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Governor's Public Health Commission

On August 18, 2021, Governor Eric J. Holcomb established by executive order the Governor's Public Health Review Commission to study Indiana's public health system.  The Governor’s Public Health Commission will be co-chaired by former state Sen. Luke Kenley, who has spent decades managing complex issues and budgets for the state, and Dr. Judy Monroe, who served as Indiana’s state health commissioner from 2005 to 2010. State Health Commissioner Kris Box is appointed the Commission’s secretary.  Congresswoman Susan Brooks, who formerly represented the Fifth Congressional District, serves as a non-voting citizen advisor and brings a wealth of federal experience in preparedness, public health workforce, and more.

Commission Members

Judith A. Monroe, MD, FAAFP, former State Health Commissioner

Luke Kenley, JD, former State Senator

Kristina M. Box, MD, FACOG, current State Health Commissioner

Susan Brooks, JD
Non-voting Citizen Advisor

Virginia Caine, MD
Director and Chief Medical Officer, Marion County Public Health Department

David J. Welsh, MD, MBA
Ripley County Local Health Officer

Mindy Waldron, REHS
Allen County Public Health Administrator

Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, FACHE
Founding Dean, Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health

Hannah L. Maxey, PhD, MPH, RDH
Associate Professor and Director of Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy

Brian C. Tabor
President of Indiana Hospital Association

Carl Ellison
President and Chief Executive Officer of Indiana Minority Health Coalition

Cara Veale, DHS, OTR, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer at Indiana Rural Health Association

Kim Irwin, MPH
Administrator of Indiana Public Health Association

Mark Bardsley
Grant County Commissioner

Bob Courtney, CPA
City of Madison Mayor

Dennis Dawes, MHA
Hendricks County Commissioner

Public Comment

The Governor's Public Health Commission will actively seek input from the public.  Public comment can be submitted electronically through our online form.

In early 2022, we intend to conduct several listening tours across the state to hear from communities on ways we can promote, protect, and improve the health and safety of all Hoosiers.


The Commission meets the third Thursday of the month.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern at the Indiana State Library, History Reference Room (315 W. Ohio St., Room 212, Indianapolis, IN).

Meetings will be live streamed at the Department's YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/c/IndianaDepartmentofHealth

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.  This meeting will focus on public health funding and finance issues.  The meeting will be held at the Indiana State Library in the History Reference Room in Indianapolis.

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.

Items will be added closer to the meeting time.