About Us

History & Mission

Under authority of NJSA 26:3-85 et seq. the Hudson Regional Health Commission was established by joint resolution of the twelve municipalities of Hudson County. The Commission has conducted a local Air Pollution Control Program since 1971 pursuant to Section 105 of the Clean Air Act. Since 1986 it has served Hudson County as lead agency to carry out the mandate of the County Environmental Health Act (NJSA 26:3A2-21 et seq.) That statute requires the implementation of certified programs for the control of air, noise and water pollution; hazardous substances and solid waste management. In addition, the Commission is the lead agency for the administration of the “Right to Know Act”. In order to provide these services in accordance with performance standards promulgated and monitored by the NJDEP, the Commission comprises a staff of 21 professionally trained managers/investigatory personnel and an administrative support staff of three.

Mission Statement of Management

To foster an enriched work environment wherein each employee is considered a valued member of a team, afforded that degree of professional autonomy, mentoring, training, respect, responsibility, authority and administrative support necessary to excel in the performance of his or her duties.

Board of Commissioners

John Sarnas


East Newark

Vincent Rivelli

Vice President


Janet Castro


North Bergen



Cosmo A. Cirillo


Paul Bellan-Boyer

Jersey City

Bradley Manso

West New York

Ana Mansilla

Union City

Nancy Tarantino


Annarelly McNair


Gary Jeffas


Suzanne Cavanaugh


HRHC Staff

Carrie Nawrocki

Executive Director / Health Officer

Angela DeQuina

Deputy Director