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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

County Board

DuPage County Board of Health


DuPage County Board of Health Website


Name: Karen Ayala
Title: Executive Director
Address: 111 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Phone: 630-682-7400 x7660


111 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


The Board of Health ensures that all state laws and county ordinances regarding the preservation of health are upheld through observation and enforcement. To this end, the Board of Health authorizes and executes any necessary health inspections and investigations in DuPage County. The Board of Health also promulgates rules and regulations that set forth minimum standards for programs and performance. It is also responsible for making health information readily available to the citizens of DuPage County. The DuPage County Board of Health strives to promote physical and emotional health; prevent illness, injury, and disability; and protect the citizens of DuPage County from environmental risk factors.

Meeting Schedule

Second Thursday of each month at 6:15 pm at the Health Department Building.  View agendas and minutes.


3 years - County Board members serve 1 year terms

Appointed By

County Chairman with the advice and consent of the County Board.


President receives $400 per month and trustees receive $200 per month


At least 2 members must be physicians licensed to practice medicine in Illinois and all its branches. At least 1 member must be a dentist licensed in Illinois. Two members must be members of the County Board. At least one member must have experience in the field of mental health.


11 members


President Sam Tornatore (County Board Member)


55 ILCS 5/5-25012


NameFirst Date of Appt.Current Term ExpiresPosition
Robert Spadoni07/08/201406/30/2023Member (Secretary)
VACANT N/A 01/15/2022Member
Lawrence Schouten, MD06/26/201206/30/2023Member
Melinda Finch07/01/201206/30/2024Member
Lanny Wilson, MD09/25/200106/30/2022Member (Vice-President)
Douglas Chang, DDS09/14/200906/30/2024Member
Janice Guider09/22/202006/30/2023Member
Sam Tornatore11/24/201506/30/2022(County Board Member) President
Paula Deacon Garcia03/09/202106/30/2022Member (County Board)
Dr. Uzma Mohsin Muneer01/15/201901/15/2025Member
Nadeem Hussain MD10/27/201506/30/2024Member

Additional Information

NOTE: Persons listed as serving on an expired term continue in their service unless and until they are either reappointed or replaced unless otherwise indicated. A position listed as “VACANT” is not currently occupied.

Financial Information



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