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Niagara County Board of Health

The Niagara County Board of Health was established in 1965.  It is the policy making board for the Niagara County Department of Health.  The Board of Health also appoints the Public Health Director or Commissioner of Health with the approval of the New York State Department of Health.

The Board of Health consists of ten (10) members as prescribed by the New York State Public Health Law.  Each term of office is for six years.  Three members are mayoral recommendation appointments - one from Niagara Falls, one from North Tonawanda and one from Lockport; three members are physicians from Niagara County; three members are at-large appointments; and one member is a Legislator.  These appointments are all made by the Chairman of the Niagara County Legislature.

The Board of Health meets eleven times yearly on the fourth Thursday of the month, except for November and December (the last meeting of the year is held on the first Thursday in December due to the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays).

Click here to view the Board of Health Meeting Schedule   To view the NCDOH's calendar, to include Board of Health meetings, go to Events.

2017 Niagara County Board of Health Members


  • Jerome Ulatowski, MD  (Term ends 12/31/2020)1123 Escarpment Drive, Lewiston NY 14092 Work: 716-298-4903 or 716-297-9550
  • Justin Miller, MD (Term ends 12/31/2022) 7731 Porter Road, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 Office: (716) 575-0075

  • Thomas Hughes, MD - President (Term ends 12/31/2017)  64 Davison Court, Lockport NY 14094       Office: 716-433-8640

Mayor’s Recommendation

  •  Kellie Nickerson (Term ends 12/31/2029) 324 Wheatfield Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Phone:
  •  Susan DeLong (Term ends 12/31/2017) P.O. Box 2282, Niagara Falls, NY 14302 Phone: 716-284-8948

  • Elizabeth Micoli, DDS (Term ends 12/31/2018) 225 High Street, Lockport NY 14094 Work: 716-439-1877 / Home: 716-434-0434  

At Large

  • John Gotowko, RPH, MS, MBA, FASCP  - (Term ends 12/31/2022) 72 Dale Drive, North Tonawanda NY 14120 Home: 716-694-2224 / Cell: 716-583-1001
  •  Thomas Sy - Vice President (Term ends 12/31/2020) 7111 Northledge Drive, Lockport, NY 14094 Work: 716-505-5502

  • Donald S. Lewis, DVM (Term ends 12/31/2021) 7312 Chestnut Ridge Road, Lockport NY 14094 Home: 716-433-7062 / Work: 716-433-0257 or 716-694-5244 

Member of County Legislature

  • Richard Andres 448 Goundry Street, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 Cell: 716-870-2511
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