Board of Health

2018 Regular Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2018
April 12, 2018
June 14, 2018
September 13, 2018
November 8, 2018

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

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NDDH Strategic Plan - Updated November 8, 2017

FY 2017 NDDH Town Annual Reports

Town of Brooklyn Town of Pomfret
Town of Canterbury Town of Putnam
Town of Eastford Town of Sterling
Town of Hampton Town of Thompson
Town of Killingly Town of Union
Town of Plainfield Town of Woodstock


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.

BrooklynRobert KelleherFinance
Rick Ives (Alt)
CanterburyLuther ThurlowBuilding & Trade; Finance; Quality Improvement
Jack Tucker (Alt)
EastfordArvind ShawPersonnel; Quality Improvement
Ashlyn Ellsworth (Alt)
HamptonRobert GrindleBy-Laws; Personnel; Union Negotiation
Edward Burchfield (Alt)
KillinglyDavid GriffithsBoard Vice Chair; Personnel
Tammy WakefieldBoard Chair; Ad-Hoc: Personnel; Bylaws; Finance; Union Negotiation
Vacancy (Killingly Alt)
Elaine Lippke (Borough of Danielson)Finance (Interim Chair); Quality Improvement; Union Negotiations Chair
Heidi Clifford (Danielson Alt)Personnel; Ad Hoc - Ordinance Review
PlainfieldDonald GladdingBy-Laws
Robert KerrBuilding & Trade; Union Negotiation
Vacancy (Alt)
PomfretDonna Grant
Robert Andrews (Alt)
PutnamJay SinhaFood Service; Union Negotiation
Anthony Falzarano (Alt)
SterlingLana SalisburyBy-Laws; Ad Hoc - Ordinance Review
John Firlick (Alt)
ThompsonDelpha VeryQuality Improvement
Orla McKiernan-Raftery (Alt)Finance
UnionNate SwiftFinance
Joseph Kratochvil (Alt)
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.