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Ohio Public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB)

Ohio Public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB)


What is OPHAB?

In 2012, the Ohio legislature created an eleven member board Ohio public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB), for the purpose of reviewing and making recommendations to the Director of Health on the following:

  • Developing and adopting proposed rules under Chapters 3701 and 3717 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC);
  • Prescribing proposed fees for services provided by the office of vital statistics and the bureau of environmental health;
  • Any proposed policy changes that pertain to entities serving or seeking to serve as vendors under the Women, Infants Children (WIC) program;
  • Issues to improve public health and increase awareness of public health at the state level, local level, or both; and
  • Any other public health issues that the Director requests the board to consider.

OPHAB Board Members

Ohio Public Health Advisory Board (OPHAB) Members are:

O.R.C. 3701.33

Member Name - Appointing Authority




Sally Morgan, MS, RN, AGPCNP-BC, ACNS-BC - Nurse Director Appointee


Diane Dietz, Asst. Exe. Dir. - Member of public representing entity licensed by ODH or boards of health Director Appointee


Robert Jennings - Member of public NOT representing entity licensed by ODH or boards of health Director Appointee 




Teresa C. Long, MD, MPH (Chair) - Association of Ohio Health Commissioners Appointee 


Adam Howard, MPH, R.S - Director of Preventative Health  - Ohio Public Health Association Appointee


Garrett Guillozet, MPA, RS/REHS, AEMT (Vice Chair) - Ohio Environmental Health Association Appointee 


Joanna Pittenger - Ohio Association of Boards of Health Appointee


Jessica Wingert - Ohio Society of Public Health Education Appointee


Stephanie Gilligan, MPA - Ohio Hospital Association Appointee

Upcoming Meeting Dates - 2022

OPHAB meetings are open to the public. If you would like to attend the meeting please send an email to odhrules@odh.ohio.gov

DATE                              LOCATION              TIME

September 09, 2022 Microsoft Teams Meeting 1:30 pm
October 21, 2022 Microsoft Teams Meeting 1:30 pm
December 9, 2022 Microsoft Teams Meeting 1:30 pm

Meeting Information (Dates/Times/Minutes/Agendas)


To access our OPHAB (Current and Archived) Meeting Agendas and Minutes, please click on the following link:

OPHAB Meeting Agenda and Minutes