Board of Health

Mercer County Board Of Health:

The members of the Mercer County Board of Health are appointed by the Mercer County Health District Advisory Council (DAC) during the annual meeting held on the third Monday of March. Each board member must be a Mercer County resident, and at least one must be a licensed physician. Board members serve a five-year term of office.

The Health Commissioner is appointed by the Board of Health and must be a licensed physician, licensed dentist, licensed veterinarian or holder of a Master’s Degree in Public Health or other relevant master’s degree.

The Health Commissioner is the designated secretary of the Board of Health.

Board Of Health Members:

Theodore Bertke
Appointed December of 1988
Represents Southeastern Mercer County

Diane Lefeld
Appointed March of 1992
Represents Central Mercer County

Julie Fleck
Appointed January of 2016
Represents Celina


Lisa Niekamp Urwin
Appointed June of 2020
Represents Southern Mercer County

Roberta Donovan
Appointed June of 2020
Represents Northeastern Mercer County

Angie Stephenson
Appointed March of 2021
Represents Northwestern Mercer County

Board Of Health Meetings:

Monthly Board Of Health Meeting Minutes:

Please contact Mercer County Health District Administrative Division at 419-586-3251 for copies of past meeting minutes.

2024 Board of Health Meeting Dates:

Meeting time: 8:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month unless noted
220 W. Livingston Street, Celina, OH 45822 – B195 Conference Room

January 10, 2024: Adopt 2024 Appropriations

February 14, 2024: Regular BOH Session

March 13, 2024: Board approves projected budget for 2025

March 18, 2024: District Advisory Council (DAC) Annual Meeting @ 7:00pm. The DAC will appoint a Candidate / Incumbent to the MCHD Board of Health.

April 17, 2024: Regular BOH session

May 8, 2024: Regular BOH Session

June 12, 2024:  Approve County School Screening Contracts for Public Health Services

July 10, 2024:  Regular BOH Session

August 14, 2024Regular BOH Session

September 11, 2024: Regular BOH Session

October 9, 2024: Regular BOH Session

November 13, 2024: Regular BOH Session

December 11, 2024: Regular BOH Session

January 8, 2025: Adopt 2025 Appropriations