Staff

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

Jessica Stelmaszek, MPH
Director of Health

Public Health

Dave Heiden
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Naugatuck Valley Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator

Joan Lane, MPH
Public Health Specialist

Carol Slajda, MA, MBA
NauVEL Program Manager

Dena Miccinello
NauVEL Program Assistant

Administration

Lisa McEachern
Business Manager

Judith Waleski
Administrative Assistant

Gabriella Reyes
Administrative Assistant

Environmental Health

Melanie Dokla, BS, RS
Assistant Director Environmental Health
Registered Sanitarian

Rita Fazzino, RS
Housing Code Enforcement Officer
Registered Sanitarian

Laurel Shaw, MPH, RS
Registered Sanitarian

Pran Gjeloshi, BS, RS
Registered Sanitarian

Yvonne Douglas-Smith
Sanitarian

Community Health

Carissa Caserta, MPH
Assistant Director Community Health

Kristin Charest, RN
Public Health Nurse

Elizabeth M. Green, BS
Immunization Program Coordinator

Jamie Luckhardt, BS
Health Educator