Our Vision

Exceptional health and well-being for all people who work, live, learn, and play in the Farmington Valley.

Our Mission

The Farmington Valley Health District strives to

PREVENT disease outbreaks and conditions that give rise to poor health,
PROMOTE health programs and policies that support good health, and
PROTECT members of our community from health threats – both the everyday and the exceptional.

Our Values

Community Engagement & Support
Equal Access to Resources
Health Equity
Quality of Care

Who We Are

Welcome to the Farmington Valley Health District (FVHD) site! 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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Stephanie Johnson, MPH
Assistant director


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Dianne Harding, RS
Chief Sanitarian


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Patricia Gigliotti, RS
Environmental Health Coordinator


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Kristin Kula, RS
Registered Sanitarian


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Jason Brown, RS
Food Program Coordinator


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Kristin Olsson, RS
Registered Sanitarian


Deidra James, BS
Environmental Health inspector


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Miranda Arnold, BS
Environmental Health inspector


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Justine Ginsberg, BSN, RN
Community Health Coordinator


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Amanda Hubbard, MSN, RN
Public Health Nurse


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Olivia Morris, BS


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Sam Carter
Office Manager


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