Health Department

The Health Officer enforces State and Susquehanna Township Ordinances regarding Food Safety and Inspections.  It is the role of the Health Officer to perform all food safety inspections for the retail sale, commercial and institutional service, and vending of food.  In addition, the Health Officer issues Food Service Permits and handles complaints related to food safety.  Susquehanna Township has contracted the position of Health Officer to Anthony "Tony" Russo.

The Health Board reviews issues related to Food Inspections, Environmental, Housing, and Communicable Disease Reports. The board also hears appeals of the Health Officer’s orders when filed in a timely fashion; and acts on issues of Public Health concern when submitted to them by the Township Board of Commissioners.

Any other non-food safety health concerns and code enforcement should be directed to the Property Maintenance Inspector.  This includes complaints related to property maintenance, such as overgrowth of vegetation, mold, vermin, trash, and debris.  If you are unsure where to direct your concern, please contact the Property Maintenance Inspector.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Tony Russo Health Officer 717-805-9956
Joseph Vajda Building Codes Official (717) 909-9226
Kathryn Hartz Property Maintenance Inspector (717) 909-9257

Board Members

Name Title
Carl S. Hisiro Liaison to Board of Commissioners
Jody Rebarchak Liaison to Board of Commissioners
Jody Rebarchak

Health Board Members

Carol Peters


Vacancy One
Dr. Mark Cohen


Justin Bordell


Dr. Ayodeji Bakare