Protect Health, Prevent Illness, and Promote Wellness

The State of Illinois guidelines for Board of Health members require eleven members who reside in the county. The board must consist of two doctors, a dentist, a county board member and seven other members of the community who are interested in the community. The members of the board are appointed by the County Board.

The members of the Jefferson County Health Department's Board of Health are:

Linda Upchurch, Ph.D. | Chairman
Kathy Wood | Vice Chairman
Shirley Yeargin, RN | Secrertary-Treasurer
Richard Garretson, M.D. | JCHD Medical Advisor
Duane Davis, DMD
Lori Given
Wayne Hicks | County Board Representative
David Kelley, M.D.
Wesley Kendrick
Greg Sims, MBA
Scott Taaka

Jefferson County Health Department's Administrator:
Mark Stevens, B.S., M.P.A., Administrator


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