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. 

* 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 - 2017

January 17 - Agenda
February 21 - Agenda
March 21 - Agenda - CANCELLED
March 29 - Agenda
April 18 - Agenda
May 16
June 20
July 18
August - No Meeting
September 19
October 17
November 21
December 19

Meeting Schedule - 2016

January 19 - Agenda 
February 16 - Agenda
March 15 - Agenda  
April 19  - Agenda
May 17 - Agenda
June 21 - Agenda 
July 19 - Agenda
August – No Meeting 
September 20 - Agenda 
October 18 - Agenda
November 15 - Agenda
December 20 - 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 

Karen S. Days, MBA - Read Bio   
President, The Center for Family Safety and Healing

Stephen P. Samuels, JD - Read Bio   
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Columbus Office

Augustus G. Parker III, MD - Read Bio  
Medical Director
Molina Healthcare of Ohio 

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