Board of Health

The Saddle River Board of Health provides a variety public health services to the residents of the Borough. The goal that we strive for is to coordinate and assure the preservation, protection and promotion of good health, well-being and the quality of life for all the residents in our community. We work towards this goal by:
  • Monitoring health status to identify community health problems.
  • Diagnosing and investigating health problems and health hazards in the community.
  • Informing, educating and empowering people about health issues.
  • Mobilizing community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  • Developing policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • Enforcing laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Linking people to needed personal health services and assuring preventive care when otherwise unavailable.
  • Assuring a competent public health workforce.
  • Evaluating effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population based health services,
  • Examining research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.

Board Members:

  • Dr. Constantine Rossakis, President
  • Dr. Robert G. Lahita, Vice President (Medical Director)
  • Stafford Patentas, Secretary
  • George Tashji
  • Dr. Rakesh Sharma
  • Dr. Joseph Bellapianta
  • Dr. Habeeb Rahman
  • Namitha Reddy, Health Officer
  • NorthWest Bergen Regional Health Commission, Environmental Health Specialist
  • Linda Canavan, Recording Secretary
  • Dr. Duncan Carpenter, Council Liaison


Residents who are interested in serving as a board of health member should contact Mayor Al Kurpis at 201 327-2609 ext 510.

100 E Allendale Rd. Saddle River, NJ 07458 | (p) 201-327-2609 | (f) 201-327-0168