Health Center Board of Directors


The Health Center Board of Directors (HCB)  has the following authorities and responsibilities:

  • Adherence to County fiscal and labor policies, and County ordinances;
  • Participation in the selection, annual review an continued leadership of the Executive Director of PHD FQHCs.
  • Adoption of a quality of care audit procedure, identification and consultation about the services to be delivered and the hours of clinic operation;
  • Review and approval of FQHC financial priorities and approval of the clinic budget within appropriations made available by the Board of Supervisors;
  • Adoption of policies necessary and proper for the efficient and effective operation of the FQHC clinics;
  • Periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of the FQHC clinics in making services accessible to County residents; and
  • Development and implementation of a procedure for hearing and resolving patient grievances.

All meetings of the HCB, are called, publicly noticed, held, and conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Ralph M. Brown Act (commencing with Section 5490 of the California Government Code).

According to federal regulations, HCB members are comprised of both clinic users (consumers) and community members.  Potential members must complete an application which demonstrates that they meet the qualifications outlined in federal guidelines. 

Community members must possess training, skills, and expertise in the provision of outpatient medical services to the underserved.  Specific areas of expertise may include: business, health administration, finance, community affairs, education, housing and shelter services, insurance, marketing, public relations, and other health and social service organizations and providers.

Consumers must comprise at least 51% of the HCB and be representative of the clinic user population of the County's FQHCs in terms of ethnicity, location of residence, race, gender, age and economic status. The consumer representation will provide feedback on service improvements to meet consumer needs.  The consumer presence provides a unique perspective which is often missing in large health care delivery systems. No more than 50% of the consumers may derive more than 10% of their annual income from the health care industry.

The Health Center Board members are as follows:

Skip Szymanski (Chair)

Emily Casarez (Co-Chair)

Filipo Chapelle

Wm. Darrel Gardner

Celia Lee

Sylvia Bernard

Arianna Castellanos

Stephen Ferrara

Lee Herrington 

Richard Osbourne

Jason Pryztowsky

Cynthia Guerrero

Lauren Geeb

Dana Gamble
(Executive Director, Health Centers – Non-Voting member)

Health Center Board Agendas and Minutes
(All files are PDF format. Packets are large files and may take time to load.)

Date/Time  Location  Agenda Approved Minutes  Board Materials
 July 28, 2021 Virtual Meeting      
June 23, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting   Agenda     June 2021 Packet
May 26, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting Agenda   May 2021 Packet 
April 28, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting   Agenda Minutes    April 2021 Packet
March 24, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting   Agenda Minutes    March 2021 Packet
February 24, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting In Packet Minutes    Feb 2021 Packet
January 27, 2021 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm  Virtual Meeting In Packet Minutes    Jan 2021 Packet
December 15, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting  Agenda  Minutes  Dec 2020 Packet 
November 18, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting  Agenda  Minutes Nov 2020 Packet 
October 28, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes    Oct 2020 Packet
September 23, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting  Agenda Minutes  Sept 2020 Packet 
August 26, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting  Agenda Minutes    August 2020 Packet
July 22, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes    July 2020 Packet
June 24, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm  Virtual Meeting
Agenda Minutes   June 2020 Packet
May 27, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes   May 2020 Packet
April 22, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:00pm Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes   Apr 2020 Packets- 1 & 2
March 31, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:00pm Virtual Meeting Agenda Minutes    Mar 2020 Packet
February 26, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Public Health Administration- Santa Barbara Agenda Minutes  Feb 2020 Packet
January 22, 2020 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Lompoc Health Care Center- Conference Room   Agenda Minutes Jan 2020 Packet
December 18, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102   Agenda  Minutes    Dec 2019 Packet
November 20, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm Lompoc Health Care Center- Conference Room Agenda  Minutes    Nov 2019 Packet
October 23, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102  Agenda  Minutes    Oct 2019 Packet
September 25, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102  Agenda  Minutes    Sep 2019 Packet
August 28, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm  SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102  Agenda Minutes  Aug 2019 Packet
July 24, 2019 / 12:00pm - 1:15pm SB Public Health Department - Conference Room C101/102 Agenda Minutes   Jul 2019 Packet