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Christopher Hellwig, MPH, MCHES, HO

Chris graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and a minor in Nutrition, then proceeded to attend Montclair State University for his Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Community Health Education.

Chris’ career has been in governmental public health. He started at the Vermont Department of Health within their infectious disease surveillance program, then moved on to multiple local health departments within New Jersey to manage different programs such as health education, public health preparedness and response, and public health administration.

Currently, Chris is the Health Officer for the Township of Hamilton where he manages the day-to-day operations of the Division of Health to promote healthful behaviors to protect the wellbeing of all those who live, work, and play within the Township. Chris oversees a staff of 35 dedicated individuals within the programs of Animal Control and Sheltering, Environmental Health, and Public Health Services. Additionally, Chris serves as the Vice President for the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO). He is a recent recipient of the NJACCHO President’s Award. In his spare time, Chris is an avid skier, runner, and yogi who loves craft beer.