Board of Health


  • 7 p.m. (Caucus Time: 6:45 p.m.)
  • A Tuesday of every month, except July and August
  • Department of Health
    309 Main Street
    Fort Lee, NJ 07024

January 15
February 12
March 12
April 9
May 14
June 11
September 10
October 15
November 12
December 10


  • Dr. Harris Levine, President
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Dr. Lawrence Altman, Vice-Chairman
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Ethel Blumenthal, Member
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Jennie Chong, Member
    Term Expires: 2019

  • Dr. Gerald J. Lee, Member
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Anne Radoian, Member
    Term Expires: 2021
  • John Sinisi, Member
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Ila Kasofsky, Council Liaison
    Term Expires: 2019


The Fort Lee Board of Health is a legally constituted, autonomous body appointed by the Mayor to make health policy for the Borough. The Board is empowered by State statute to enact local ordinances to protect the public health and to provide programs in five major areas, including: 

  • Administration
  • Chronic Illness Detection and Control
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Environmental Health
  • Maternal and Child Health

It is also responsible to appoint its’ own personnel to the Department of Health.

  1. State Mandated Programs
  2. Personal Health Services
  3. Employee Health Services
  4. Vital Statistics
  • Annual Health Fair and other Health Promotion Programs
  • Bacteriological sampling of food and dairy products
  • Education and training of food handlers and management personnel
  • Food and beverage vending machine inspection
  • Health Education
  • Insect and rodent control
  • Inspection of retail food establishments
  • Occupational health
  • Rabies control
  • Recreational bathing facility inspection and sampling
  • Response to citizen complaints
  • Swimming pool inspection and monitoring
  • Youth camp inspection