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Board of Health

Purpose

Boards of health are part of state and local public health systems and are charged to address health promotion, disease prevention, and public protection.

They provide the necessary guidance and oversight of a local health department to assure the community’s health. Boards of health are a powerful part of a local public health system. Board roles vary across the country. In Indiana, boards set policies, hire and fire the health officer, review operational data and challenge any organizational activity when necessary. Boards also have financial oversight of the local health department. 

IC 16-20-2: Local Boards of Health

IC 16-20-2-2: Establishment and maintenance of local health department; adoption of health ordinances Sec. 2. (a) Except as provided in IC 16-20-3, the executive of each county shall by ordinance establish and maintain a local health department.

Code

Indiana Code 16-20-2-2

Board Application

Term

Four years

Meeting Schedule

2023 Board meetings will be scheduled on an approximate six-week basis at this time.

Information on how to attend these meetings can be found in the Events Calendar under each meeting.

MEMBERS
APPOINTING BODY
TERM EXPIRATION DATE

Carol Litten Touloukian, M.D., Chairperson

Commissioner

12-31-2025

Stephen Pritchard, D.D.S.,                 Vice Chairperson

Commissioner

12-31-2024

Kay Leach, R.N. 

Commissioner

12-31-2026

George Hegeman, Ph.D. 

Commissioner

12-31-2025

Dawne (Aurora) DiOrio,              M.P.A., C.P.H.

Commissioner

12-31-2026

Sarah Ryterband, M.D.

Commissioner

12-31-2027

Robert Wrenn, M.D. 

Commissioner

12-31-2026


*Meeting agendas and minutes prior to 2016 can be obtained by completing a Public Information Request.

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