Neil's Bio

Neil Somerfeld Health Director

Districts 13, 14 , 15, 16, 19, 23 and 32
Telephone: (718) 935-3663

Since 2003, Neil has been involved with various areas of school health, including supporting schools in meeting compliance requirements (e.g., immunization, vision screening) and Section 504 advocacy.  He has worked with the leadership at the Office of School Health, supporting relationships between schools and the DOHMH staff (Doctors, Nurses and Supervisors) and the Office of School Wellness Programs and School Mental Health Programs.  Neil believes that building trust between families and schools, integrating the community into supporting school health and wellness, and ensuring that the school itself is supportive of a student’s physical and mental health needs is essential in supporting student achievement. 

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