; Cheryl Dinolfo, County Executive

Public Health

The Monroe County Department of Public Health provides direct public health services designed to protect the public from disease and environmental hazards, and community leadership to ensure improved health status of individuals, families and the environment. Services include education, preventive services, and enforcement of health codes and medical policies.

We strive to achieve excellence in our performance to advance Monroe County as a leader in the field of public health, collaborate with community partners to achieve optimum health status in the community, and interact proactively with the challenging health care environment to ensure that public health issues are quickly recognized and addressed.


  • Administration
  • Early Intervention & Pre-School
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology & Disease Control
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Medical Examiner
  • Nursing Services

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Michael Mendoza, MD, MPH, MS, FAAFP
Commissioner of Public Health

Monroe County Board of Health

The Board of Health advises the County Executive on matters relating to public health policy and health and medical concerns of the County of Monroe.

The Board advises the Commissioner of Health in the various program areas in matters relating to priority setting, programming and fiscal aspects of annual budget plans to be submitted of the County of Monroe and direct special inquiry to program functions when needed in response to the Board’s oversight function to maintain the quality and integrity of public health programming.

The Board of Health of the County of Monroe consists of eleven (11) members, at least one (1) of whom shall be a physician licensed to practice in the State of New York, one (1) of whom shall be a nurse licensed to practice in the State of New York, one (1) of whom shall be a member of the County Legislature, one (1) of  whom shall be a member of the Council of the City of Rochester recommended by the President of the Council and one (1) of whom shall be a representative of the City of Rochester recommended by the Mayor of the City of Rochester. The members of the Board of Health shall be residents of the County of Monroe. The members of Board of Health are appointed by the County Executive with the approval of the County Legislature. The Medical Society of the County of Monroe and the Genesee Valley Nurses Association may submit to the County Executive a list of physicians and nurses, respectively, from which the County Executive may choose the physician and nurse members of the Board of Health.

Current Board of Health Members: 

Laura Markwick, DNP (President), Elizabeth Kiss, DNP (Vice President), John Lacek, Kelly Miterke, Molly Clifford, Kathleen Taylor, James Tacci, MD, Joseph Feeney, and William Hunt.


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