What is the Board of Health?

The Board of Health is responsible for appointing the Health Commissioner.  They approve the hiring of Health Department employees, and meet monthly to discuss topics that are occurring within the Health District.  They help make important decisions such as the adoption of regulations and policies and approval of expenditures. At least one member must be a physician.

Who are the current Board of Health members?

  • Wayne Deschambeau
  • James Schaar
  • Krista Fourman
  • Dr. Timothy Kathman
  • Curtis Yount
  • Gary Giere-Alternate

How the Board of Health is appointed:

The Darke County General Health District is a combined health district representing Greenville City and the Darke County Community. There are five individuals appointed to the Board of Health. The Mayor of Greenville City appoints 2 members of the Board of Health to represent Greenville City.  The District Advisory Council appoints 2 members of the Board of Health to represent Darke County and they elect a five member advisory council of regulated parties that selects an additional member from their group.  The District Advisory Council includes the Township Trustees and the Mayors of the Villages within Darke County.

The District Advisory Council includes Trustees from the following townships: Adams, Allen, Brown, Butler, Franklin, Greenville, Harrison, Jackson, Liberty, Mississinawa, Monroe, Neave, Patterson, Richland, Twin, Van Buren, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, and York.   The District Advisory Council includes Mayors from the following villages: Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Burkettsville, Castine, Gettysburg, Gordon, Hollansburg, Ithaca, New Madison, New Weston, North Star, Osgood, Palestine, Pitsburg, Rossburg, Union City, Versailles, Wayne Lakes, and Yorkshire. The Council membership also includes the chairman of the County Commissioners.

2017 Board of Health Meeting Dates:

January 3, 2017
February 7, 2017
March 7, 2017
April 11, 2017
May 9, 2017
June 6, 2017
July 11, 2017
August 8, 2017
September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
November 7, 2017
December 5, 2017
December 15, 2017

All meetings begin at 9:00 am unless otherwise specified at previous meeting. Board meetings are open to the general public.

To get on the agenda for a Board of Meeting, contact Marilyn Holman, Administrative Secretary (937) 548-4196 ext 200.