Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

Board of Health

Board of Health meeting schedule and minutes.
Illinois Public Health District Act.

Danielle Chynoweth

Danielle Chynoweth - Board Chair

Danielle currently serves as Cunningham Township Supervisor, a public aid office that supports and advocates for low-income residents in Urbana and as a Field Instructor for the University of Illinois School of Social Work.

From 2014-2016 she served as Organizing Director at the Center for Media Justice, where she coordinated a national network of racial justice leaders to win political campaigns for net neutrality, prison phone justice, and broadband expansion for low-income families. In 2010, she managed the national campaign that won passage of the Local Community Radio Act. She managed the campaign for Carol Ammons for State Representative, the first African American to serve in the Illinois 103rd district; and co-managed the campaign for Laurel Prussing, the first woman to serve as Mayor of Urbana.

From 2001-2008, she served on Urbana's City Council, spearheading the creation of the public arts program, living wage ordinance, and civilian review board of police.

Danielle co-founded the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center, which has sponsored over 60 media justice projects internationally.

From 2000-2014 she was Vice-President and partner of Pixo, a technology company in Urbana. She has presented on media and social change in Thailand, Burma, Italy, and Kenya, and as an Evans Scholar at Evergreen State College. She was awarded Woman of the Year in 2011 by Central Illinois Business Magazine.

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Kyle Patterson

Kyle is a lifelong resident of Champaign, graduated from Champaign Central and attended both Parkland College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kyle has served on the Champaign County Board since December of 2016 and has served in the role of County Board Chair since December 2020.

Kyle has worked in social services in a variety of settings including in-patient behavioral health, public schools, the Migrant Education Program, and providing case management for low-income individuals seeking housing assistance and financial support.

Kyle currently lives in Champaign less than a mile from the home he grew up in with his wife, Christina, who is a 2nd grade teacher in Champaign Unit 4 Schools, and his daughter Maebe who attends elementary school in Unit 4 Schools.

Samantha Carter

Samantha Carter - Secretary

I was Born and raised in Champaign County. I attended Urbana High School class of 1999, Beauty School graduate in 2001. Small business owner since 2004. Mother to two sons, community advocate for equity and engagement and against gun violence. Currently the Sole Proprietor/ Instructor at Logistic Natural Hair Care School since 2017. I teach and license Illinois Hair Braiders.