Board of Health

Board of Health
c/o Health Department
725 Old Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
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The Board of Health is the policy making body for the Health Department.


The Board of Health generally meets the second Monday of the month at 7:30 pm in-person in the First Floor Conference Room in The Honorable John J. Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road and via Conference Call Bridge. All schedules and locations are subject to change. Please check the Town Meetings Calendar for cancellations or location changes.    

Powers and Duties

  • Making and amending rules for the promotion and preservation of the public health, health services in public schools, and sanitation as required, in accordance with the General Statutes, the state public health code and other state and town regulations and ordinances. 
  • Advising the Director of Health in all matters related to public health, and health services in the town schools
  • Appointing the School and Well Child Clinic medical advisors

Board of Health Member Listing 

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Name (Party) Title Term  Email
Mark Hotchkiss, MD (D) 2024 Chair  11/2023 - 11/2027
Henry Yoon, MD (U)   11/2023 - 11/2027
Sally E. Connolly, MS CCC-SLP (R)   11/2022 - 11/2026
Jason P. Prevelige (R) 2024 Vice Chair 11/2021 - 11/2025
Maryfrances DeSteno, APRN (D) 2024 Secretary 11/2020 - 11/2024
Tracey Rinaldi Board of Education Liaison
Carolyn Durgy Human Services Commission Liaison

About the Board of Health

Term Length: Four years with two term limit
# of Members: Seven 
Appointing Bodies: Board of Selectmen (5), Board of Education (1), Human Services Commission (1)
Party Balance Required?: Yes
Defined In: Town Charter - Article X