District Board of Health

District Board of Health

The 21-member Northern Kentucky District Board sets policy for the entire health district, including approval of program plans, pay raises and Health Department-wide budgets. Its members are appointed by the four-county Judge Executives.

The District Board of Health typically meets four times per year. Meeting schedule, agendas and minutes

Fiscal Year 2022 – 2023 Members

Officers

Jonathan Rich, DMD, Chair
Richard Gaston, MD, Vice Chair
Marie Schenkel, Immediate Past Chair
George A. Moore, II, District Director of Health Secretary

Boone County Representatives and Designees

TBD
Jeff Earlywine (Designee for Judge Executive Gary Moore)
Richard Gaston, MD
Michael Jones, MD
Charles Kenner, DMD
Chris Miller (Designee for Mayor of Florence)

Campbell County Representatives and Designees

Tom Guidugli, Jr., Mayor of Newport
Eric Haas, Mayor of Fort Thomas
Judith Harrer, RPh
Marie Schenkel (Designee for Judge Executive Steve Pendery)
Mark Schroer, MD

Grant County Representatives and Designees

Jonathan Rich, DMD
Colton Simpson (Designee for Judge Executive C. Dills)
Wm. Ford Threlkeld, II, MD

Kenton County Representatives and Designees

Tom Cahill, Jr. (Designee for Mayor of Erlanger)
Carol Franzen (Designee for Mayor of Independence)
Judi Godsey, PhD, MSN, RN (Designee for Mayor of Covington)
Larry Kendall, MD
Scott Kimmich (Designee for Judge Executive Kris Knochelmann)
Sharon Noll
Lynn Shewmaker, OD

District Board of Health Committees

The Northern Kentucky District Board of Health has established the following committees to provide guidance to the Board about specific programs and policies. Membership on the divisional committees is by appointment of the Board Chair, which is currently in process.

Committee meeting schedule

Executive Committee

Jonathan Rich, DMD, Chair
Richard Gaston, MD, Vice Chair
Marie Schenkel (Designee for CC Judge Executive), Immediate Past Chair
Boone County Members
Jeff Earlywine (Designee for BC Judge Executive)
Charles Kenner, DMD (LBOH Chair)
Campbell County Members
Judith Harrer, RPh
Mark Schroer, MD
Grant County Members
J. Colton Simpson (Designee for GC Judge Executive)
Wm. Ford Threlkeld, II, MD
Kenton County Members
Carol Franzen (Designee for Mayor of Independence)
Scott Kimmich (Designee for KC Judge Executive)

*Note: Members of the Executive Committee also serve on the Nominating Committee

Clinical Services Committee

Richard Gaston, MD, Chair
Gary Blank, MD
Christopher Cunha, MD
Philip Hartman, MD
Michael Jones, MD
Jason Murray, MD
Mark Schroer, MD

Environmental Health and Safety Committee

Jeff Earlywine, Chair
Timothy Franxman, MD
Chris Miller (Designee for Mayor of Florence)

Information and Education Review Committee

Judi Godsey, PhD, MSN, RN, Chair
Lisa English Long, PhD, RN, CNS
Nicole Schierenbeck, Brighton Recovery Center
Amy Schroder, RN
Karen Vietz, PhD, RN, CNS

Finance and Audit Committee

Tom Cahill, Jr., Chair
Charles Kenner, DMD
Ben Reece, CPA
Marie Schenkel
Lynn Shewmaker, OD
Wm. Ford Threlkeld, II, MD

Personnel Board

Sarah Mortensen Patton, Chair
Janet Patterson, Vice Chair
Sandy Delaney, RN
Steve Epplen
Maureen Hebert, RN
Charlotte Parker Laird
Joe Shriver
Tom Cahill, Jr. (ad hoc)
Marie Schenkel (ad hoc)

Secretary/Personnel Administrator (without vote)
George A. Moore, II, Interim District Director of Health

Population Health Committee

Marie Schenkel (Designee for CC Judge Executive), Chair
Jack Lenihan, DMD
Sharon Noll
Lynn Shewmaker, OD
Shelly Voet, MD

CLINICAL & OTHER DIRECT SERVICES
ENVIROMENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
POPULATION HEALTH SERVICES