Board of Health

NDDH 2021 Meeting Schedules

NDDH Proposed 2021 Budget

Click here to view  Board Meeting Agendas/Minutes.

NDDH Strategic Plan - Updated November 2019

Grants Report - Updated September, 2019



FY 2019 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


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.

Board Member Biographies 

Bob Kelleher              Luther Thurlow                 Elaine Lippke                Robert Grindle          Sue Starkey

Heidi Clifford              David Griffiths                  Donald Gladding           Robert Kerr

Ann Hinchman         Lana Salisbury                Nathan Swift                   Dr. Gail Dickinson

BrooklynRobert KelleherBoard Vice Chair, Executive, Finance
Rick Ives (Alt)
CanterburyLuther Thurlow
Christopher Lippke (Alt)
Paul Torcellini (Alt)
HamptonRobert GrindlePersonnel
Vacancy (Alt)
KillinglyDavid A. GriffithsBoard Chair/Executive
Heidi CliffordPersonnel
Vacancy (Killingly Alt)
Elaine Lippke (Borough of Danielson)Finance (Interim Chair); Executive
Vincent Iannuzzi (Danielson Alt)
PlainfieldDonald GladdingPersonnel
Robert KerrBy-Laws
Vacancy (Alt)
PomfretAnn Hinchman
Jorge Martinez (Alt)
Vacancy (Alt)
SterlingLana SalisburyPersonnel
Vacancy (Alt)
Orla McKiernan-Raftery (Alt)Finance
UnionNathan SwiftFinance
David Heck (Alt)
WoodstockDr. Gail Dickinson
Robert Andrews (Alt)By-Laws
DirectorSue StarkeySecretary/Treasurer/Executive

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.