The DeKalb County Board of Health recently welcomed a new board member. DeKalb County Probate Court Judge Jeryl Rosh swore in Daniel Salinas, M.D., on November 17, 2011.
“Dr. Salinas brings a strong commitment to public health and to promoting best practices in building a stronger, healthier DeKalb County,” said Board Chair Arlene Parker Goldson.
Dr. Salinas, a Board Certified Pediatrician, is the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta since 2007. He also worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Kaiser Permanente/Southeast Permanente Group.
He is affiliated with Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, as a clinical professor and his hospital affiliation is with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, Hughes Spalding and Scottish Rite.
The position Dr. Salinas fills has to comply with OCGA 31-3-2 (a) (3), which requires that “one member [ of the Board of Health] to be appointed by the governing authority of the county shall be a physician actively practicing medicine in the county and licensed under Chapter 34 of Title 42.”
The Board of Directors of the DeKalb County Board of Health is charged with establishing broad agency directions and
priorities; adopting a budget, policies, rules and regulations; and reviewing the agency’s performance. The Board has
six scheduled meetings each year that are open to the public. The next meeting is January 26, 2012 at 3 p.m.