Adams County Board of Health

Adams County Board of Health Meetings

The Board of Health regular meeting schedule is to meet on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

2022 Meeting Dates

Adams County Board of Health Meeting
Monday, Aug. 22, 2022
4:30 p.m.
Agenda Adams County Government Center
Brantner Gulch B Room
4430 S. Adams County Pkwy., Brighton
Adams County Board of Health Special Meeting
Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2022
3 p.m.
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Adams County Board of Health Meeting
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
5:30 p.m.
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Adams County Board of Health Special Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 12
2 p.m.

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This will be a remote meeting only, no in person option.

Adams County Board of Health Meeting
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022
5:30 p.m.

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Comments for Public Hearing Agenda items may be submitted via email to [email protected].

Adams County Board of Health Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
5:30 p.m.
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Adams County Board of Health Meeting
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022
5:30 p.m.
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Adams County Board of Health Members

Jeremiah Lindemann


Jeremiah has been a resident of Adams County for over 18 years. He has been a strong advocate for awareness and bringing change for the opioid epidemic after losing his little brother. He is employed by Esri where he is a product engineer and manages several public safety and health related solutions. He speaks with counties across the country every day about emergency management and health solutions such as homelessness, community health assessments, and more.


Sheela Mahnke


Sheela Mahnke is a general pediatrician at a non-profit clinic, Every Child Pediatrics, in Thornton. She also has a passion for environmental health issues, particularly climate change, clean air, and environmental justice. She has lived and worked in Adams County for close to 20 years and currently lives in Westminster with her husband and two teenage boys. 

Dee Gilliam

DEE GILLIAM, Vice President

Dr. Dee Dee Gilliam is a Public Health Nurse with over 30 years’ experience in public health administration, emergency preparedness/disaster response, program planning, and management. She started her career with an Associates in Applied Science – Nursing from Front Range Community College, and currently holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Advanced Healthcare Leadership from Regis University. She has served as a staff nurse on an infectious disease unit, a nurse manager in Adult and Family Medicine and Pediatric ambulatory care, Director of Nursing and Field Health for the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, Director of Public Health Nursing for an agricultural county in Northern California, and the inaugural Director of Student Health and Wellness for the second largest community college district in California, with four colleges and 65,000 students, during the early COVID-2 pandemic. She served 15 years a nurse in the US Army Reserve, and has been trained in FEMA incident command and management systems. Dee Dee loves to build new programs, whether in planning a Diabetes Walk to emphasize the importance of exercise and how to eat healthy on commodity foods for a Native community, building college health and wellness programs, or leading pandemic response for H1N1 or SARS-CoV2. 


Brett Keiling


Brett Keiling is a Colorado native and registered nurse who has cared for Adams County community members for the last ten years. He specializes in emergency management, clinical data analytics, and quality outcomes at HealthONE North Suburban. He has partnered with Tri-County Health Department and North Central Region Healthcare Coalition for emergency preparedness and response activities. Mr. Keiling is passionate about the entire spectrum of community health and its interconnectedness with all aspects of society, including education and financial resiliency. Mr. Keiling aims to help shape the foundation of the Board of Health and Department of Health to ensure that it equitably serves all Adams County community members.



Lisa Winkler is a resident of Thornton, where she lives with her husband and two children. She is a Family Physician and has provided primary care through Clinica Family Health in Westminster, Thornton, and Federal Heights for the last 10 years.  Her professional areas of focus include health equity, preventative medical care, and chronic disease management. In her free time, she enjoys many outdoor activities and creative art projects with her family. 





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The Adams County Board of Health (BOH) will hold its first meeting in late August to begin planning for the new Adams County Health Department. Next steps for the BOH include hiring an executive director, appointing officers, and creating bylaws, among other tasks necessary to stand up a fully operational health department on Jan. 1, 2023. 

Board of Health Basics:  

  • State law requires the (Board of County Commissioners) BoCC to appoint BOH members for the county.   
  • The BOH will be the governing body of the department and is the entity under which the entire agency will be formed and operate.  
  • Many BOH responsibilities are set by state law and include:   
    • Developing and promoting public policies to support a healthy community  
    • Approving the local public health plan completed by the agency  
    • Selecting, supervising, and advising the agency’s executive director and medical officer  
    • Issuing orders and adopting rules necessary to carry out public health duties  
    • Fee setting  
  • Once formed, the BOH will decide how they will operate the board through the creation of board bylaws, the appointment of board officers, and the creation of policies and procedures for board and agency operations.    
  • Boards of health can play many different roles based on the needs of the agency and the communities they serve. Adams County’s BOH will be informed by local assessments and plans, national guidance, and agency staff as it considers how best to support public health.