ADVISORY HEALTH COUNCIL

Established in 1980, the Advisory Health Council is an agency which makes recommendations to the Middlesex County Health Department, Mayor, and Township Council concerning health related matters for the best interests of the citizens of East Brunswick.

The Advisory Health Council meets quarterly and consists of thirteen citizens appointed by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Township Council.  Their three year terms are staggered. 

The Advisory Health Council promotes health literacy through its award winning television program, “Wellness Spotlight,” that airs on EBTV and is hosted by Dr. Freedman.    It features locally and nationally prominent experts who discuss various aspects of health and wellness.  Some of the most recent “Wellness Spotlight” segments are “Just for the Health of It” featuring Karen Parry of the East Brunswick Public Library, and “A Discussion on Fluoride” which received the 2015 Best Talk Show - Informational Award at the Jersey Access Group’s JAM Video Festival Awards.  Archived Wellness Spotlight programs can be viewed on EBTV’s Video on Demand.

Current Members
  • Dr. Kenneth Freedman, President
  • Harriet Golub, Vice President
  • Dr. Steven Richards
  • Dr. Huzaifa A. Shakir
  • Dawn Hadland
  • Amy Luster
  • Dr. Michael Spadafino
  • Dr.Wilbur Pan
  • Erin Gilbert
  • Dr. Tracy Zivin-Tutela
  • Roberta D'Achille
  • Dr. Elizabeth McSpiritt
  • 1 Student Representative (not part of the Ordinance)
  • Sandi Catarzi, Staff Liaison, Department of Recreation, Parks & Community Services
The Advisory Health Council can be reached by email or telephone via Sandi Catarzi at scatarzi@eastbrunswick.org or (732)390-6797.