The NVHD office and WIC office are currently closed to the public and walk-ins. Please call 203-881-3255 x0 to make an appointment.

For information regarding the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), visit or call 2-1-1.


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

Joan Lane, MPH
Public Health Specialist

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

Elizabeth M. Green, BS
Immunization Program Coordinator