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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

Board Members

Sarah E. Sewell, DO (appointed by Tiffin Mayor/City Council)

Traci Sittason Stark, PhD (appointed by Tiffin Mayor/City Council)

Robert Podach (appointed by Fostoria Mayor/City Council)

Scott Lyons (appointed by District Advisory Council)

McKenzie Posey, MSN, RN (appointed by District Advisory Council)

Natasha Vitte (appointed by Fostoria Mayor/City Council)

Allen Weinandy (appointed by District Advisory Council)

Clay Wolph, DC, President (appointed by District Advisory Council)

Zachary West, DO, Vice President (appointed by Board of Health for District Advisory Council)

Meeting Schedule

Seneca County Board of Health meetings are held in Conference Room A (located in the basement) at Seneca County General Health District, 92 E. Perry St., Tiffin.

Regular meetings are held every fourth Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. 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.

March 20, 2023 DAC Meeting Video:


Office Location
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Monday - Friday

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

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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

(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.