Board of Health


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Thursday of every month except July and August

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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  • Edward Linn, MD, Chair
  • Swapna Dave, MPH, MBBS
  •  A Michael Drachler, MD, Emeritus
  • Bruce Gaynes, OD, Pharm D
  • Juliet Haido, BSN, RN
  • Maureen Hanlon, RN
  • Margaret Keeler, MHR, MMS
  • Girija Kalyan Kumar, MD
  • Heidi Nickisch Duggan, MS, MA
  • Rohit Pandya, RPH
  • Jeremy Schwartz, DPM
  • Jan Shiffman
  • Kyungran Shim, MD
  • Romil Sood, DPT, MSM

  • Nancy Topouzian, PhD, RN, Emertius
  • Patricia Urbanus, MSN, CNM
  • Irtaza Usman, PGDMM
  • Ruth Varma, RN
  • Michael O. Vernon, DrPH, CIC
  • Larry Nolan Williams, Jr., DDS, MPH
  • Sibyl Yau, RN, MSN


  • James Johnson, Trustee 
  • Keith Robinson, Trustee
  • Michael Charley, Director, MP, LEHP
  • Susan Reisberg, RNS, MSN, FNP

The Board of Health is made up of 20 members with each member serving two years.


The Board of Health advises the Mayor and Board of Trustees about public health needs and concerns. They recommend specific environmental improvements and provide consultation about current problems. Committees are created as needed to propose actions on important issues. In partnership with community organizations, this Board sponsors blood drives throughout the year.

Environmental Sustainability Plan

The Skokie Environmental Sustainability Plan approved by the Sustainable Environmental Advisory Commission and the Skokie Board of Health, and presented to the Board of Trustees in August 2016.