Health Board



  • 5 p.m.
  • 3rd Monday of each month
  • The Health Board Meeting Room
    2nd floor of the Community Health Building
    200 Maine Street Lawrence, KS 66044

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


ATTN: The Health Board will be meeting in conference rooms A and B at the Community Health Building at the following times to conduct third round Director interviews. These meetings will be public but the Health Board will immediately convene an executive session, meaning that the actual interview portion will be conducted in private. All are welcome to join, but there will be no other agenda items.

  • Monday, June 5th at 9am
  • Monday, June 5th at 11am
  • Tuesday, June 6th at 1pm

If you would like to attend these meetings, or have questions, please reach out to


  • Erika Dvorske, Chair 
  • Erica Hill, Vice Chair 
  • Michael Williams, Treasurer

Bylaws: View Bylaws of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Board

Health Board Members

Name Appointed By
Date of Term
Erica Hill
City 2023 - 2026 2nd
Michael Williams
County 2021 - 2024 2nd
Dr. Graig Nickel KU Chancellor
2022 - 2025 1st
Shanda Hurla
County 2022 - 2025 2nd
Kevin Coronado
2023 - 2026 1st
Erika Dvorske City/County 2021-2024
Verdell Taylor Jr.
City 2021 - 2024
Dr. John Nalbandian
City  2022-2025


The Lawrence Douglas-County Health Board was established in 1951. The board meets at 5 p.m. the third Monday of each month at the Community Health Facility, 200 Maine St., in Lawrence. Members serve 3-year terms, with no member serving more than 2 consecutive full terms. Members of the board are appointed by the Douglas County Commission, by the Lawrence City Commission and 1 by joint action of the 2 governing bodies. 1 ex officio member from the University of Kansas is selected by the KU Chancellor.

The board’s duties include:

  • Establishing and formulating policies for the operation of the Health Department
  • Hiring and evaluating the Director
  • Reviewing the annual budget
  • Reviewing Health Department programs and activities

Health Equity Advisory Board (HEAB)

Jennifer Navarro
Laura Canelos
Nafiza Akbar
Sierra Two Bulls
Kay Emerson
Jose Eduardo Romero
Roberto Gonzalez