakefield home, and we’re proud to be able to serve our community.

Jonathan's Quick Biography

  • Married to Maria Muti, member of Human Rights Commission and 1995 graduate of Wakefield High School

  • Four children at Walton School and Canterbury Children’s Center

  • Elected to the Wakefield Town Council in 2019

  • Former member of the Finance Committee

  • Parent volunteer for the Walton School Principal search

  • Expert in health care policy and management, with a career focused on serving vulnerable populations 

  • Graduate degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University

  • Undergraduate degree from Tufts University

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