The Naugatuck Valley Health District has a professional and experienced staff dedicated to promoting optimal health and a healthy environment. You can reach NVHD staff at 203-881-3255 and WIC staff at 203-888-1271.

Director of Health

Jeff Dussetschleger, DDS, MPH,
Director of Health

Public Health

Jessica Stelmaszek, MPH
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator

Joan Lane, MPH
Public Health Specialist

Carol Slajda, MA, MBA
NauVEL Program Manager


Lisa McEachern
Business Manager

Colleen Lindholm
Administrative Assistant

Judith Waleski
Administrative Assistant

Environmental Health

David Rogers, MS, RS
Assistant Director Environmental Health

Rita Fazzino, RS
Housing Code Enforcement/Sanitarian

Melanie Dokla, BS, RS
Head Sanitarian

Laurel Shaw, BS, RS

Pran Gjeloshi, BS, RS

Yvonne Douglas-Smith, RS

Community Health

Carissa Caserta, MPH
Assistant Director Community Health

Alicia Mulvihill, MPH
Health Educator

Kristin Charest, RN
Public Health Nurse

Elizabeth M. Green, BS
Immunization Program Coordinator