Our mission is to prevent disease, assure a healthful environment, prolong life, and promote well being for the citizens of Medina County.
Promote, Protect and Prevent
Local Calls: 330-723-9688
4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina, OH 44256

About Us


On behalf of our dedicated staff and board members, I'd like to welcome you to the Medina County Health Department. You might be surprised by how often your life and safety have been affected by your local health department. From restaurant inspections, to outreach immunizations clinics, to car seat installations, our trained staff members are working to promote a healthy environment, healthy people, and a healthy community. All of our programs and special projects are in response to the needs of Medina County. I encourage you to let us know how we are doing. Please feel free to call or stop by anytime with questions or to see the amazing things happening every day at YOUR Medina County Health Department. 
Krista Wasowski, LSW, MPH
Health Commissioner

Medina County Health Department

Director: David McElhatten
   Vital Records
   Human Resources

Environmental Health
Director: Colin Johnson, RS, MPH
   Inspections & Permits
   Rabies Investigations
   Household Sewage

   Food Inspections and Safety

Health Center 
Director: Loretta Cornell, MSN, RN
   Primary Care
   Dental Care
   Reproductive Health


Community Health
Director: Kristen Hildreth, PhD, MCHES

   Health Information
   Emergency Preparedness
   Medina County Medical Reserve Corps

   Car Seat Safety
   Community & Media Relations

Public Health Nursing
Director: Lisa Strebler, RN, MSN
   Newborn Home Visits
   Children with Medical Hanidcaps (CMH)

   Maternal and Child Health (MCH) - Nutrtion
   School Nursing
   Communicable Disease 

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC)
Program Director: Michele Fusillo, RD, LD
   Nutrition Education
   Breastfeeding Support
   Supplemental Food


Medina County Board of Health
Local Health Districts were created by the Ohio State Legislature and, therefore, are political subdivisions of the State of Ohio.  The Medina County Board of Health is the governing body of the Medina County Combined General Health District.  Its territorial jurisdiction consists of all of Medina County townships, villages, and cities. The Board consists of seven members who are appointed for staggered six-year terms, one appointment changing each year.  All members must reside within the Health District and may not hold elected office.  At least one board member must be a physician, licensed to practice medicine in the State of Ohio. The Board appoints a Health Commissioner, who is Executive Officer and Secretary to the Board.  The Health Commissioner ensures that day-to-day functions of the Health District are carried out and advises the Board on all matters pertaining to public health within the jurisdiction. The Board has quasi-judicial authority and is the policy-making body for the Health District.  It has authority to adopt rules and regulations, which have the status of law.  The Board must meet at least once each month and may hold as many special meetings as it deems necessary.

Medina County Health Department Board of Health:

  • Todd Supeck, President, Township Representative
  • Ronald Ricci, DDS, Township Representative
  • Buck Adams, City of Wadsworth Representative
  • Thomas Jenkins, City of Medina Representative
  • Thomas Lehner, MD, FAAFP, Board of Health Physician
  • Andrea Pallotta, RPh, City of Brunswick Representative
  • Robert Romeyn, Licensing County Representative


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