2017 Regular Meeting Schedule
January 12, 2017
April 13, 2017
June 8, 2017
September 14, 2017
November 9, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: NDDH Conference Room, 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn, CT 06234
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Board of Directors
NDDH is governed by the Board of Health, comprised of representatives of the towns we serve. The number of representatives is determined by each town’s population. The Director of Health, Susan Starkey, MPH, MS, RD, is a non-voting member of the Board and serves as its Secretary/Treasurer.
|Canterbury||Luther Thurlow||Building & Trade; Finance; Quality Improvement|
|Jack Tucker (Alt)|
|Eastford||Arvind Shaw||Board Vice Chair; Personnel; Quality Improvement|
|Terry Cote (Alt)|
|Hampton||Robert Grindle||By-Laws; Personnel; Union Negotiation|
|Edward Burchfield (Alt)|
|Tammy Wakefield||Board Chair; Ad-Hoc: Personnel; Bylaws; Finance; Union Negotiation|
|Vacancy (Killingly Alt)|
|Elaine Lippke (Borough of Danielson)||Finance; Quality Improvement; Union Negotiations Chair|
|Vacancy (Danielson Alt)|
|Robert Kerr||Building & Trade; Union Negotiation|
|JoAnn Baldwin (Alt)|
|Putnam||Jay Sinha||Food Service; Union Negotiation|
|Anthony Falzarano (Alt)|
|Dale Clark (Alt)|
|Thompson||Delpha Very||Quality Improvement|
|Orla McKiernan-Raftery (Alt)||Finance|
|Joseph Kratochvil (Alt)|
|Woodstock||H. Douglas Porter||Finance Chair|
|Allan Walker, Jr. (Alt)|
Six Governance Functions of a Local Board of Health according to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Health:
- Policy development: Lead and contribute to the development of policies that protect, promote, and improve public health while ensuring that the agency and its components remain consistent with the laws and rules (local, state, and federal) to which it is subject.
- Resource stewardship: Assure the availability of adequate resources (legal, financial, human, technological, and material) to perform essential public health services.
- Legal authority: Exercise legal authority as applicable by law and understand the roles, responsibilities, obligations, and functions of the governing body, health officer, and agency staff.
- Partner engagement: Build and strengthen community partnerships through education and engagement to ensure the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders in promoting and protecting the community's health.
- Continuous improvement: Routinely evaluate, monitor, and set measurable outcomes for improving community health status and the public health agency's/governing body's own ability to meet its responsibilities.
- Oversight: Assume ultimate responsibility for public health performance in the community by providing necessary leadership and guidance in order to support the public health agency in achieving measurable outcomes.