Public Health Advisory Board


  • Bimonthly on the 1st Thursday
  • See the agenda center for for information on how to attend and/or participate


The Public Health Advisory Board has 9-13 members. Current members are:

  • Steve Bennett
  • Shamika Brooks
  • Barry Buchanan
  • Sterling Chick
  • Therese Horan
  • Lindsey Karas
  • Edna Revey
  • Les Seelye
  • Leah Wainman


The members of the Public Health Advisory Board must have the following specifications:  Residents of the county, up to 12 of which are appointed by the executive, subject to County Council confirmation

  • 1 Board of Health member (appointed for 1 calendar year by the County Council)

At least one member in each of the following sectors:

  • Business and Philanthropy
  • Physical (Built) Environment
  • Health Care Access & Quality
  • Social and Economic
  • Tribal Community
  • Communities Experiencing Health Inequities
  • Local Government - City/Rural
  • Community Member with Lived Experience in Social Service or Health Care System challenges


Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 3 years 


The Public Health Advisory Board shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Health Department on all issues related to the County Health Department and its programs.