Our Mission

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department is committed to being the leader in public health by promoting and protecting the health of all people where they live, learn, work, and play.

Our Vision

A Healthier Lucas County for Everyone.

Our Core Values

Health Promotion: We actively promote the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors that enable our community to reach its healthiest state.

People Focused: Our primary focus is to provide the best public health for those who rely on our leadership and guidance to live happier, healthier lives.

Collaboration: We foster partnerships with key community stakeholders to enhance the delivery and effectiveness of public health information and practices.

Communication: We encourage open and clear communication within our agency and to the community in a timely, culturally appropriate, and respectful manner.

Empowerment: We empower our citizens to make healthier choices through education and a shared responsibility for the health of the public.

Disease Prevention: We actively screen, evaluate, and educate our clients through evidence-based prevention strategies to minimize the threat of disease in our community.


Karim Baroudi, MPH, REHS
Health Commissioner

Shannon M. Jones, MBA, MPH
Deputy Health Commissioner

Dr. Megan Lutz, MD
Medical Director

David Welch, REHS
Chief of Staff

Brandon Palinski, MPH
Director of Innovation, Quality & Informatics

Jennifer Gottschalk, MPH, REHS
Director of Environmental Health

Angie Bauman, MSN, RN
Director of Nursing & Clinical Services

Tina Stokes
Director of Finance

Wendy Davis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director of Human Resources

Scott Francis
Director of IT & Operations

Heather Burnette
Health Communication Specialist / PIO



635 N. Erie St.
Toledo, OH 43604