Board of Health

The Emerson Board of Health was established when the Borough of Emerson was incorporated as a municipality in 1903.  The autonomous Board, which can legislate local health ordinances, is composed of five members who are Borough residents.  The Board meets monthly and at its January meeting, elects a slate of officers.  Board Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Council, usually for a three-year term.  

2024 Board of Health Members
Corey Melillo - Board of Health President  
Linda Lahey - Board Member
Elaine Palombit - Board Member
Kelly Abramopaulos - Board Member
Kelly Watters - Board Member
Mary Kopp - Board of Health Secretary 
Councilwoman Nicole Argenzia - Council Liaison
Northwest Bergen Regional Health Commission
Namitha Reddy, Director of Health/Health Officer
Gary Dorsi - Assistant Health Director
Christine Luciano - Public Health Nurse