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  

Stephen Hall-Chair

Business 9/30/2018  

Barbara Schubert

Social Services 9/30/2019  

Lori Dengler-Secretary

Business 9/30/2019  

Francis Curd

Higher Education 9/30/2018  

Thomas Skoloda

Substance Abuse 9/30/2019  

Kirk Zeppi

Mental Health 9/30/2017  

Ray Fusco

Health Care 9/30/2018  

Dominique Kohlenberger 

Health Care 9/30/2017  


Business 9/30/2017  

Ernest (Sandy) Marshall-ViceChair

Business 9/30/2019  


 Consumer 9/30/2017  



James Nguyen 

Practicing Physician 9/30/2019  


2017 Meeting Documents

2016 Meeting Documents

Turning Points Clinic Video

Click Here to Access the Turning Points Clinic Video