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Board of Health

The Board of Health has twelve members appointed by the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.  Those twelve members consist of three physicians, a dentist, a nurse, an engineer, an optometrist, a pharmacist, and a veterninarian.  The county judge executive, an appointee of the fiscal court and a community member round out the twelve members.  Board members hold a two year appointment.

The Board's function is to assure the services provided meet the community needs, protect and promote public health and provide oversight and approval of the departments procedures, policies and budgets.

All meetings start at 12:00 pm, noon and are held in the Community Room at the Health Department.  Meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Friday ​of the last month of the quarter unless otherwise announced.

Mercer Co. Board of Health Members
Sandra Defoor, RN - Chair
John Crossfield, PE - Vice Chair
Robert Goodman, DMD - Secretary
LeMayne Ellis, DVM
Jeff Klosterman, OD
David P. Leo, Fiscal Court Appointee
Earl Motzer, Ph.D.
Pam Johnson, MD
Vance Smith, RPh
Milward Dedman, County Judge Exec
Jay Lorah, MD
Adele Greenburg