A longtime educator and advocate for children with disabilities has been named to fill a vacancy on the Rockland Board of Health.
Mary Jean Marsico, superintendent of Rockland BOCES, will take a seat on the board when it meets Aug. 15.
The Pearl River resident said she was approached by the county to take the unpaid, volunteer job.
“I have a lens that is unique and broad,” she said. “I look forward to using that perspective on the board.”
Marsico worked for Rockland Board of Cooperative Educational Services as a teacher and administrator for nearly 20 years before being named superintendent in 2009.
The Board of Health helps to determine policy and enforcement of the county’s sanitary code.
Marsico will fill a vacancy created when Dr. Ronald DiScenza announced earlier this year that he would not seek another term. DiScenza is under investigation for alleged tax fraud and has restrictions placed on his medical license. The board has been short a member since he announced he would no longer serve.
There are five members of the board, plus Dr. Joan Facelle, Rockland County’s commissioner of health.