Michael Whiting, Commissioner Representative
Gwen Lachelt, Commissioner Representative
La Plata County
Bob Ledger, Board of Health Chairperson
Brad Cochennet, Board of Health Member
Karin Daniels, Board of Health Member
Shere Byrd, Board of Health Member
Terryl Peterson, Board of Health Member
Board of Health
As designated by the Board of County Commissioners of Archuleta County and La Plata County, SJBPH is a district public health agency and is governed by the San Juan Basin Public Health Board of Health. SJBPH serves the districts of La Plata County, Colorado and Archuleta County, Colorado. The Board follows the State Board’s public health rules and laws and helps make decisions regarding community needs and resources.
They also make decisions regarding taking an official position politically, approving the organization’s annual budget, and approving and amending the organization’s policies. The Board approves or denies programs and contracts and is responsible for the selection of a public health director and a medical officer.
The Board consists of one county commissioner from each of the district’s counties as well as at least three other members from the community. The SJBPH Board consists of seven members in total. Meetings are typically held the last Thursday of every month. The agendas are posted a week before the Board meeting at the La Plata County and Archuleta County offices.