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 Brant County 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.



We provide health promotion, protection and disease prevention programs and services designed to help all members of the community achieve and maintain optimal health.



We strive to provide excellence in public health, exemplifying the spirit of innovation, quality and collaboration.

Leadership team


Dr. Rebecca Comley

(Acting) Medical Officer of Health

Brent Richardson

Chief Executive Officer

Corporate Services

Katie Greene

Manager, People, Culture & Support Services


Director, Finance

Alex Barrera

Manager, Information Technology

Allison Campbell

Manager, Internal Communications & Community Engagement

Heather Clark

Administrative Supervisor

Jim Prentice

Supervisor, Finance

​Foundational Support

Alexey Babayan

Director, Foundational Standards

Hilary Wren-Atilola

Manager, Population Health Assessment & Quality Assurance

Ryan Spiteri

Manager, Communications

​Program Standards

Joan Millsap

Director, Program Standards &
Chief Nursing Officer

Filip Pajtondziev

Manager, Infectious Diseases & Environmental Health

Gerry Moniz

Manager, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention & Substance Use

Terri-Lynn Ovens

Manager, Healthy Growth & Development and School Health

Michelle Regan

Manager, Clinic Services

Mark Gera

Manager, Dental

Public health is everywhere. Take a look at our community’s public health achievements for 2022

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.

Please review our 2016-2026 strategic plan.

In 2019, an addendum to the strategic plan was created to provide policy direction regarding the health unit’s performance management and quality improvement system. For more details, please see BCHU’s Performance Management System.

2022 Operating Budget