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

  • Laura Lewis, Ph.D., LSW – 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, 2023
  • Timothy Zieziula, J.D. – term expires December 31, 2024

Meetings

All meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing unless otherwise advertised.  To request participation information, please call 814-451-6700 no later than the Friday prior to the meeting.

2021 Meeting dates for Board of Health:

  • Monday, January 25, 2021
  • Monday, April 26, 2021
  • Monday, July 26, 2021
  • Monday, October 25, 2021

Meeting Minutes