Our Staff

Director of Health - Michael Pascucilla M.P.H., CF-SP, R.S.
Michael has been the health director for the East Shore District Health Department since 2010. He holds a B.S. degree in Public Health/Nutrition from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Connecticut. He is a Registered Sanitarian and had 17 years of experience as a public health official in local, state and federal government before serving the East Shore District Health Department. He is very active in the public health field and is past President of the Connecticut Environmental Health Association. Michael holds several Connecticut State public health certifications and his specialties include food/water safety, indoor air quality and communicable disease prevention and education.
Email Michael: Mpascucilla@esdhd.org 

Office Administrator/Bookkeeper - Marsha Davis
Marsha started working for the East Shore District Health Department in 2010. She has over 20 years of experience in Accounting, Administrative and Customer Service. Marsha attended South Central Community College.
Email Marsha: Mdavis@esdhd.org  

Administrative Assistant - Frances Golino
Frances started working for the East Shore District Health Department in 2015. She has 25 years of background in healthcare experience in both hospital and doctor's office settings. Frances attended the Academy for Business Careers. She enjoys crossword puzzles, walking and music.
Email Frances: Fgolino@esdhd.org  

Environmental Health Staff
Assistant Director - Alex Cinotti, M.P.H., R.S

Alex has held that position of Assistant Director at the East Shore District Health Department since 2000. He had worked for 2 years previously at the Quinnipiac Valley Health Department. Alex obtained a BS in Public Health and his Masters in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. Alex holds CT Licenses as a Registered Sanitarian, Food Inspector, Pool Inspector, Lead Inspector and is a Certified Subsurface I and II Sewage Disposal Agent. Alex enjoys reading and the Red Sox.
Email Alex: Acinotti@esdhd.org 

Registered Sanitarian - Michael P. Parisi BS, R.S.

Michael has been with the East Shore District Health Department since 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in Public Health as an Environmental Specialist. He is previously retired from the City of New Haven. In addition, he has worked 13 years in the medical, biological and laboratory fields. Michael holds CT Licenses as a Registered Sanitarian, Food Inspector, and Lead Inspector. He holds accreditation as a CT Subsurface I and II Sewage Disposal Agent. He has training in Asbestos and the Incident Command System. Michael is a member of the CT Environmental Health Association and serves as a leader for the Boy Scouts of America.
Email Michael: Mparisi@esdhd.org 

Registered Sanitarian - Hillary Lawrence, R.S.
Hillary started at the East Shore District Health Department in 2011, however, she has being enforcing the Connecticut Public Health Code and General Statues for more than 6 years.  She has had numerous public health trainings and certifications.  She is a certified food inspector; lead inspector/risk assessor, Phase I and II, Serv-Safe Instructor and Registered Serv-Safe Examination Proctor, pool operator and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian by NEHA. Hillary graduated from Bethune-Cookman College, FL with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and then completed the Environmental Health Training Program at Southern Connecticut State University. She is a member of The Connecticut Environmental Health Association, The National Environmental Health Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. 
Email Hillary at: Hlawrence@esdhd.org 

Registered Sanitarian - Chris Buter, M.P.H., R.E.H.S./R.S., R.N.
Chris started with ESDHD in December, 2016 after working for the city of Hartford for 4 years. He has a master of public health degree (MPH) and is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/ Registered Sanitarian by NEHA. Chris has been enforcing the public health code for about 5 years. Chris received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University with higher university and departmental honors for academic excellence and community service. He is also the recipient of the Henry Barnard Distinguished Scholar Award. Chris holds several state and national public health certifications and memberships. He loves soccer and is a fan of Chelsea football club.
Email Chris at: Sanitarianc@esdhd.org 

Public Health Nursing

Public Health Nurse Coordinator - Rita Foster RN, MSN.
Rita has worked at the East Shore District Health Department since 2008. She has held various hospital positions including: oncology, orthopedics, and hospice care. She has had more than ten years of experience in home care and community health. Rita taught in an LPN program for 4 years. Rita has her MSN from the University of Hartford with a focus in public health. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Public Health Nurses and the Connecticut Public Health Association.
Email Rita: Rfoster@esdhd.org 

Public Health Preparedness

Public Health Emergency Coordinator/ Health Educator, Pump Out Boat Program Lead - Brianna Weller, BSN
Brianna joined the East Shore District Health Department in 2014. She obtained a B.S. in Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University in 2011, and served as the Program Coordinator for the “Wi-mentor” program at the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. She then attended the accelerated nursing program at Marymount University, where she received her BSN in 2014. Brianna is a member of several honor societies, including Eta Sigma Gamma National Honor Society, and an active alumna of Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority.
Email Brianna: bweller@esdhd.org 

Public Health Education

Public Health Educator - Barbara Naclerio M.P.H, CHES.
Barbara has been with the East Shore District Health Department since 2006. She started as the volunteer coordinator for the Senior Medical Rides Program and was hired as the Health Educator in the spring of 2008. Previously, she spent 17 years in the field of biomedical research. Barbara's undergraduate degree is from Quinnipiac College. She also has her Masters of Public Health from Southern Connecticut State University. Barbara is also a busy mother of three girls who enjoys swimming, reading and gardening.
Email Barbara: Bnaclerio@esdhd.org  

Home Visitors

Clinical Supervisor – Alison Tyliszczak, MSW, LCSW
Alison began working at the East Shore District Health Department in 2013. She obtained her B.S in Sociology from Southern Connecticut State University and her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University. Her concentration was health, mental health and disabilities. She has done prior work as an in-home therapist working with children and families. Alison is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has her License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW) from the Department of Public Health. Alison enjoys reading and volunteering.
Email Alison: atyliszczak@esdhd.org  

Home Visitor – Karene Reid-Oriabor
Karene joined the East Shore District Health Department in 2013. Karene has worked at the YWCA as a head teacher for 10 years. She has also worked with Key Human Services as a Resident Instructor for five years. She holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a BA in Early Childhood Studies.
Email Karene: kreidoriabor@esdhd.org  

Home Visitor - Gay Firth
Gay began working at the East Shore District Health Department in 2014. She holds a BA in Sociology and Psychology with a concentration of study in school, family and community collaborations. Gay has done prior work as a parent educator at the Branford Family Resource Center and as a head teacher at the Elizabeth Celotto Childcare Center in New Haven. Gay enjoys sailing, swimming and gardening.
Email Gay: gfirth@esdhd.org  

Home Visitor - Cindy Hernandez
Cindy started working at the East Shore District Health Department as one of our bilingual home visitors in 2015. She spent a year working as a teacher’s assistant at Cherished Moments Daycare. She completed her Bachelors in Liberal Studies at Southern Connecticut State University, concentrating in Wellness and School Health. She accomplished over 80 hours of community service at King Robinson Magnet School. Cindy enjoys spending time with her nieces and working out.
Email Cindy: chernandez@esdhd.org  

Home Visitor - Hector Velazquez Jr.
Hector began working for the East Shore District Health Department in 2013. He is a Bilingual Home Visitor for Fathers. His previous experience was in the Early Childhood education field as a Pre-K assistant teacher; He also has over 10 years of experience working with teenagers and young adults as a peer/mentor in various programs and is still currently doing so. He has a high interest in the arts and his hobbies include building websites, designing graphics and creating positive music.  
Email Hector: hvelazquez@esdhd.org