Board of Health

The Winnebago County Board of Health is a nine member board, appointed by the County Executive, with County Board and citizen representation. The Board assesses public health needs and advocates for the provision of reasonable and necessary public health services. The board develops policies and provides leadership that fosters local involvement and commitment, which emphasizes public health needs and advocates for equitable distribution of public health resources and complementary private activities commensurate with public health needs. The WI Department of Health Services provides more information regarding Boards of Health in Wisconsin here

Board of Health meetings are typically held at 7:30am on the 3rd Friday of odd-numbered months. View past meeting minutes here & upcoming meetings here.

Our Board of Health terms last two years. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Health, please email [email protected] for information about openings.

Board Members

Name
Representation
Term

Chairman

Rachel Youngquist

Supervisor District 29

Appointed 7/22

Exp. 

Vice-Chairman

Ralph Harrison

Supervisor District 31

Appointed 4/22

Exp. 

Secretary

Mike Norton

Supervisor District 20

Appointed 

Exp.  7/1/20

Member

Ralph Harrison

Supervisor District  

Appointed  

Exp.  

Member

Karen Powers

Supervisor District 25 

Re-appointed 4/22

Exp. 

Member

Lois Gruetzmacher

Community Member

Appointed 10/20

Exp. 10/1/22

Member

Dr. Paula McNiel

Community Member
Nurse

Appointed  

Exp. 

Member

Toby Vanden Heuvel

Community Member

Appointed  10/20

Exp.  10/22

Member

Eric Smiltneek

Community Member

Appointed 4/22

Exp.