Board of Health

The Board of Health is comprised of eight volunteer members of the community, as appointed by the Chairman of the Grundy County Board with the approval of the full County Board.  The Members each serve a three-year term, with the County Board liaison being appointed for a term of one year, and can be reappointed for an unlimited number of terms.  The Board must be composed of one dentist, licensed in the State of Illinois: two physicians, licensed in the State of Illinois to practice medicine in all its branches: one County Board Member: and four citizens. One member should have experience in the field of Mental Health if possible.

The Board is responsible for the organization of the Health Department according to all applicable standards established by pertinent government agencies.  The Board establishes and approves policies within which the department administration and personnel function. At a minimum, Board members must ensure for the provision of (4) basic health protection programs, including Food Sanitation, Potable Water Supplies, Private Sewage Disposal and control of Communicable Disease. Members also recommend other health programs as related to a community needs assessment. This plan is referred to as the Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs or IPLAN.

The Administrator of the Health Department is appointed by and is accountable to the Board of Health. An annual report is required to inform the public and grantors of agency expenditures and activities.

Each division is supervised by a Director who reports to the Administrator regarding the performance, plans and needs of the division. 

More details about the Board of Health powers and duties may be found at 55 ILCS 5/5-25013.
Department Name First Name Last Name Profession Email Phone
Board of Health Joan Harrop, J.D. President
Board of Health Dana Howd, M.D. Vice President
Board of Health Ann Marie Marie Struck, D.D.S Secretary
Board of Health Leticia Setrini Best, M.D.
Board of Health Eric Rasmusson Grundy County Board
Board of Health Dick Joyce
Board of Health Kathy Ulivi, FNP-BC
Board of Health Dean Marketti