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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 quarter (March, June, September & December) from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in various offsite locations around the county.

Board Members

  • Kelly Andrews, Quality of Life Health Care Professional, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Cory Skeates, Business Community, Feb. 5, 2025
  • Steve Bissonnette, Senior Citizens, April 3, 2025
  • Dr. Daniel Haight, FACP, Primary Care Physician, April 5, 2025
  • Linda King, School Board Representative, July 31, 2023
  • Pauline Simmonds-Brown, Minority Representative, Sept. 14, 2024
  • Vacant, Consumer PHP Enrollee
  • Heather Gordon, Health Care Clinics, Aug. 31, 2022
  • Lance W. Anastasio, Hospital Executive, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Michell Githens, Health Insurance Industry, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Dr. Peter Verrill, Practicing Specialist Physician, Sept. 18, 2021
  • Teri Saunders, Children's Interest, Sept. 30, 2021
  • Stacy Campbell-Domineck, Work Force Skilled Labor, Sept. 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 quarter (March, June, September & December) 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
May 17, 2019May 2019 COC Agenda
June 21, 2019June 2019 COC Agenda
July 19, 2019July 2019 COC Agenda
Aug. 16, 2019August 2019 COC Agenda
Sept. 20, 2019September 2019 COC Agenda
Oct. 18, 2019October 2019 COC Agenda
Nov. 15, 2019November 2019 COC Agenda
Dec. 20, 2019December 2019 COC Agenda
Jan. 17, 2020January 2020 COC Agenda
Feb. 21, 2020February 2020 COC Agenda
March 20, 2020March 2020 COC Agenda
April 17, 2020April 2020 COC Agenda
May 15, 2020Meeting Cancelled
June 19, 2020June 2020 COC Agenda
July 17, 2020Meeting Cancelled
Aug. 21, 2020August 2020 COC Agenda
Sept. 18, 2020September 2020 COC Agenda
Oct. 16, 2020October 2020 COC Agenda
Nov. 20, 2020November 2020 COC Agenda
Dec. 18, 2020

December 2020 COC Agenda

March 19, 2021March 2021 COC Agenda
June 18, 2021June 2021 COC Agenda
Sept. 17, 2021September 2021 COC Agenda
Dec. 17, 2021