Board of Health Members

– James E. Zelko, President 

Mr. Zelko is retired and resides in Elwood, spent 38 years with the Will County Health Department, including 17 as Executive Director.  He joined the Board in 2008

– Billie Terrell, Ph.D., Vice President

Dr. Terrell resides in Shorewood; and worked 40 years as a Clinical Social Worker, 30 as a University Professor, and

has a private counseling practice.  She joined the Board in August of 2010.

– John J. Cicero, Member at Large/Secretary (Acting)

Mr. Cicero resides in Joliet and is retired from the Will County Health Department, where he was the Executive

Director from 2008 to 2016. He joined the Board in April of 2016.

– Donald Gould, Member

Mr. Gould resides in Shorewood, where he is self-employed as an Attorney-at-Law.  He has a B.A. Degree from

Purdue University, and a J.D. Degree from Northern Illinois University Law School.

Paul Hertzman, Member

Mr. Hertzman attended New Lenox grade schools and Joliet East and Central High Schools.  He has an Associates Degree from JJC, and Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Lewis University.  He has been with the Lockport Township Fire Protection District since 1989, and was appointed Chief in 2017.

– Gary Lipinski, M.D., Member

Mr. Lipinski resides in Burr Ridge, and is the CEO of AMITA Health Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.  He joined the Board of Health in 2017.

Teena Mackey

Ms. Mackey is a native of Joliet and a graduate of St. Francis Academy and the University of Saint Francis.  She was with the Joliet Park District for many years and now serves as Coordinator of Community Housing for Cornerstone Services, Inc.  She is also an active volunteer with the National Alliance for Mental Illness.

– George Pitsilos, M.D., Member

Dr. Pitsilos resides in Bolingbrook, works in Internal Medicine, and joined the Board of Health in May of 2014.

– Nanci Reiland, Member

Ms. Reiland resides in Yorkville and is Assistant Professor of the College of Nursing at Lewis University.  She joined the Board of Health in January of 2019.

– Scott Soderquist, D.D.S., Member

Mr. Soderquist resides in Naperville and works as an orthodontist in Will County.  He joined the Board of Health in 2015.

– Denise Winfrey, Member

Ms. Winfrey resides in Joliet, is retired from ComEd, and joined the Board in December of 2016.

Edgar Ramos, Psy. D., Member

Mr. Ramos resides in Homer Glen and is Director of Psychological Services at Family Behavioral Health Clinic.