Health Care Advisory Board


The purpose of the Health Care Advisory Board is to evaluate, monitor and discuss the health care system in Manatee County, then make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners;  review evidence based practices and programs determining how they can be applied to the County and perform other tasks as requested by the Board of County Commissioners.


Membership Requirements

The Board of County Commissioners appoints 13 individuals for three-year terms representing the following areas:


  • Health Care
  • Mental Health Care
  • Substance Abuse Care
  • Social Services
  • Higher Education
  • Consumer(s) of Health Care
  • Business Representative Knowledgeable About Health Care
  • Practicing Physician

Those wishing to apply are required to be a resident of Manatee County and may not be:


  • an employee of any organization funded by Manatee County Government, or
  • a contractor for any organization funded by Manatee County Government, or
  • a Board of Directors member of any agency or company that receives funding from Manatee County Government.   



Applicants for the Health Care Advisory Board must complete the application, including the supplemental questions on page five, and provide a current and comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae. All documents must be completed and submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application form is available for downloading on the upper right side of this web page.


For questions or additional information contact:  Joshua Barnett, Health Care Services Manager, at 941-749-3030.



Current Members


  Name Category Term Expires  

Bryan Boudreaux

Business 9/30/2018  

Barbara Schubert

Social Services 9/30/2019  

Lori Dengler-Secretary

Business 9/30/2019  

Francis Curd- Chair

Higher Education 9/30/2018  

Thomas Skoloda

Substance Abuse 9/30/2019  

Kirk Zeppi

Mental Health 9/30/2020  

Ray Fusco

Health Care 9/30/2018  
  Arthur J. Cohen Health Care 9/30/2020  

Daniel J. Austin

Business 9/30/2020  

Ernest (Sandy) Marshall-ViceChair

Business 9/30/2019  

JoOni J. Abnar

 Consumer 9/30/2020  

Bonnie H. Ramseur

Consumer 9/30/2020  

James Nguyen 

Practicing Physician 9/30/2019  

2018 Meeting Dates


January 24, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 23, 2018- Rescheduled June 6, 2018

June 27, 2018

No July/August Meeting

September 26, 2018

October 24, 2018

November 14, 2018

December 12 or 19, 2018- TBD


2018 Meeting Documents



2017 Meeting Documents

2016 Meeting Documents

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