Board of Health

Board of Health

Board Member Application

The Delaware General Health District Board of Health is the governing body for the District’s health department. Responsibilities include establishing Public Health programs, appointing employment of staff, financial management and rule-making authority.

Board of Health members are appointed by elected officials who serve on the District Advisory Council or by the city they represent.

As a combined health district, the number of board members is determined by  contracts between the city health districts and the general health district (the area of the county exclusive of cities). 

In our health district the contracts call for two members to be appointed by the City of Delaware, one member to be appointed by the City of Powell, and five members to be appointed by the District Advisory Council from the remainder of the health district. 

A ninth seat is filled by appointment of the District Licensing Council.  The District Licensing Council is a group of four individuals who represent the business activities which are licensed by the Health Department.  These four persons are selected by the District Advisory Council to serve prescribed terms.

Among the board members, one position must be filled by a physician.  The state law also requires geographical representation from the area served.

The provisions for appointments to boards of health are addressed in  ORC 3709.

Walter Ronald Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT
Board President
Liberty Township
Term Expires 2017

Dr. Threlfall is Professor Emeritus from The Ohio State University, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. He currently serves as Vice President of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He also is the representative for Boards of Health on the Ohio Association of Boards of Health.

Dr. Threlfall has served on the Board of Health since 1991 and has served as Board President for several years.

Patrick E. Blayney, P.E., FACE
Vice President, Board of Health
Genoa Township
Term Expires 2015

Mr. Blayney previously served as Chief Deputy Engineer for Delaware County for 5 years, after he retired from R. D. Zande & Assoc. Inc.,where he was Corporate Secretary and member of the Board of Directors.He formerly served as a Genoa Township Trustee for 20 years. He currently represents the Health District on the MORPC Community Advisory Committee.

Suzette Hall, RN
Thompson Township
Term Expires 2016

Ms. Hall has experience with Molina Healthcare and Grady Hospital. She is an ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) and BLS ( Basic Life Support) instructor. Suzette has served on the board since 1998.

Rebecca Kidd, BS, MBA
Brown Township
Term Expires 2019

Ms. Kidd is associated with Cardinal Health. She has served on the Board of Health since 2011.

Jill Love, RN, BSN, MS
City of Powell
Term Expires 2016

Ms. Love is the Vice President for Cardiac and Vascular Service Line at Mount Carmel Health Systems in Columbus. Ms. Love has served on the Board of Health since 2006.

Dolores Smith, BA
City of Delaware
Term Expires 2015

Ms. Smith has experience in the Peace Cops as a trained volunteer in health and nutrition. She is bi-lingual with Spanish as her second language. Her previous employment includes PIN, Delaware City Schools, Department of Job and Family Services, the Delaware County District Library and she is now an active volunteer for many community service organizations. She has served on the Board of Health since 2007.

Mark Hickman, MD
City of Delaware
Term Expires 2016

Dr. Hickman is a family practitioner in Delaware and has  assumed the elected duties of Delaware County Coroner since 2005. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health.

Vasili Konstantinidis
DLC Representative
Term Expires 2015

Vasili Konstantinidis is a 16 year resident of Delaware county. Born and raised in Karpathos Greece, he came to the United States in 1975. HIs love of the restaurant business began shortly after arriving and he is currently the owner and operator of Buns Restaurant. Vasili is dedicated to his church, The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral as their head Chanter. He, his wife Maria, son Michael and daughter Anna live in Lewis Center.