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.

2019 Board of Health Meeting Dates:

January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019

May 7, 2019  (NOTE: this is a change from the 14th)
June 11, 2019
July 11, 2019
August 13, 2019

September 10, 2019
October 8, 2019
November 12, 2019
December 10, 2019
December 20, 2019

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 Health Meeting, contact Jody Hocker, Administrative Secretary (937) 548-4196 ext 200.