Who We Are

Welcome to the Farmington Valley Health District (FVHD) site!  We strive to Promote health programs and policies that support good health; Prevent disease outbreaks and conditions that give rise to poor health; and Protect you from health threats-the everyday and the exceptional. Whether you are searching for information on how to protect yourself from the flu, proper septic system maintenance or the latest health alerts on food recalls, the FVHD is here for you. We hope you find the site easy to navigate and encourage questions, comments and suggestions to be submitted on our Contact Page.

FVHD serves the towns of Avon, Barkhamsted, Canton, Colebrook, East Granby, Farmington, Granby, Hartland, New Hartford and Simsbury. From restaurant inspections, septic system approvals, disease outbreak investigations to health education, we work hard to create a healthy and safe community for the approximate 110,000 residents of the Farmington Valley.

Our community partnerships are key to the success of your health district. By working with residents, town officials, the Connecticut Department of Public Health, schools, and local agencies and organizations, FVHD is able to meet the needs of the community. 

Our Staff

The Farmington Valley Health District has a professional and experienced staff dedicated to promoting optimal health and securing a healthy environment.

You can reach our staff at (860) 352 – 2333

Jennifer C. Kertanis, MPH
Director of Health


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Dianne Harding, R.S.
Chief Sanitarian


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Patricia Gigliotti, R.S.
Environmental Health Coordinator


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Kristin Kula, R.S
Registered Sanitarian


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Justine Ginsberg, BSN, RN
Community Health Coordinator


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Melissa Marquis, RN, MS
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Specialist


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Jason Brown, R.S
Food Program Coordinator


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Leesa Philippon
RGH Community Outreach Coordinator


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Miranda Arnold, BS
Environmental Health inspector


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Deidra James, BS
Environmental Health inspector


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Kirsten Carew, MPH


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Sam Carter
Office Manager


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Stephanie Johnson, MT (ASCP), MPH
Senior Community Health Program Associate


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Anna Larson, MPH
Community Health Associate


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Kristin Olsson, R.S.
Registered Sanitarian