About Us

History & Mission

Under authority of NJSA 26:3-85 et seq. the Hudson Regional Health Commission was established by joint resolution of the twelve municipalities of Hudson County. The Commission has conducted a local Air Pollution Control Program since 1971 pursuant to Section 105 of the Clean Air Act. Since 1986 it has served Hudson County as lead agency to carry out the mandate of the County Environmental Health Act (NJSA 26:3A2-21 et seq.) That statute requires the implementation of certified programs for the control of air, noise and water pollution; hazardous substances and solid waste management. In addition, the Commission is the lead agency for the administration of the “Right to Know Act”. In order to provide these services in accordance with performance standards promulgated and monitored by the NJDEP, the Commission comprises a staff of 21 professionally trained managers/investigatory personnel and an administrative support staff of three.

Mission Statement of Management

To foster an enriched work environment wherein each employee is considered a valued member of a team, afforded that degree of professional autonomy, mentoring, training, respect, responsibility, authority and administrative support necessary to excel in the performance of his or her duties.

Board of Commissioners

John Sarnas


East Newark

Vincent Rivelli

Vice President


Nancy Tarantino



Christine Madalena


Wayne Zitt


Shatrughan Bastola

Jersey City


West New York

Ana Mansilla

Union City

Janet Castro

North Bergen

Kenneth Pincus


Gary Jeffas


Michele O'Reilly


HRHC Staff

Carrie Nawrocki

Executive Director / Health Officer

Angela DeQuina

Deputy Director

Marisol Leguizamon

Chief Financial Officer


Michael Walker

Program Coordinator - Solid Waste Management

Jomo Richards

Senior Environmental Specialist

Richard Romero

Environmental Specialist

Juan Nunez

Environmental Specialist

Carlos Rodriguez

Program Coordinator - Lead

Nick Rivelli

Senior Environmental Specialist

Rachna Misra

Environmental Specialist

Joren Madsen

Environmental Specialist

Robert Sasso


Public Health Preparedness

Christina Butieb-Bianco

LINCS Coordinator

Alyssa Berdnik

Health Educator / Risk Communicator

Manny Mayo

IT Specialist


Michele Casale

Administrative Assistant

Regina Goham

Administrative Assistant

Donna Blois

Clerk Typist

Mosquito Control

Gregory Williams

Superintendent of Mosquito Extermination

Michael Iverson

Mosquito Control Inspector

Maureen LoCascio

Mosquito Control Inspector

Gary Cardini

Field Operations Supervisor

Richard Corrente

Mosquito Control Inspector

Peter Leguizamon

Mosquito Control Inspector