Morris Plains the Community of Caring
531 Speedwell Ave, Morris Plains, NJ 07950     973-538-2224

Board of Health


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.


Municipal Registrar

The Morris Plains Board of 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: 973-631-5484

Principal REHS
Jessica Freer
Office: 973-631-5488

Brianna  Rodriguez
Office: 973-829-8193

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. See right sidebar for contact info.

Blood pressure screenings are currently held the 2nd Monday of every month from 1-3pm at the community center for seniors and the 4th Wednesday of every month from 10-12pm at the Morris Plains Library.

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.


NameTitleTerm Expires
Colin O’Reilly, DO, FAAP, FACOP, FCCMPresident12/31/2026
Pam NelsonMember12/31/2025
Lauren Pallone Martin, MD, FAAPMember12/31/2026
Carole HowellSecretary12/31/2024
Carlos PerezMorris County Health Officer, 973 631-5484
Margaret CorbettPublic Health Nurse
Nancy VergaCouncil Liaison12/31/2024
Roseanne DenmanLicense Clerk12/31/2024
Dr. Timothy WernerVeterinarian12/31/2024
Marybeth SoutarMember12/31/2025
Angela MckinlayMember12/31/2025

*Members can be reappointed after term expires.


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.


Link here for the Morris Plains Registrar page.

Board of Health Announcements

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: 973-631-5484


Public Health Nurse

Margaret Corbett, RN, BS
Office: 973-631-5328


June 2024