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Iowa State Board of Health

The Iowa State Board of Health is the policy-making body for the Iowa Department of Public Health. It has the powers and duties to adopt, promulgate, amend and repeal rules and regulations, and advises or makes recommendations to the governor, General Assembly, and the director of Public Health, on public health, hygiene, and sanitation. Under the leadership of the director, the Iowa Department of Public Health exercises general supervision of the state's public health; promotes public hygiene and sanitation; and, unless otherwise provided, enforces laws on public health. The department's programs are conducted through five major divisions and the executive staff director.

Board of Health Members
Name City Term Exp.
Michael Wolnerman, RPh, CCIM, Chairperson Des Moines 2016
Ron Abrons, MD Coralville 2016
Maggie Tinsman Bettendorf 2016
Karen Woltman Swisher 2014
Kenneth Wayne, MD Ottumwa 2014
Tonya Gray, MD Mason City 2014
Ted George, DO Rockwell City 2015
Jay Hansen Mason City 2015
Diane Thomas Manchester 2015
Cheryl Straub-Morarend Coralville 2015
Norman Pawlewski Des Moines 2016

Board of Health Agenda and Minutes

For questions related to administrative matters to the Board of Health, please contact Director's Office at (515) 281-8474.


Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling Treatment Program Committee

In accordance with the revisions made to Chapter 136 by 2010's House File 2183, the Iowa State Board of Health appointed a Substance Abuse and Problem Gambling Treatment Program Committee with the purpose "to approve or deny applications for licensure received from substance abuse programs pursuant to Chapter 125 and gambling treatment programs pursuant to Chapter 135 and to perform any other function authorized by Chapter 125 or 135 and delegated to the committee."

Committee Members
Name City Term Exp.
Jay Hansen, Chairperson Mason City 2015
Michael Wolnerman, RPh, CCIM Des Moines 2016
Diane Thomas Manchester 2015

Committee Agenda and Minutes

For questions related to administrative matters to the Substance Abuse and Problem Grambling Treatment Program Committee, please contact Robyn Fisher at (515) 242-6161.