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 - 2018

January 16 -  Agenda 
February 20 - Agenda 
April 17 - Agenda
May 15 - Agenda

Meeting Schedule - 2017

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

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

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