Board of Health

Purpose

The Morris Plains Board of Health provides a wide range of public health services designed to promote and protect the health of Morris Plains residents.

Responsibilities

Municipal Registrar

The Morris Plains Board of Health Boonton Health employs a Registrar who assists the public with birth, death and marriage certificates and marriage license applications. The Registrar also issues dog and cat licenses; retail food licenses and assists residents with related complaints.

Link here for information about the Borough’s Registrar.

Environmental Health

The Morris Plains Board of Health has a shared service agreement with the County of Morris Division of Public that provides Registered Environmental Health Specialists that work to ensure the proper handling of food is maintained in all retail food establishments and to investigate resident complaints.

Health Officer
Carlos, Perez, Jr., M.P.A.
Office: 973-631-5485

Public Health Nursing

The Morris Plains Board of Health employs a Public Health Nurse who administers vaccines, investigates communicable diseases, promotes and administers health screenings and monitors immunizations in schools.

Public Health Nurse
Kathleen Basile, RN, MS, MSN, ONC
Office: 973-682-4942

Public Health screenings are currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Health Education

In collaboration with the Morris Plains Public Health Nurse, the Board of Health works to inform the community of current health issues and acts as a point of reference for health education. Specific areas of focus are preventative efforts to eliminate drug and alcohol abuse, the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, and the planning and execution of community programs.

We urge you to become familiar with the services offered and to participate in our personal health programs published in the borough web site, Plains Talk and town calendar. We are always open to suggestions and willing to answer your questions. Explore more information using the links below.

Members

NameTitleTerm Expires*
Colin O’Reilly, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FCCMPresident12/31/23
Dario Fenimore, DDSMember12/31/22
Charles Joseph, MDEmeritus 
Pam NelsonMember12/31/22
Lauren Pallone Martin, MD, FAAPMember12/31/23
Janice RyanMember12/31/21
Carole HowellSecretary 
Carlos PerezMorris County Health Officer 
Cindy BellaPublic Health Nurse 
Joan GoddardCouncil Liaison12/31/22

*Members can be reappointed after term expires.

Meetings

The Board of Health meets every second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm at Borough Hall.  All meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.

Link here for Board of Health meeting minutes.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Vaccine Information

Connect to Morris County information regarding COVID-19 

Animal Control

Link here for information about the Borough’s Animal Control Services.

Morris County Human Services

Link here for services to assist with jobs, health, food, housing, and transportation.

Morris County Office of Health Management

Link here for information from the County Office of Health Management.

Pet Licensing

Link here for information about Pet Licensing.

Rabies Clinics

Link here for information about Rabies Clinics.

Registrar

Link here for the Morris Plains Registrar page.

Board of Health Contacts

Borough Registrar
Rosanne DenmanBorough Registrar
RoseMarie Leyhan, Alternate Deputy Registrar
531 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
(973) 538-2224

 

Health Officer
Carlos, Perez, Jr., M.P.A.
Office: 973-631-5485

 

Public Health Nurse
Kathleen Basile, RN, MS, MSN, ONC
Office: 973-682-4942

Upcoming Meetings

There are no upcoming events.

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