County Public Health and Home Care
County Public Health Advisory Board
Richard Vander Mey, Chairman
Sheryl Goos, Vice-Chairman
Heidi Ernst, Member
Dr. Lureta Kahler, Member
Bruce McEltree, Member
Dr. Polly Hineman, Member
Pam Kacer, Member
Tama County Advisory Board to the Board of Health was formed and convened for
the first time in 1967.
Advisory Board members meet four times a year
to advise the Board of Health on professional issues, participate in the evaluation
of Agency programs, assist the Agency in maintaining liaison with other health-care
providers, assist with public relations for the Public Health Nursing Program
within the community and advise the Board of Health regarding Public Health nursing
This Board, essentially, acts as the 'work horse' for the
Board of Health, providing recommendations regarding the scope of services, admissions
and discharges, medical supervision, plan of care, emergency care, clinical records,
personnel qualifications, program evaluation and finance.
Current members of the Advisory Board include Richard Vander Mey, Attorney, Chairman, serving since 1996; Sheryl Goos RN BSN, serving since 1987, Dr. Lureta Kahler, Chiropractor, serving since 2005; Bruce McEltree serving since 2007; Pam Kacer, serving since 2007; Heidi Ernst, PT, serving since 2013 and Dr. Polly Hineman, serving since 2015.