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Board of Health

The governing body for the Seneca County General Health District is the nine-member Seneca County Board of Health. Local elected officials appoint Board of Health members. Five members are appointed by the District Advisory Council, made up of village mayors, township trustees, and a county commissioner. The cities of Tiffin and Fostoria each appoint two members. One member of the Board must be a physician.

Board of Health Responsibilities

A Board of Health has six primary functions:

A Board of Health has six primary functions

State law requires the Board to report and take measures to control disease, enforce state public health laws, and promote health and well-being within the health district. The Board is responsible for the health district budget, hiring a health commissioner to serve as the chief executive officer and manage day-to-day operations and activities, and hiring a medical director when the health commissioner is not a physician.

Board of Health members

Sarah E. Sewell

Sarah E. Sewell, DO

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Appointed by Tiffin Mayor/City Council

Traci Sittason Stark

Traci Sittason Stark, PhD

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Appointed by Tiffin Mayor/City Council

Robert Podach

Robert Podach

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Appointed by Fostoria Mayor/City Council

Scott Lyons

Scott Lyons

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Appointed by District Advisory Council

Allen Weinandy

Allen Weinandy

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Appointed by District Advisory Council

Nate Heiser

Nate Heiser

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Appointed by Fostoria Mayor/City Council

Clay Wolph

Clay Wolph, DC, President

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Appointed by District Advisory Council

Zachary West

Zachary West, DO, Vice President

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Appointed by District Advisory Council
Deb Hay

Deb Hay

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Appointed by District Advisory Council

Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings are held every fourth Thursday of each month (except November and December) at 6 p.m. in Conference Room A in the basement of Seneca County General Health District, 92 E. Perry St., Tiffin. Members of the public may speak during the public comment section and are asked to keep comments under three minutes.

Board Meeting Documents

Board Meeting Minutes

District Advisory Council

The District Advisory Council (DAC) meets yearly to elect its officers, appoint members to the Seneca County Board of Health, receive and consider the annual budget and special reports of the Board, and make recommendations to the Seneca County General Health District in regard to matters for the betterment of health and sanitation within the district.

Contact

Office Location
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours
Monday - Friday

Nursing & Vital Statistics
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Environmental
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

WIC
M-W 8:30 AM  - 4:30 PM
Thu. 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Fri. 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Phone
(419) 447-3691

In the event of a public health emergency after regular business hours, weekends, and holiday, please contact the Health Commissioner through the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456.