Health and Human Services

The Division of Human and Social Services is the office in city government that responds to the social and humanitarian needs of residents. To that end we provide assistance with securing and maintaining housing, access to much needed resources and community education. This division includes, EMAC, Office of Public Health, Office on Aging, Office on Youth, and City of Elizabeth Rental Assistance Program.

The mission of the City of Elizabeth Division Human Services is to enhance the health and well-being of all residents, by providing for effective social services by fostering sound, sustainable assistance in the areas of housing, public health and social services.

The Division of Health is the Public Health agency for the City of Elizabeth and provides public activities as outlined in the Public Health Practice Standards for Local Boards of Health in New Jersey NJAC 8:52. Our role is to prevent the spread of disease, death in disability within the city of Elizabeth to both residents and visitors. This Division encompasses Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing, Division of Health and Housing, Animal Control Program, the Office of Vital Statistics, and the Dental Clinics.

  1. Krishna H. Garlic


  1. Mark Colicchio

    Health Officer

  1. Erica Carter-Wood

    Assistant Director

  1. Ashley Pereira

  1. Audrey Lett

  1. Wakeelah Abdur-Rahman

  1. Leonard Grayson

  1. Health Spare