Director of Public Health
Susan Lumenello, REHS/RS, CHMM
The mission of the Burlington Board of Health is to protect and promote the public health, to protect the natural environment, to respond to public health emergencies and to serve the citizens of the Town of Burlington. The Board of Health initiates, provides and enforces federal, state mandated and non-mandated programs, including:
- Direct services to individuals and groups
- Investigation of complaints
- Issuance of permits
- Provision of public health education
The Environmental Engineer administers and enforces environmental bylaws, regulations and policies that have been established to protect the health and welfare of the citizens of Burlington and the local environment.
This is accomplished by:
- Monitoring the existing environmental contamination present in town
- Conducting inspections
- Promoting programs and policies to prevent further environmental releases from occurring
The Health Agent is responsible for permitting/licensing, plan review, general administration and inspections of the following programs;
- Food Establishments
- Frozen Dessert Manufacturer (retail)
- Residential/Cottage Kitchens
- Mobile Food Establishments
- Swimming Pools (public & semi- public)
- Retail Tobacco & Compliance Checks
- Recreational Camps for Children
- Tanning Facilities
- Grease Interceptors (food establishments)
- Variances/HACCP Plans
The Health Agent also investigates complaints, suspect foodborne illness complaints and general nuisances.
Public Health Nurse
As the role of Public Health Nursing evolves, the Board of Health Nursing Office is continually evaluating the programs offered to better serve the community of Burlington. Our services (interventions) will continue to be aimed at health promotion and disease prevention with the goal of improving and protecting the health of the Burlington community.
Based on the assessed needs of the community our interventions will be population and individual focused, and will be specifically planned to produce desired outcomes to reflect the health needs and priorities of the Burlington community.
View the Public Health Nurse's News/Health Topics page.
Associate Health Inspector
The Associate Health Inspector is responsible for inspecting the following, to enforce compliance with state and local regulations:
- Corporate cafeterias
- Daycare food service
- Hospital food service
- Mobile food vendors
- Nursing and assisted living homes
- Recreational camps
- Retail food stores
- School cafeterias
- Tanning establishments
- Tobacco and tobacco product establishments
The Associate Health Inspector may also investigate suspect foodborne illness, housing, and nuisance complaints as needed.