Board of Health

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The Board advises the director and requests from the director information it deems necessary. The Board makes rules and regulations, consistent with the rules and regulations of the Department of Public Health for the protection and preservation of public health. 


The Board of Health meets on the 4th Monday of January, April, July and October, at 3:00pm.  (The Board of Health Finance Committee meets at 2:30pm on the same days.)

Board of Supervisors' Conference Room
301 W Jefferson Street
10th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003

View Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Current Members

Representation Member Current Term
District 1 Don Cassano, Finance 05/09/2018 - 12/31/2021
District 2 Robin Schaeffer 01/01/2021 - 12/31/2024
District 3 Robert D. MacMillan, President 04/07/2021 - 12/31/2023
District 4 Kristen Acton
02/10/2021 - 12/31/2023
District 5 Vacant  
At-Large Paula Banahan 04/07/2021 - 12/31/2023
At-Large Scott K. Celley, Finance, Vice-President 04/07/2021 - 12/31/2023
At-Large Vacant  
At-Large Dr. Debra Baldauff 04/07/2021 - 12/31/2024
Physician Representative Dr. Paul E. Stander 04/07/2021 - 12/31/2024
Maricopa County Board of Supervisors Bill Gates, District 3 01/13/2021 - 12/31/2021
Director of Public Health Marcy Flanagan, Ex-Officio  
  1. Member Qualifications
  2. Duties & Powers
  3. Formation Authority

Member Qualifications

A.R.S. § 36-183
  1. In a county having five Supervisorial districts, the Board of Supervisors shall appoint a board of eleven members consisting of a member of the Board of Supervisors, a physician licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13, or 17 and 5 citizen members selected for their interest in public health, each citizen member to be a resident of a different supervisorial district so that all 5 supervisorial districts in the county have representatives on the board. In addition, 4 citizen members shall be appointed from the county at large. The term of office of the physician member and each member appointed pursuant to this subsection shall be 4 years.
  2. Appointment to fill a vacancy in the membership of a board caused other than by expiration of term shall be for the unexpired portion of the term.
  3. The director of a county or city-county health department shall serve, without vote, as an ex officio member of the board.
  4. Citizen members appointed pursuant to this section shall not be county health department employees.

For additional member qualification information, see Bylaws, Article IV.

  1. Max Porter

    Deputy Director, Dept. of Public Health
    Phone: 602-506-6900

  2. Rebecca Sunenshine

    Disease Control Div Medical Director
    Phone: 602-506-6900

  3. Public Health

    Phone: 602-506-6900
    Fax: 602-506-6885

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