Public Health names new environmental health director

Maalinii Vijayan

BATAVIA, Ohio (Jan. 13, 2017) – Clermont County Public Health has promoted Maalinii Vijayan as the new director of environmental health. Ms. Vijayan is replacing former director Rob Perry who retired in November following a 30-year career with the agency.

Ms. Vijayan began working at Clermont County Public Health in 2014. Previously, she was the agency’s emergency response coordinator. She received her bachelor’s degree in India and her Master of Public Health degree from Wright State University in 2014.

“Maalinii has been a welcome addition to our staff, and she will make an excellent addition to our leadership team. She is a quick learner with lots of fresh ideas, and is very passionate about public health,” said Health Commissioner Julianne Nesbit.

Ms. Vijayan will oversee a team of four sanitarians. The Environmental Health Division performs over 2000 inspections each year. The division inspects all restaurants, public swimming pools, schools, mobile home parks and campgrounds in the county. They also investigate over 300 animal bite complaints annually and test for possible rabies exposure.

“I am looking forward to advancing our environmental health division by developing efficient programs and expanding our continuous quality improvement process,” said Vijayan. “I am also eager to work with our community partners and residents to make Clermont County a healthier place to live.”

Filling Ms. Vijayan’s former role of emergency response coordinator is Sidney Spurlock. Mr. Spurlock started his career with CCPH in 2015 and was promoted from his position as sanitarian.

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Clermont County Public Health (CCPH) is a local government agency that provides public and environmental services, nursing services and education to Clermont County residents. CCPH is dedicated to the mission of striving to improve Clermont County by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the environment. For more information, visit or call 513-732-7499.