State Health Council


The State Health Council serves as the North Dakota Department of Health's governing and advisory body. The council's 9 members are appointed by the governor for three-year terms. Four members are appointed from the health care provider community and five from the public sector.

The council establishes standards, rules and regulations which are found necessary for the maintenance of public health and monitors the quality of health care in North Dakota. 

Chair - Duane Pool (Consumer)

Vice Chair - Dennis E. Wolf, MD (Health Care) 

Secretary - Darrold Bertsch (Consumer) 


  • James Brosseau (Health Care)
  • Genny Dienstmann (Consumer)
  • Mike Fedorchak (Consumer)
  • Tyler Lannoye (Health Care)
  • Kristin Roers (Health Care) 
  • Torey Sayler (Consumer)

Messages or questions for any member of the State Health Council can be sent to Please indicate in your email which member the message is for.


State Health Council Meeting Minutes