Board of Health

Members and Professional Experience

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Frank Ehrlich, MD

Dr. Frank Ehrlich received his MD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He did his internship in Surgery on the Boston University Service at Boston City Hospital and his General Surgical Residency at Chelsea Naval Hospital in Boston. He did a Pediatric Surgical Residency at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is currently licensed in New York State and is Board Certified in General Surgery; Pediatric Surgery; Emergency Medicine; and Trauma and Critical Care Surgery. He has held positions as Chairman, Department of Surgery; Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine; and Hospital and System Chief Medical Officer. He is a nationally known consultant in the development of Trauma Systems and EMS services. He is currently retired from active practice. He is married to Susan Ehrlich, a retired middle school teacher. They moved to Norwalk in 2020 to be near their daughter and grandchildren. He is very interested in maintaining and improving the health and wellbeing of the citizens of the Norwalk Community.

Ken Lalime, RPh

Ken Lalime is a Principle at KRLHealth, a regional Health Care Consulting firm serving the public and private payer, provider, and employer markets. Ken previously served as Chief Executive Officer for the Community Health Center Association of CT (CHCACT), as well as CEO for HealthyCT, a statewide health insurance company. Ken is the former Director of Managed Care at Norwalk Hospital and was the co-owner of Cranbury Pharmacy in Norwalk. Ken has served as a Board member on the Board of Health for nearly 30 years and continues to contribute his expertise on a wide variety of health care and public health related issues, policies, and programs. 

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Joan McNiel, DNP

Dr. Joan McNiel has over 30 years of nursing experience with clinical expertise in Critical Care, Transplant Surgery and Gastroenterology. She also has more than five years' experience as a nurse educator and is a is a faculty member at Norwalk Community College. Joan is Board certified as a Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. She is a member of several professional organizations and is the author of peer reviewed articles. A product of the Connecticut community college system, she is excited about mentoring and supporting a new generation of individuals in achieving excellence in nursing practice. She is a strong advocate for mentorship and ensuring that everyone has equitable high-quality education, healthcare, and opportunities to promote learning. The City of Norwalk welcomed Dr. McNiel to the Board of Health in November 2022.

Terry Quell, PhD, MSN, RN

Dr. Terry Quell is the Nursing Education Consultant for the Connecticut Nurses Association where she is responsible for quality nursing continuing education for nurses in the state. She is an adjunct faculty member for both Fairfield University and UCONN Schools of Nursing with expertise in older adults, public health, leadership, and health policy. She is a past president of the Connecticut Nurses Association and is a former chair of the Norwalk Board of Education.

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Norman J. Weinberger, MD, FAAP

Dr. Norman Weinberger received his BA from Washington and Jefferson College, MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and served his internship and residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Weinberger has served since 2006 as a Pediatrician at the Optimus Community Health Clinic in Bridgeport. Previously, he was the senior partner of Pediatric Associates of Norwalk & Darien, P.C. for 33 years. He is the Medical Advisor for Westport Public Schools and Norwalk Public Schools. Licensure includes the state of Connecticut since 1971 and a Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners and Diplomat, American Board of Pediatrics. He is married to Susan G. Weinberger, EdD, and they have two children and five grandchildren. Norman and his family moved to Norwalk in 1971 where they have been involved in numerous community efforts in order to make a difference. Dr. Weinberger is a long-time champion for resiliency in children and their families.

Profiles Pending

  • Janet Karpiak, MD