Columbus Board of Health

Columbus Public Health is governed by a 5-person Board with members appointed by the Mayor and approved by Columbus City Council. Each member serves a 4-year term and is eligible for reappointment. The Board functions as a policy, governance, advisory and regulatory board and provides oversight of major financial and programmatic decisions.

Board of Health meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except August) at 2 pm, with special sessions called as needed. Date and time are subject to change, please check the schedule below. The agenda is posted prior to the meeting. Meetings are held at the Columbus Public Health and are open to the public. 

Resolution Declaring Racism a Public Health Crisis

* Please note any changes next to meeting dates. 

Speaking Guidelines at Meetings

Any person of the general public who wishes to speak before the Board of Health must follow a set of guidelines

Meeting Schedule - 2022

January -  Agenda
February - Agenda
March - Agenda
May - Agenda


Board Members  

Andrew J. Ginther - Read Bio
President, Ex-Officio    

Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, MPH, RN - Read Bio 
Professor Emerita, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University 

Chad Braun, MD - Read Bio 
Medical Director, Equitas Health, Inc.          

Karen Jefferson Morrison, JD, MS - Read Bio 
President, OhioHealth Foundation, Senior Vice President, External Affairs 

Andrew Boy - Read Bio
Founder and CEO, United Schools Network

Shayne Downton - Read Bio
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mount Carmel Health System