Health Department

Who We Are

The 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 County's Health Director, who also serves on this Board.

Board of Health Members and Term of Office

  • Richard A. Ortoski, DO, Chair 1/2014 - 12/2017
  • Carolynn Masters, PhD, RN, CARN, Vice-Chair 1/2014 - 12/2017
  • Carla Picardo, MD, MPH 1/2014 - 12/2017
  • Mary¬†Jean Taylor, PhD, 1/2016 - 12/2019
  • Bishop Clifton McNair, III 1/2016 - 12/2019

Melissa C. Lyon, MPH, Director

Board of Health Meeting Schedule & Location

Meetings are held 4 times per year and are open to the public.

Correspondences to the Board and any of its members may be sent to:

  • Mail to: Board of Health, 606 West 2nd Street, Erie, PA 16507


Erie County Courthouse - 140 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16501 - (814) 451-6000 - TDD Phone: (814) 451-6237 - Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
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