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CCBH Board Members

The CCBH Board is comprised of five members, one of whom is appointed from the District Licensing Council, which also provides an alternate Board member.  CCBH Board members are appointed to five-year staggered terms by the District Advisory Council.

Board meetings are held monthly to review and approve all agency-related fiscal, legal, program and planning operations.  The Health Commissioner serves as Secretary to the CCBH Board and is appointed by the Board as is the Medical Director.

Rebecca Burke, BA, PHR
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1101

District Advisory Council

The District Advisory Council (DAC) includes the 22 mayors and trustees of the villages and townships of Cuyahoga County and the Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive. The DAC is required, under section 3709.03 of the Ohio Revised Code, to meet annually in March to authorize our contracts with the cities we serve, to review and approve our annual report, and to appoint members to our Board of Health.

2023 District Advisory Council is Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 1 p.m. – Meeting Notice

Rebecca Burke, BA, PHR
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1101

Child and Family Health Services Executive Committee

This committee provides guidance to and oversight of the Child & Family Health Services (CFHS) grant program.  Members include community partners with expertise or interest in maternal and child health issues, sub-grantees, and the CFHS Project Director.

Angela Newman-White, MA
CFHS Project Director
216.201.2000 ext.1517

Cleveland Area Restaurant Association

The Cleveland Area Restaurant Association (CARA) is a 300-member local alliance of restaurants, purveyors, and associates who provide products, equipment and services to the hospitality industry. Its mission is to advance the interests and promote the well-being of the local Cleveland food service industry through advocacy, education, sponsorship and networking.

Matty S. Lucarelli
Executive Director
P.O. Box 16534
Rocky River, OH 44116

Cleveland Urban Area/Cuyahoga County Urban Area Working Group

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health participates as a voting member on the Steering Committee for the Urban Area Working Group (UAWG),  also known as the Counter and Anti-Terrorism Committee.

The UAWG advises the County Executive and County Council on emergency management, public safety, emergency services, and homeland security matters.  Its focus is to improve the capacity in the County of Cuyahoga to effectively prepare for, respond to, and recover from major emergency incidents; and to make this improved capacity available to municipal corporations and townships, pursuant to Section 307.15 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Cuyahoga County Urban Working Group

Cuyahoga Community College – Culinary /Hospitality Management Advisory Board

This advisory board includes representation from the lodging, food service, and tourism industries.  Members work with the faculty, staff, and students of CCC’s program to review and update curriculum in order to keep it current, flexible, and related to the needs of the hospitality industries.

Greg Forte
Dean of Hospitality Management Center
180 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH44114-3196

Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Review Committee

The Child Fatality Review Committee focus is the causes of death of children less than 18 years of age.  Circumstances surrounding these deaths are examined in order to identify risk factors and make recommendations for prevention.

Membership includes physicians, nurses, social workers, law enforcement, medical examiner, death scene investigators, and mental health experts.  A report is published annually providing detailed information on child deaths in Cuyahoga County, including programming aimed at prevention.

Lorrie Considine, RN
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1529

Child Fatality Review – CCBH

Cuyahoga County Child Fatality Review Committee

Cuyahoga County Health Care Council/Joint Advisory Committee

This committee meets on a quarterly basis to ensure availability of safety net services for those most in need, as well as to facilitate communication among the health systems and third party payers in Cuyahoga County.

Sabrina Roberts

Cuyahoga County Medical Advisory Committee

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health coordinates this committee to discuss medical issues associated with emergency preparedness planning and community-based prevention of infectious diseases.

Members include infectious disease practitioners for local hospitals as well as emergency management and public health officials.

Jana Rush, MA, MPH
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1600

Cuyahoga Regional HIV Services Planning Council

The mission of the Planning Council is to arrange for the comprehensive delivery of HIV/AIDS services and to allocate resources for the Transitional Grant Area (TGA), as mandated by the Ryan White Part A legislation. The goal of the Planning Council is to identify HIV-positive individuals, get them linked with proper care, and to improve health outcomes.

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Wednesday of each month from
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zachary Levar, MPH
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Ryan White HIV Aids Planning
216.201.2000 ext.1512

Family and Children First Council

As the planning entity for Cuyahoga County, the Family & Children First Council promotes a collaborative system of care.  Emphasis is placed upon improved coordination of family-centered, neighborhood-based, culturally competent services that ensure the well-being of every child and help to preserve and strengthen families in their communities.

Robin R. Martin

Health Improvement Partnership – Cuyahoga

HIP-Cuyahoga (HIP-C) utilizes a community -driven process to conduct health and social assessments, identify priorities and implement a comprehensive and collaborative approach for carrying out and funding health improvement strategies. HIP-C subcommittees meet regularly to direct the assessment process and develop a comprehensive community health improvement plan.

Martha Halko, MS, RD, LD
Partnership Coordinator
216.201.2000 ext.1504

Healthy Homes Advisory Council of Greater Cleveland

HHAC is a community collaborative dedicated to the pursuit of a lead-safe and healthy Cuyahoga County.  The mission is to foster collaborations among community partners to assess, reduce and prevent illnesses and unintentional injuries associated with indoor environments – including childhood lead poisoning and respiratory illness such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also known as COPD.

Kimalon Meriweather
Project Director

Hoarding Coalition

The Cuyahoga County Hoarding Connection’s mission is to provide support and advice, education, development of best practices, and assistance in identifying needed resources for individuals who hoard and those that work with individuals who hoard. The members of the Hoarding Coalition represent more than 20 organizations from the public, nonprofit and private sectors working together to raise awareness of this emerging mental illness.

Keith Brown
Assistant Director of Mental Health Services
Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, LLC

Northcoast Brownfield Coalition

The Northcoast Brownfield Coalition was formed to foster a collaborative approach and focus limited resources to brownfield redevelopment throughout Cuyahoga County.

Members include the Cuyahoga County Department of Development, City of Cleveland Department of Development, Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority, and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Nate McConoughey, REHS
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1223

Northeast Ohio Regional Public Health Committee

This committee meets every other month to discuss emergency preparedness planning efforts among local health departments in the Northeast Ohio region.  Community partners are also involved in emergency preparedness planning and regularly participate in the meetings.

Rebecca Hysing, MPH, REHS
Regional Public Health Coordinator
216.201.2000 ext.1602

Ohio Preparedness Workgroup

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health participates as a voting member of this statewide workgroup which advises the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners and the Ohio Department of Health regarding emergency preparedness issues impacting local health departments.

Beth Bickford
AOHC Executive Director

Partnership for Prevention Coalition

The Cuyahoga County Prescription for Prevention Coalition was formed through the Ohio Department of Health as part of a statewide coordinated effort to approach Ohio’s prescription drug abuse epidemic. The Cuyahoga County Coalition is comprised of a wide range of members with professional backgrounds including Law Enforcement, Treatment, Regulatory Authority and Public Health.

Local coalitions are raising awareness, involving community leaders, hosting collection events, and identifying potential solutions to begin reducing the epidemic of fatalities associated with the misuse of prescription medication.

April Vince, MSSA, LSW
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1209

Promoting Health Across boundaries – Cleveland Advisory Board

The mission of the Promoting Health Across Boundaries (PHAB) initiative is to advance the knowledge and practice of boundary-spanning activities that enable health. PHAB focuses particularly on promoting understanding at the boundaries between individuals and families, primary health care, health care systems and communities.

PHAB’s goal is to develop and share new knowledge about the connections that foster health. PHAB is coordinated locally by Case Western Reserve University.


Sewer Pipe Users Group (SPUG) – Northeast Ohio

SPUG was created in 1996 to educate and solve issues such as sewer maintenance, rehabilitation, and operation problems. SPUG is governed by a chairman, vice-chairman, secretary, and treasurer and terms are one year in duration.

Membership includes 21 municipalities and three engineering firms and consultants.  Meetings are held four times per year, including an annual equipment show in September at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, 4747 E. 49th Street, Cuyahoga Heights.  OEPA contact hours are available for members who need to fulfill continuing education requirements.

Barry Grisez, REHS
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
216.201.2000 ext.1232