Deborah Hay joins Seneca County Board of Health

By Sheri Trusty, Seneca County Media Relations Coordinator

Deborah Hay of Bellevue was appointed the newest member of the Seneca County Board of Health at the March 18 Seneca County District Advisory Council meeting. Seneca County Commissioner Tyler Shuff headed the meeting, where Hay received unanimous support.

“We appreciate Deborah’s willingness to serve, and we have faith that her experience will be valuable on the Board of Health,” Commissioner Shuff said.

Deborah Hay is the newest member of the Seneca County Board of Health. Shown here are, from left, Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart, Health Commissioner Julie Richards, Hay and Seneca County Commissioner Tyler Shuff.

Hay brings unique skills and extensive healthcare experience to the board. She is a licensed physical therapist who has worked in acute care, nursing home and school settings, where her duties covered both direct care and supervisory responsibilities.

“I understand the intricacies of personnel challenges and solutions,” she said. “I’m also sensitive to the health needs of our community.”

For the past ten years, Hay has also owned Hay Home Honey, LLC.

Deborah Hay talks to the Seneca County District Advisory Council on May 18 about her desire to join the Seneca County Board of Health.

“As a beekeeper, I am sensitive to the impact our environment has on people and on all creatures living in our community,” she said.

Hay and her husband have been married for 36 years. Their home lies within Thompson Township.

“If appointed to the Board of Health, I would represent this portion of Seneca County with pride,” she said. “The Board of Health has such an important role to play in promoting the health of the county. I believe they have excellent goals for our county, and I am so honored to be part of their mission.”

Seneca County Commissioner Bill Frankart attended the District Advisory Council meeting to keep informed with the council’s current events. He, too, was happy with the council’s decision to appoint Hay to the Board of Health.

“I would like to congratulate Deb on joining the Board of Health. Her experience in the medical field and her dedication to community involvement will lend keen insight to the BOH,” Commissioner Frankart said.