The Madison Health Department, which also serves Chatham Borough, Chatham Township, Morris Plains, Butler and Victory Gardens, will have a new health officer starting next week.
Lisa Gulla, who was the health officer in Edison, is due to start her new job as the head of the Madison Health Department on Monday, Madison Board of Health President John Hoover said.
Hoover said Gulla brings 20 years of experience, has two MBAs, and is involved with county and state health organizations. Gulla's appointment was approved by the Madison Board of Health at its Tuesday meeting.
The previous health officer, James Norgalis, resigned in May and was due to start working in Yavapai County, Ariz., board meeting minutes show. Philip Morlock has been serving as the interim health officer.
According to the Health Department website, the health officer serves as the chief administrative officer to the Madison Board of Health and manages the Health Department's general activities.The health officer directs and supervises all department employees; plans, manages and implements public health programs; prepares and manages the department budget; and maintains communication with organizations and agencies that provide medical and health services; and enforces all public health laws, regulations and ordinances.