Board of Health Information

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

There are eight (8) 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; one is nominated by the Clark County Licensing Council and appointed by the Clark County District Advisory Council; and one is nominated by the seven (7) 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. 

Information about our Board members appears below.



Marianne Potina, VP Mission Integration
Community Mercy Health Partners
Board of Health President

Ms. Potina came to Community Mercy Health Partners in October 2011 to serve as VP of Mission Integration, from Mercy Health Partners in Paducah, KY where she served in the same role. She has been with Catholic Health Partners (CHP) since 1993. From 1993–2006 she served in the Humility of Mary Region in North East Ohio in human resources and named Director of Human Resources in 2002.

She received a BA degree from Hiram College, Hiram Ohio, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and a Masters of Arts in Health Care Mission from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO.

Ms. Potina participated in the Community Health Assessment and Community Health Improvement Plan beginning in 2012. She is a member of the Chronic Disease Task Force and a member of the CHIP–Mental Health Task Force.

She currently serves on the United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties Board of Trustees.

Committed to a healthy lifestyle Ms. Potina enjoys walking daily and appreciates the awesome bike trails in our community.

Ms. Potina and her husband Jim live in Springfield, and are the proud parents of 3 adult children Dominic, Shannon and Stephanie and have 4 grandchildren Justine, Vincent, Joseph and Anthony.


Dala DeWitt, MS, RN
Board of Health Vice-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.


Catherine Crompton, DDS
Board of Health Member

Dr. Crompton is happy to have celebrated over 20 years of being a general dentist in Springfield, Ohio. 

When not in the office, she stays active in the community as a member of the Springfield Rotary Club and serves on the executive committee of the Mad River Valley Dental Society.  She is also a trustee for the Springfield Foundation and for the Community Health Foundation, as well as serving on the Clark County Combined Health District Board of Health.

Dr. Crompton received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University and can be found in “The Shoe” on many Saturdays in the fall. 

She believes that we all need to take personal responsibility for own health and can frequently be seen biking walking or skiing cross county.

She is married to State Representative Ross McGregor and they live in Springfield.


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. 


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.  


Valerie Moore, MS, RN
Board of Health Member

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.


William Scarff
Board of Health Member

Mr. Scarff joined the CCCHD Board of Health in January 2014. He received his B.S. in Agronomy from the Ohio State University and served our country as a U.S. Marine from 1952 to 1955.

He is the Past President of the following organizations: American Association of Nurserymen; Wholesale Nursery Growers of American; and the Ohio Nurserymen's Association; the Springfield County Club; and Scarff’s Nursery, Inc.

Mr. Scarff is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Springfield Foundation and the Interfaith Hospitality Network.

He is a member of the Springfield Rotary Club; the OSU President’s Club; the First United Methodist Church in New Carlisle, Ohio; and the Wegerzyn Gardens Foundation Board in Dayton, Ohio.

Previously Mr. Scarff was on the Mercy Medical Center Board of Trustees; the Springfield Museum of Art Board of Trustees; and the White House Yard Committee, Washington, D.C.. He was also Director at the Springfield Federal Savings & Loan, the 1st National Bank of Springfield, and Wesbanco.

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