Putnam County Board of Health VP Retires

Search begins to fill two vacancies

Carol L. Weber, R.N., has retired from her position as vice president of the Putnam County Board of Health, leaving an opening on the seven-member board for a layperson. The board serves in an advisory capacity to the county’s commissioner of health, Allen Beals, M.D., J.D., who has led the health department since 2012.

The bylaws dictate that at least one legislator and three physicians are members of the board. The remaining four are laypersons; all must be Putnam County residents. A second opening for a physician is anticipated at year’s end.

Weber has been a member of the Board of Health since 1992. She contributed on important projects that have made significant improvements to the health and safety of Putnam residents. The ban on smoking in public places, the privatization of the county’s homecare specialists, the fight for increased funding and the move to enlist a medical doctor as health commissioner were some of the enhancements championed by Weber over the years.

Legislator and board member Sam Oliverio, chairman of the Health and Safety Committee, called Weber “a true hero for her decades-long insistence that the health and safety of residents come first before all else. She will be sorely missed for her dedication and friendship, and for her contribution to so many other worthy Board of Health endeavors.”

The search for two candidates — a layperson and a physician — begins immediately. Board responsibilities include attendance at a monthly meeting, held from 6 to 7 p.m. on a Monday evening at the Health Department’s main office at 1 Geneva Road in Brewster. Interested candidates should forward a letter of interest and resume or CV to BOH Search, Health Department, 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, NY 10509. Materials may also be emailed to [email protected]

Other current board members include Daniel C. Doyle, D.M.D., president; Joseph Avanzato, M.D., secretary; Louis Tartaro, alternate Putnam County legislator; Michael Gaesser, M.D.; Arthur McCormick, D.V.M.; and Michael Nesheiwat, M.D.

For more information, visit the Putnam County Department of Health.

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