About Us

Nassau County Department of Health

Our Vision

The Nassau County Department of Health will lead a public health system that works to create healthy communities.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect
  • Dedication
  • Innovation

Our Mission

Nassau County Department of Health promotes and protects the health of all who live, work, and play in Nassau County.

The mission is accomplished through direct services and community partnerships in the following areas:

  • Development and maintenance of individual and community preparedness for public health hazards and events.
  • Investigation, prevention, and control of communicable diseases.
  • Prevention of environmental health hazards through assessment, regulation, and remediation.
  • Promotion of healthy lifestyles through outreach and education.
  • Provision for evaluation and services to individuals, children, and families that have developmental delays and concerns.

Nassau County Board of Health

Ellen Braunstein portraitEllen J. Braunstein, MD, Chair

Anthony Battista portraitAnthony J. Battista, MD, Vice-Chair
Paul Pipia portraitPaul A. Pipia, MD

John Zaso portraitJohn Zaso, DO
Qureshi headshotRizwan Qureshi

Role and Responsibilities 

The Nassau County Board of Health and the Nassau County Department of Health were created in 1938 by the Nassau County Charter.

Members of the Board of Health are appointed by the County Executive to five year terms. The Board enforces the New York State Public Health Law as well as New York State and local sanitary codes.

The Board:

  • Prescribes the duties of and directs the Commissioner of Health.
  • Makes and publishes orders and regulations for the preservation of life and health.
  • Creates orders and regulations for the supervision of nuisances and other matters detrimental to the public health.
  • Restrains by injunction violators of its orders and regulations.
  • Issues subpoenas, compels the attendance of witnesses, and administers oaths and compels testimony.
  • Issues warrants to peace officers to enforce the law.
  • Prescribes and imposes penalties for violations of, or failure to comply with, its orders or regulations or any of the regulations of the state sanitary code.

Inquiries to the Nassau County Board of Health can be addressed to:
 Ellen J. Braunstein, MD, Chair
 Nassau County Board of Health
 c/o Nassau County Department of Health
 200 County Seat Drive, Mineola, NY 11501