Board of Health

Erie County’s Board of Health is a five-member 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

  • Carolynn Masters, Ph.D., R.N., CARN — term expires December 31, 2021
  • Bishop Clifton McNair III — term expires December 31, 2023
  • Richard A. Ortoski, D.O., chair — term expires December 31, 2021
  • Carla Picardo, M.D. — term expires December 31, 2021
  • Mary Jean Taylor, Ph.D. — term expires December 31, 2021

Meetings

Board of Health meetings are held four times per year and are open to the public. Meetings are held at 5:00 p.m. in the second-floor conference room at the Erie County Department of Health, 606 West Second Street.

  • Monday, February 24, 2020 – Canceled
  • Monday, March 02, 2020
  • Monday, April 27, 2020
  • Monday, July 27, 2020
  • Monday, October 26, 2020

Meeting Minutes