MIDDLESEX COUNTY — David A. Papi, Director-Health Officer of the Middlesex County Public Health Department, has announced his retirement effective July 1.
Papi has been employed by the Middlesex County Public Health Department for over 40 years. He began his career with the department as an inspector trainee rising through the ranks as a sanitary inspector, senior inspector, principal inspector, chief inspector, deputy director and then director in 2003.
Under his guidance, Middlesex County became a recognized leader in public health emergency preparedness and response. Papi has received national and state recognition for his emergency preparedness efforts. Plans developed by the Middlesex County Public Health Department have been used as models for the United States Postal Service, the State of New Jersey, and other jurisdictions.
“As Director, I have had the opportunity to use my experience in new ways to meet the needs of our communities which seem to change on an almost daily basis”, Papi said. “I would also like to acknowledge the staff of the Middlesex County Public Health Department, because without them and their support, none of these accomplishments could have been possible.”
Papi is a graduate of Rider University, and holds an M.A. in Administration. He received an honorable discharge from the United States Army Reserve where he served in the Chemical Warfare unit.
David is married to Pamela, and has two daughters, Rebecca and Christina, three grandsons, and triplet granddaughters expected in July. His wife Pamela, has four children and two grandchildren.
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