About the Board of Health

The Board of Health (the Board) consists of five members, who are appointed by the District Advisory Council for a five-year term. Board member appointments are made with regard to equal representation of all parts of the Health District. The District Advisory Council may consider the applicant’s place of residence and employment. Board members may not hold an elected office, should be knowledgeable in the field of health and at least one member shall be a physician. Each March a Board Member term expires and interested parties are able to run for the open position. For additional information on the process contact Mitzi Kline at (614) 525-3028.

The Board meets at least once a month and may hold as many special meetings as it deems necessary. The Board typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month at Memorial Hall, 280 East Broad Street. All meetings are open to the public and begin promptly at 8:00 am.


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Board Meetings


June 12 - Agenda | Minutes

May 8 - Agenda | Minutes

April 10 - Agenda | Minutes

March 13 - Agenda | Minutes

Feb 14 - Agenda | Minutes

Jan 10 - Agenda | Minutes

2018 (continued)

Dec 11 - Agenda | Minutes

Nov 13 - Agenda | Minutes

Oct 9 - Agenda | Minutes

Sept 11 - Agenda | Minutes

Aug 14 - Agenda | Minutes

July 10 - AgendaMinutes


Jan 9 - Agenda | Minutes

Feb 12 - Agenda | Minutes

March 12 - Agenda | Minutes

March 21 - Agenda | Minutes

April 9 - Agenda | Minutes

May 14 - Agenda | Minutes

2019 (continued)

June 11 - Agenda | Minutes

July 9 - Agenda | Minutes

August 26 - Agenda | Minutes

Sept 10 - Agenda | Minutes

Board Members

Sally Morgan, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACNS-BC resides in Columbus and is a nurse practitioner at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. She received her Master of Science degree and postgraduate degree from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Sally is the immediate past president of the Ohio Nurses Association. She was appointed in March 2018. Term expires 2023.

Roy Barnewall, DVM, PhD, resides in Perry Township and is Manager of Inhalation Technology at Battelle Life Sciences Research. He obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from The Ohio State University. He was appointed in September 2017 to fill a vacated term. Term expires in 2020.

Latisha Chastang, MNML, resides in Columbus and is the Director of Emergency Assistance at IMPACT Community Action. She obtained a Master’s of Science degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Capella University. She was appointed in March 2019. Term expires in 2024.

Thomas Rudge, Jr., Ph.D. received his doctorate in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in 2000. He works at the Battelle Biomedical Research Center and resides in Blendon Township. He was appointed to the Board of Health in 2017. Term expires in 2022.

Arthur R. James, MD, FACOG, resides in Bexley and is a board-certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist who is also a fully train Pediatrician currently employed at The Ohio State University as an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. He also serves as the Interim Executive Director of the Ohio State University’s Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity. He was the founding Medical Director of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Teen and Pregnant Program and has served as the co-lead for Ohio Better Birth Outcomes and as a consultant for the Franklin County Infant Mortality Task Force, now known as CelebrateOne. He was appointed in September 2017 to fill a vacated term. Term expires in 2021.