Board of Health

About Us

FlowersThe Board of Health is responsible for assessing the status of public health in the community, developing policies to address public health needs and assuring that these needs are met.

The Borough of New Providence works with the Westfield Regional Health Department in ensuring the health and safety of the residents is always at the highest level. The Westfield Regional Health Department also keeps the community updated with up in coming laws and news items. The Board of Health is also responsible for inspecting and issuing permits to food vendors, food establishments, community pools and other New Providence businesses.

With the help of the Westfield Regional Health Department and the State of New Jersey the Borough is able to hold a Free Rabies Clinic every year in January to aide in the immunization of dogs and cats.

There are also a number of Health Services provided by the Public Health Nurse. A list of those services can be found on the Health Services Department page.

Board of Health Permit Applications:

Access paper applications.

Dog and Cat Licenses can be purchased now. The last day to purchase an animal license without penalty is February 28, 2023.

Coronavirus 24-Hour Public Hotline

New Jersey has set up a hotline staffed by the State's poison control center: 800-222-1222

Trained healthcare professionals are standing by to answer questions about coronavirus. The call is free and available 24-hours a day.

For additional guidance and resources see the New Jersey State Department of Health and the CDC-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Pat Silvagni, President; Dr. Kevin Lake, Vice President; Dr. Paul Carniol, Dr. Richard Nelson, Christopher Stieh, 1st Alternate Dr. Bob Robinson, and  2nd Alternate, Claudia Cattano.

Board of Health Secretary

Diane Wolfe
360 Elkwood Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Phone: 908-665-1400 ext. 8214
Email Diane Wolfe

Public Health Nurse

Jennifer Aranda, R.N., P.H.N.
Phone: 908-743-1049

Please see our Health Services Department page for information on specific health services available to Borough residents.

Health Director

Megan Avallone
Town of Westfield
425 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-789-4070 ext. 4073

Health Inspector

Beau Preston
Town of Westfield
425 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-789-4070 ext. 4090

Animal Control

Animal Control Solutions, LLC
Phone: 908-722-1271
Fax: 908-722-2026

Council Liaison

Nadine Geoffroy

Diane Bilicska

To volunteer please complete the online Volunteer Application.

Helpful Documents

Regular Meetings

  • 7 pm
  • January 11, March 1, May 3, July 12, September 6, October 25
  • Municipal Center
    360 Elkwood Avenue
    New Providence, NJ 07974