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Citizens Healthcare Oversight Committee

The Polk County Board of County Commissioners created the Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Committee to ensure the integrity of the expenditure of the Indigent Health Care Sales Tax funds for the Polk HealthCare Plan, and to provide a forum for resident participation in health care planning.

The Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Committee meets the third Friday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the County Commission boardroom.

Board Members

  • Kelly Andrews, Quality of Life Health Care Professional, September 30, 2021
  • Justin Hengesbach, Business Community, February 5, 2021
  • Steve Bissonnette, Senior Citizens, April 3, 2021
  • Dr. Rekha Issar, Primary Care Physician,October 6, 2020
  • Linda King, School Board Representative, July 31, 2023
  • Damien Moses, Minority Representative, August 21, 2020
  • Vacant, Consumer PHP Enrollee
  • Heather Gordon, Health Care Clinics, August 31, 2022
  • Lance W. Anastasio, Hospital Executive, September 30, 2021
  • Vacant, Health Insurance Industry
  • Dr. Peter Verrill, Practicing Specialist Physician, September 18, 2021
  • Teri Saunders, Children's Interest, September 30, 2021
  • Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Work Force Skilled Labor, September 30, 2021

Qualifications for Board Members / How to Apply

The Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Board annually approves Polk County residents to serve on the committee. Members are appointed to a four-year term. Upon appointment, each member may be requested to serve for a second term of four years. No appointees shall serve more than two consecutive terms (Resolution No. 14-070).

Members of the Citizens' Healthcare Oversight Board should represent the following areas:

  • Health care clinics
  • Business community
  • Work force skilled labor
  • Senior citizens
  • Practicing specialist physicians
  • Children's interests
  • Primary care physicians
  • Quality of life health community
  • Minority representatives
  • School board
  • Consumer PHP enrollees
  • Hospitals
  • Health insurance industry

Meetings and Agendas

The Citizens Health Care Oversight Committee meets the third Friday of each month from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the board room of the County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St., Bartow.

Please note, agendas for the meetings are tentative and subject to change prior to the meeting

DateDocument
March 15, 2019March 2019 COC Agenda
April 19, 2019April 2019 COC Agenda
May 17, 2019May 2019 COC Agenda
June 21, 2019June 2019 COC Agenda
July 19, 2019July 2019 COC Agenda
August 16, 2019August 2019 COC Agenda
September 20, 2019September 2019 COC Agenda
October 18, 2019October 2019 COC Agenda
November 15, 2019November 2019 COC Agenda
December 20, 2019December 2019 COC Agenda
January 17, 2020January 2020 COC Agenda
February 21, 2020 
March 20, 2020 
April 17, 2020 
May 15, 2020 
June 19, 2020 
July 17, 2020 
August 21, 2020 
September 18, 2020 
October 16, 2020 
November 20, 2020 
December 18, 2020