Brant County Health Unit

Brant County Health Unit


The Brant County Health Unit is one of 34 health units in Ontario that serves a population of more than 136,000 people in County of Brant and the City of Brantford.

Formed in 1945, the Health Unit employs more than 100 employees led by a Board of Health, Chief Executive Officer, and Medical Officer of Health. Our work is governed by the Health Protection and Promotion Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards. The Health Unit strives to deliver high quality programs and services to address the unique health needs of our community and improve the health and well-being of our population.

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We promote and protect the health of our communities through our people, our partnerships, and our commitment to best practice.

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Building a healthier future for everyone.

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Accountability: Responsibility, ownership, reliability, commitment.

Community engagement: Involvement, participation, interaction, collaboration, outreach.

Evidence-Informed Decision Making: Data-driven, fact-supported, informed choices.

Inclusion: Embracing diversity, participation, belonging, acceptance.

Innovation: Creativity, originality, advancement, improvement, learning.

Respect: Courtesy, professionalism, thoughtfulness.

Trust: Reliance, confidence, faith, assurance, belief.

Leadership team


Dr. Rebecca Comley

Medical Officer of Health

Brent Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

People, Culture & Support Services

Katie Greene

Director, People, Culture & Support Services

Robyn Mitchell

Manager, Human Resources

Communications & Strategic Initiatives

Gary Williams

Director, Communications & Strategic Initiatives

Ryan Spiteri

Manager, Communcations

Emily Boden

Manager, Corporate Communications & Community Engagement


Brad Stark

Director, Finance

Jim Prentice

Supervisor, Finance

Healthy Communities

Hilary Wren-Atilola

Director, Healthy Communities

Mark Gera

Manager, Oral Health

Terri-Lynn Ovens

Manager, Healthy Growth & Development & Healthy Schools

DeAnna Renn

Manager, Healthy Communities

Health Protection

Joan Millsap

Chief Nursing Officer

Michelle Regan

Director, Health Protection

Filip Pajtondziev

Manager, Infectious Diseases

Keith Corey

Manager, Environmental Health

Eric Robertson

Manager, Immunizations and Sexual Health Services

Healthy Foundations

Alexey Babayan

Director, Healthy Foundations

Jessica Lang

Manager, Population Health Assessment & Quality Assurance

Alexander Barerra

Manager, Information Technology

Public health is everywhere. Take a look at our community’s public health achievements for 2023

If you have questions about our annual report or would like to review our report in an alternate format, please call 519-753-4937 ext. 222.