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Board of Health Information

The Mission of the Clark County Combined Health District

is to protect and improve the health of the community through:

Prevention of Disease

Promotion of Wellness

Protection from Injury

The Clark County Combined Health District Board of Health is comprised of community leaders who share a passion for public health.

There are seven (7) members on the Board of Health; three (3) are appointed by the Clark County District Advisory Council; three (3) are appointed by the Springfield City Commission; and one is nominated by the six (6) members of the Board of Health and appointed by the Clark County District Advisory Council.

You may contact any member of the Board of Health by calling (937) 390-5600, extension 291 or you may email your questions or concerns to

The Board of Health normally meets in regular session on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Health District offices, 529 E. Home Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503.

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Dala DeWitt, MS, RN
Board of Health President

Ms. DeWitt is the Director of the RN Program at Clark State Community College-Springfield Regional School of Nursing. She received her diploma in Registered Nursing from the Community Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, Ohio; her BSN from Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana; and her MS in Nursing from Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio.

Ms. DeWitt’s professional service highlights include: member of Subcommittee for review of National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Standards and Criteria; member of National Alliance for Nursing Education Steering Committee; elected to National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Board of Commissioners for two (2) terms as Vice-Chairperson; appointed to Nursing Practice and Education Advisory Board of Ohio Board of Nursing; member of Urbana University Foundation Board of Trustees for two (2) terms; elected to Nominating Committee of National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; President and Secretary Dayton Area Nurse Educators (DANE); appointed to the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Evaluation Review Panel for Diploma Nursing Schools; appointed as Program Evaluator for Diploma Nursing Schools for National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission; member of the National League for Nursing; member of the Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Chapter, National Honor Society for Nursing; President and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Community Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association ; member of the Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis School of Nursing Alumni; board member for the Clark County Combined Health District.

Valerie Moore, MS, RN
Board of Health Vice-President

Ms. Moore is currently a Nursing Informatics Specialist at Ohio State University Health Systems. She received her Diploma of Nursing in 1988 from the Community Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield, Ohio; her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 1995 from Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio; and her Masters of Science in Nursing/Informatics in 2011 from the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona.

As a Nurse Informatics Specialist, Ms. Moore is responsible for the implementation of technology, system integration, for staff education, ongoing evaluation of the product, and auditing and reviewing staff compliance with the system. She serves as a consultant to seinor nursing leadership on process improvements and process re-engineering for the workforce system. In addition, she has extensive experience as a nursing director and nurse manager.

Ms. Moore serves as a Clark County Combined Health District Board of Health member.

She lives in the Springfield, Ohio area with her family.

Dana King, DVM
Board of Health Member

Dr. Dana King grew up on the family farm outside of Enon, Ohio, and is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been practicing at Northside Vet Clinic for more than 40 years, and prides himself in providing state of the art care and treatment options for dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, exotics, and farm animals. While he has devoted four decades to veterinary medicine, Dr. King will tell you he hasn’t “worked” a day since graduation. “When you love what you do, it isn’t work” he says. In fact, he volunteers his time as the Clark County 4-H veterinarian each year. In his free time, Dr. King is a pilot and enjoys traveling with his wife, Judy. He was in the OSU marching band and participates in the alumni march every year when Buckeye football begins.

Bernadette deGuzman, MD, MPH
Board of Health Member

Dr. deGuzman was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and then completed her Master’s in Public Health at Emory University with a concentration in environmental and occupational health. Dr. deGuzman returned to Detroit to attend medical school at Wayne State University and interned at Case Western Reserve University. She then moved to the Springfield area and finished her training at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.She worked for a time in occupational medicine before joining the Springfield Regional Medical Group in 2010 as a family practice physician. Dr. deGuzman is a volunteer physician with Reach Out Montgomery County’s Free Clinic in Dayton, Ohio. She also serves as a member of the Clark County Combined Health District.

Scott Griffith
Board of Health Member

Married to Kim for 43 years, two sons, four grandchildren attending Bethel Local Schools. I have run single and multi-unit QSR restaurants for over 40 years. My wife and I have run our family business, 2nd generation, since 1992. We have built a strong team of over 175 people, some with 20+ years with us. Our goals are to continue to build strong teams, and keep them together. We opened our 7th restaurant in November, 2007. Our catering business continues to grow and build awareness for our team. Past board member or chair of the Western Clark County Business Coalition (Gateway Business Group), Business Network International (BNI) and Ohio Means Jobs Advisory Board. Current board member of The Gathering of the Miami Valley, Clark County Salvation Army, and the New Carlisle Rotary Club. Current Clark County Active Transportation Plan stakeholder and member of City of New
Carlisle Charter Review Committee.

Sherry Robinette, DDS
Board of Health Member

Dr. Robinette grew up in Wapakoneta, Ohio. After graduation, she served in the U.S. Air Force in the intelligence sector as a cryptologic linguist. After serving her country, she transitioned into the healthcare sector where she worked for 10 years as a dental assistant. While working full-time as a single mother, she finished her pre-dental classes. She then went onto dental school and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Robinette currently owns a private dental practice in Springfield where she has lived for 16 years.
In addition to serving on the CCCHD Board of Health, she is President of the Mad River Valley Dental Society.
Dr. Robinette has 27 years of experience in healthcare. Her primary objectives are to educate people on healthcare practices that are effective and to advocate for measures that keep the public safe.

Michael Adamson
Board of Health member

Mr. Adamson is the Vice President of Mission integration at Mercy Health Springfield Market. He was born and raised in O’Neill, Nebraska. He completed his undergraduate degree at Doane University, Crete, NE and then graduate degree at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.
Mr. Adamson began his healthcare career 25 years ago as a hospice chaplain and moved into Mission Integration Leadership in 2004; he has been with Mercy Health since 2022. Mr. Adamson retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2020 after 25 years of service (active duty and reserve service).
Adamson lives in Springfield with his wife, Kate. Mike and Kate have two grown children, Ciaran and Annabelle.