Board of Health

Erie County’s Board of Health is a governing board appointed by the County Executive, subject to approval by County Council. Members serve staggered four-year terms and act in an advisory capacity to the Department of Health director, who also serves on this board.

Board of Health Members

  • Richard A. Ortoski, D.O., chair — term expires December 31, 2025
  • Carla Picardo, M.D. — term expires December 31, 2025
  • Mary Jean Taylor, Ph.D. — term expires December 31, 2023
  • Timothy Zieziula, J.D. – term expires December 31, 2024
  • Timothy Pelkowski, M.D. – term expires December 31, 2025


All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and will be conducted at the Erie County Department of Health, 606 West 2nd Street, Erie, PA 16507 in the 2nd floor conference room, unless otherwise advertised. To request participation information, please call 814-451-6700 no later than the Friday prior to the meeting.

Meeting dates

  • Monday, January 22, 2024
  • Monday, April 22, 2024
  • Monday, July 22, 2024
  • Monday, October 28, 2024

Meeting Minutes


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