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About Us

  • Established in July 2002, Chatham Health District (CHD) is a non-profit governmental organization that serves the towns of Colchester, East Haddam, East Hampton, Hebron, Marlborough and Portland Connecticut. 

  • As a health district, formed under Connecticut General Statutes Section 19a-241, CHD is a special unit of government, allowing member municipalities to provide comprehensive public health services to residents in a more efficient manner by consolidating the services within one organization. 

  • The Director of Health and staff of CHD work to promote health and wellness among the residents we serve. 

  • By enforcing the Connecticut Public Health Code, conducting health education programs, monitoring disease outbreaks and nurturing our environment, CHD is focused on promoting healthy communities.

  • Our service area covers approximately 266 square miles and has a population of approximately 62,000. 

Our Mission

The Chatham District of Health will, through community partnerships, promote, protect, and improve the health of its residents, by monitoring health concerns, preventing illness, and encouraging healthy lifestyles.

Social Determinants of Health

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Board of Health

Chatham Health District is governed by an 8-member Board of Health, comprised of representatives of the towns we serve.

Board of Health Members:

Andy Tierney

Chairman (CEO)

Town of Hebron

Irene Haines

Member (CEO)

East Haddam

Stan Soby

Vice Chairman

Town of Colchester

Peter Hughes


Town of Marlborough

David Cox

Member (CEO)

Town of East Hampton

Rosemary Coyle


Town of Colchester

Ryan Curley

Member (CEO)

Town of Portland


Town of East Hampton

Russell Melmed

Director of Health

Chatham Health District

Board of Health Meeting Dates and Minutes




Employment Opportunities

Interested in joining our team?  We are currently seeking applicants for the following positions:

New Posting 3/28/24 - SANITARIAN

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