Public Health and Human Service Advisory Committee

The mission of the St. Louis County Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee is to advance a County where all are safe and healthy. The Committee makes recommendations to the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners and to the Department relative to the public health and social service needs of the county communities and residents. An annual report of Committee activities is given to the County Board of Commissioners at the end of each calendar year.

Strategic Priorities
  • Promote inclusive community engagement and collaboration
  • Identify, understand and address community health, social and safety issues
  • Influence policy makers for health, social services and well-being
  • Champion health equity

View the full strategic plan here


The Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee has 16 members. Two committee members are County Commissioners. The remaining 14 members are St. Louis County citizens and are appointed by the Board of Commissioners.


The Commissioners serving are Mike Jugovich and Ashley Grimm.

The currently serving citizens are: Kaitlin Erpestad, Pam Kramar, Tracy Goulet, Rose St. John, Alyssa Hopke, Sally Koski, Brittany Nieters, Gina Marsalla, Shannon Jorgenson, Loretta Bickford, Timothy Nybo, Janet Purcell-Putikka, Mike Lindgren, Nathaniel Coward, Janet Kennedy, and Heather Kainz. Tribal member: Nathan Sandman and Terry Defoe. Staff members: Linnea Mirsch and Amy Westbrook.



You can review the Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee bylaws here.



Public Health and Human Services Advisory Committee
Phone: 218-733-2910

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