Executive Board of Health

The Allen County Department of Health is governed by a seven-member Executive Board. Board members are unpaid community volunteers; their backgrounds can vary but at least two must be physicians. The Allen County Board of Commissioners appoints all members of the board, and the board appoints the Health Commissioner and Department Administrator.

Current board members are:

  • William Pond, MD, President (front center)
  • Patricia Hays, RN Vice-President (front left)
  • James Cameron, MD (top second from right)
  • Thomas Dykstra, MD (front right)
  • Mary Hess, RN (top second from left)
  • Debra Lambert (top right)
  • Ted Sobol (top left)
  • Laura Maser, Board attorney (not pictured)

2020 Meetings

The board meets in the Council Chambers Courtroom, Room 035, on the Garden level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., unless otherwise noted. Meetings start at 5:45 p.m. The schedule of meeting dates for 2020 is as follows:

  • January 27 Click here for agenda
  • March 12* Click here for agenda  *added meeting for COVID-19 discussion
  • March 16* Click here for agenda  *added meeting for COVID-19 recommendations
    • Plans are in place to keep the crowd spaced out and under the 50 person threshold for everyone’s health and safety. Access Fort Wayne will air it LIVE on Comcast 58 and Frontier 28. WANE-TV plans on streaming it live as well. And you can also view it at facebook.com/allencounty from the comfort of wherever you are social distancing. If you can, please watch it elsewhere. If you are attending, we will implement a strict 6-foot rule between people and will stream live video in the Omni room on the same floor for any crowd overflow.
  • April 20
  • July 20
  • October 19

2019 Meetings

2018 Meetings

Agenda will be posted at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

2017 Meetings

2016 Meetings

2015 Meetings

2014 Meetings

2013 Meetings

2012 Meetings