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Our Mission

The Cumberland County Department of Health is dedicated to the promotion, protection, and improvement of the public’s health in partnership with the communities that we serve

Our Vision

Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities 

The 10 essential public health services

  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems and community resources
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health effort
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems


Board of Health Members

Board Member
Dennis Gaggini, Jr., Hopewell, Chairman of the Board 
Dr. Kevin Ludwig, Vice-Chairman of the Board
Todd A. Buirch, Bridgeton
Howard Willis - Hopewell
Sabrina T. Simpkins, Hopewell
Dr. Michelle H. Bear, Bridgeton    
Donna Pearson  - Commissioner Liaison
Joseph Sileo   - Commissioner Liaison
Victoria Groetsch-Lods  - Alternate Commissioner Liaison