Board of Health

2016 Regular Meeting Schedule

January 14, 2016
April 14, 2016
June 9, 2016
September 8, 2016
November 10, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm
Location: NDDH Conference Room, 69 South Main Street, Unit 4, Brooklyn, CT 06234

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NDDH 2016 Annual Report Calendar

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.

BrooklynRick Ives
Vacancy (Alternate)
CanterburyLuther ThurlowFinance
Jack Tucker (Alt)
EastfordArvind ShawBoard Vice Chair; Personnel
Terry Cote (Alt)
HamptonRobert GrindleBy-Laws; Personnel; Union Negotiation
Edward Burchfield (Alt)
KillinglyJonathan CesoliniBy Laws
Tammy WakefieldBoard Chair; Ad-Hoc: Personnel; Bylaws; Finance; Union Negotiation
Vacancy (Killingly Alt)
Elaine Lippke (Borough of Danielson)Union Negotiations Chair; Finance
Vacancy (Danielson Alt)
PlainfieldDonald Gladding
Robert KerrUnion Negotiation
Vacancy (Alt)
PomfretEarl SemmelrockBy-Laws
Maureen Nicholson (Alt)
PutnamJay SinhaUnion Negotiation
Anthony Falzarano (Alt)
SterlingNeil Cook
Dale Clark (Alt)
ThompsonDelpha Very
Orla McKiernan-RafteryFinance
UnionNate SwiftFinance; Personnel
Joseph Kratochvil (Alt)
WoodstockH. Douglas PorterFinance Chair
Allan Walker, Jr. (Alt)

Six Governance Functions of a Local Board of Health according to the Connecticut Association of Boards of Health:

  1. 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.
  2. Resource stewardship: Assure the availability of adequate resources (legal, financial, human, technological, and material) to perform essential public health services.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.