Board of Health

The Delaware Public Health District Board of Health is the governing body for the district’s health department. Responsibilities include establishing public health programs, appointing employment of staff, financial management and rule-making authority. Board of Health members are appointed by elected officials who serve on the District Advisory Council or by the city they represent.

As a combined health district, the number of board members is determined by contracts between the city health districts and the general health district (the area of the county exclusive of cities). In our health district, the contracts call for two members to be appointed by the City of Delaware, one member to be appointed by the City of Powell, and five members to be appointed by the District Advisory Council from the remainder of the health district.

Among the board members, one position must be filled by a physician. The state law also requires geographical representation from the area served. The provisions for appointments to boards of health are addressed in  ORC 3709.

The Delaware Public Health District Board of Health regular meetings and committee meetings take place at the Delaware Public Health District at 1 West Winter Street, Delaware, OH. Notice of cancellation of any of the Board of Health meetings and/or committee meetings will be posted on the Delaware Public Health District’s website.

 
Board of Health meetings are last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in training room.
Board of Health Personnel Committee meetings are third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the Health Commissioner’s office on an as needed basis.
Board of Health Variance/Subdivision Committee meetings are second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in training room on an as needed basis.
Board of Health Finance Committee meetings are last Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Health Commissioner’s office on an as needed basis.

The Board of Health will hold an in-person and virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at 7 p.m., for a regular scheduled meeting. 

To access the virtual meeting, please go to the Delaware Public Health District’s Youtube Channel, where the virtual meeting will be streamed live. Members of the public can participate and ask questions by typing into the chat box once the meeting is live. Please “sign in” when joining the virtual meeting by typing your name in the chatbox. 

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Contact:
Lisa Brown

740-203-2022
Email

Delaware Public Health District Board of Health member Pat Blaney

Patrick E. Blayney

P.E., FACEC
Board President
Genoa Township
Term Expires March 31, 2025

Mr. Blayney previously served as Chief Deputy Engineer for Delaware County for 5 years, after he retired from R. D. Zande & Assoc. Inc., where he was corporate secretary and member of the Board of Directors. He formerly served as a Genoa Township trustee for 20 years. He currently represents the Health District on the MORPC Community Advisory Committee, and serves as DPHD Board of Health President.

Delaware Public Health District Board of Health member Margie Fleischer

Margie Fleischer

Delaware Township
Board Vice President
Term Expires March 31, 2023

Ms. Fleischer brings to the Board over 30 years of experience and leadership in the field of nutrition. Margie has led, managed and supervised dietary programs in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities and public schools. In addition to her degree in Dietetics, Ms. Fleischer holds multiple certifications in Wellness Counseling and Healthy Living from Cornell University. She has been on the Board of Health for six years and has been a member of the Ohio Association of Boards of Health for three years. She currently serves as Vice-President for the Board of Health. A lifelong resident of Delaware County, she volunteers educating adults and children about healthy eating and also teaches yoga in her spare time.

Delaware Public Health District Board of Health member Dr. Mark Hickman

Mark Hickman

MD
City of Delaware
Term Expires March 31, 2026

Dr. Hickman is a family practitioner in Delaware and has  assumed the elected duties of Delaware County Coroner since 2005. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

Delaware Public Health District Board of Health member Amy Howerton

Amy Howerton

Trenton Township
Term Expires March 31, 2024

Ms. Howerton is a licensed nursing home administrator with experience in health, wellness, safety; state and federal government reporting; fiscal responsibility; management and leadership.

Delaware Public Health District board of health member David Karr

David Karr

City of Powell
Term Expires January 7, 2025

David graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Finance and then received his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School. He practiced as a litigator for 11 years at the Columbus law firm of Carlile Patchen and Murphy. In 2005, he moved over to serve as in-house counsel for Nationwide Insurance and is currently Managing Counsel. David has previously served on the boards of Southeast Healthcare Services as well as the American Red Cross North Central Florida Chapter.  

 
Delaware Public Health District Board of Health member Dolores Smith

Dolores Smith

BA
City of Delaware
Term Expires March 31, 2025

Ms. Smith has a bachelor of arts degree in English and history from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, where she also holds a lifetime teaching certificate. She has experience in the Peace Corps as a trained volunteer in health and nutrition, and is bi-lingual with Spanish as her second language. Her previous employment includes PIN, Delaware City Schools, Department of Job and Family Services, the Delaware County District Library and she is now an active volunteer for many community service organizations. She has served on the Board of Health since 2007.

Delaware Public Health District Board of Health member Dr. Walter Threfall

Walter Ronald Threlfall

DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
Liberty Township
Term Expires March 31, 2022

Dr. Threlfall is Professor Emeritus from The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. He currently serves as Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He also is the representative for Boards of Health on the Ohio Association of Boards of Health. Dr. Threlfall has served on the Board of Health since 1991 and served as Board President for several years.

Patrick J. Tiberi
 
Genoa Township
Term Expires March 11, 2026
 
Mr. Tiberi currently serves as president and CEO of the Ohio Business Roundtable (OBRT), which is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization comprised of chief executive officers of many of Ohio’s largest and most influential companies. Prior to his role with OBRT, Mr. Tiberi represented Ohio’s 12th Congressional District as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years.