Board of Health

The North Shore Board of Health, with representatives from each of the seven communities, helps direct the Health Department's activities. In addition, a medical advisor serves on the Board of Health. 

North Shore Board of Health Overview

Board of Health Members

Marisa Awodey Roberts  - Bayside

Charonda Farrington, RN - Brown Deer

Dr. Chelsea Holtz, DO - Fox Point

Edward Conlin, PharmD, MBA - Glendale

Dr. Christopher Okunseri, BDS., MSc., MLS. - River Hills

Kristine Peterka, BSN, DNP - Shorewood

Christopher Simenz, PhD - Whitefish Bay

Gary Lewis, MD - Medical Advisor


Meeting minutes are posted after they are approved at the next meeting.

2023 Scheduled BOH Meetings

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 6:00 PM - Update: Location Change - The meeting will be held virtually due to the weather.
  • Thursday, May 18th, 6:00 PM
    • ​Location: Conference Room in Brown Deer Public Works Municipal Complex. 8950 N Arbon Dr, Brown Deer, WI 53223
    • Agenda
    • Minutes will be approved at the August meeting and then posted.
  • Thursday, August 17th, 6:00 PM, location TBD
  • Thursday, November 16th, 6:00 PM, location TBD 


2022 BOH Meetings

  • February 17th, 7:00 PM
  • March 3rd
  • May 19th, 7:00 PM 
  • August 18th, 6:00 PM
  • November 17th, 6:00 PM - at Brown Deer Public Works Municipal Complex. 8950 N Arbon Dr
    • Agenda
    • Minutes will be published after approval at the next meeting on Feb 16, 2023

2021 Meeting Minutes/Agendas

2020 Meeting Minutes/Agendas

2019 Meeting Minutes/Agendas

2018 Meeting Minutes/Agendas


Support for NSHD to provide outreach and education on the potential exposures to lead in the seven communities in the North Shore and investigate cases of elevated blood lead levels.- BOH Approved - 5/17/2018

Support for prohibiting the use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices in enclosed places where cigarette smoking is prohibited by Wisconsin State Law. - BOH Approved - 8/15/2019