Public Health Emergency Preparedness Oversight Group (2011-present)

The PHEP Oversight Group provides ongoing review of public health emergency preparedness programs and issues, oversees capacity development and related outcomes for the state's public health emergency preparedness programs, and oversees strategic planning for 2011-2016 related to emergency preparedness in Minnesota.

This group builds on the program evaluation and policy development achievements of the SCHSAC Public Health Emergency Preparedness Workgroup.

Oversight Group Membership

* County Commissioners

Pete Giesen, Co-Chair (Olmsted)
Susan Morris, Co-Chair * (Isanti-Mille Lacs)
Sharon Braaten (Horizon)
Pam Blixt (Minneapolis)
Robert Einweck (St. Paul-Ramsey)
Jim Gangl (Carlton-Cook-Lake-St. Louis)
Bill Groskreutz * (Faribault-Martin)
Mike Matanich (Stearns County)
Karen Swenson (Brown-Nicollet)
Gloria Tobias (Countryside)
Grant Weyland * (Clay-Wilkin)

MDH Oversight Group Representatives

Cindy Borgen (Office of Emergency Preparedness)
Jane Braun (Office of Emergency Preparedness)
Becky Buhler (Office of Performance Improvement)
Cheryl Petersen-Kroeber (Office of Emergency Preparedness)

MDH Oversight Group Staff

Mickey Scullard (Office of Emergency Preparedness)