NVHD will be closing early on Friday, December 13th. Hours of Operation for 12/13/2019 will be 8:30AM-2:00PM.

Fight the Flu! Call 203-881-3255 to schedule an appointment. Limited supply, call today!


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

David Heiden, MS, NEMBA
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 Trupp
NauVEL Program Assistant


Lisa McEachern
Business Manager

Judith Waleski
Administrative Assistant

Rose Carey
Administrative Assistant

Environmental Health

Melanie Dokla, BS, RS
Assistant Director Environmental Health

Rich Jackson, RS, CSS
Head Sanitarian

Rita Fazzino, RS
Housing Code Enforcement Officer
Registered Sanitarian

Pran Gjeloshi, BS, RS
Registered Sanitarian

Yvonne Whynes, MPH

Community Health

Carissa Caserta, MPH
Assistant Director Community Health

Kristin Charest, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse

Jamie Luckhardt, BS, CHES
Health Educator

Elizabeth M. Green, BS
Immunization Program Coordinator