Board of Health


Organization Chart Under Act 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, Health Department of Northwest Michigan is organized as a district health department that includes the four counties of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego. District health departments are organized by local governing entities, which are the Couny Boards of Commissioners.

The Board of Health of Health Department of Northwest Michigan is comprised of two members from each of the four county's Board of Commissioners. These eight individuals meet on a monthly basis to approve Health Department programs, budget, and expenditures; to adopt regulations; to learn everything possible about health problems in the community, and to participate in finding solutions for those problems. The Board of Health employs the Medical Director and Health Officer, who direct the agency staff.

The agency has six divisions that organize and carry out the programs: Home Care and Aging Services, Dental Clinics North, Environmental Health Services, Family and Community Health Services, Emergency Preparedness, and Administration.

The current members of the Board of Health are as follows. Citizens may contact these Board members through the County Clerk's office in their respective counties.

2017 Board of Health Members


Antrim County (231) 533-6353

Melissa Zelenak
Karen Bargy

Charlevoix County (231) 547-7200 (ext. 12)

Shirley Roloff
Nancy Ferguson

Emmet County (231) 348-1744

Betsy White
Johnathan Scheel

Otsego County (989) 731-7500

Duane Switalski
Julie Powers