Notice

El Paso County Public Health will close at 2:00pm on Friday, May 26, and will also be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Due to this closure, there will be no tuberculosis skin tests administered on Friday, May 26 and Monday, May 29.

Meet Your Board of Health Members

Kari Kilroy, Board of Health President

Kari Kilroy was appointed to the Board of Health in 2012. Ms. Kilroy has 16 years of nonprofit and public sector experience in both health care and municipal government. She works as the Executive Assistant to the CEO/Board of Trustees at Memorial Health System. She has been involved in a number of community organizations, including the City of Manitou Springs Safety Committee, KidPower fundraising event committee, American Cancer Society fundraising event committee, Parent Action Committee-Manitou Springs Elementary School, and a volunteer at the Blum Patient & Family Resources Center in Boston. She has a Master’s degree in Health Communication from Emerson College/Tufts University School of Medicine.

James Terbush, M.D., M.P.H., Board of Health Vice President

Captain Terbush USN, served as Command Surgeon to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) from 2006-2009. In this role, he served as the Medical Advisor to the Commander and was responsible for the integration of Department of Defense medical assets internally and with other agencies in support of military response to civilian disasters combating terrorism and protecting Americans. From 2009-2011, Dr. Terbush served as the Fleet Surgeon for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. He was deployed forward to Port au Prince in response to the devastating earthquake disaster in Haiti, integrating DOD medical capabilities into the overall International response.Dr. Terbush’s final assignment before retiring from military service in 2014, was with the Science and Technology Directorate at NORAD and USNORTHCOM where he served as the lead for medical innovations. 

In more than 30 years of Government service Dr. Terbush was the physician to U.S. personnel in more than 80 countries. He is published in scientific journals on; Influenza and Air Travel, Mass Fatalities Management and Public Health Consequences of a Cyber Attack. He is also an advisor to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine Forum on Disaster and Public health and is the Past President of the American Academy of Disaster Medicine. Dr. Terbush received his M.D. from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Victoria Broerman, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Victoria Broerman was appointed to the Board of Health in 2011. She is a registered nurse with more than 26 years of experience in patient care and governmental affairs. Ms. Broerman is an active member of the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, past board member of the State of Colorado Board of Nursing, and a volunteer at Marian House Soup Kitchen.

Robert C. Bux, M.D., El Paso County Coroner

Dr. Robert Bux was appointed to the Board of Health in 2011. He is the elected County Coroner and Chief Medical Examiner for the El Paso County Coroner’s Office. Dr. Bux is a board certified Pathologist in Anatomical, Clinical and Forensic Pathology, with more than 25 years of experience as Medical Examiner. From 1971-2002 Dr. Bux served as a Major in the United States Army Reserve Medical Corp. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the National Association of Medical Examiners, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Dr. Bux has served as a member of the Medical Advisory Board, International Forensic Program of Physicians for Human Rights since 2006 and has served on the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Cold Case multidisciplinary team since 2010. Dr.  Bux was appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to the Office of El Paso County Coroner in January of 2006.  He was elected to his first four year term in November 2006 and elected to a second term in November of 2010.

Tom Strand, Colorado Springs City Council member

Tom Strand was appointed to the Board of Health in 2015. A retired military officer, Mr. Strand served in the U.S. Air Force, as a senior lawyer and commandant of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) School in Montgomery, AL. Currently, Mr Strand is serving as an At-Large member of the Colorado Springs City Council as well as secretary on the board of the Global Village Academy Charter School, a K-7th grade language immersion school, volunteering as a business mentor with the Colorado Springs Service Corps of Retired Executives and as a facilitator for the Food 4 Thought organization. He also served as the treasurer for the Trails and Open Space Coalition, as vice president of the Colorado Springs Human Relations Commission and as a board member of the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council. 

Longinos Gonzalez, El Paso County Commissioner

Longinos Gonzalez Jr. was appointed to the Board of Health in 2016. A retired military officer, Mr. Gonzalez served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force as an intelligence officer and retired as a Lt Colonel in 2012. In addition to a political science degree from the Academy, Longinos has a masters degree in science education and was a teacher with Harrison School District 2 prior to his election. Longinos is the county representative on the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control, Board of Health, and Housing Authority. He also serves on numerous other boards and committees- including the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority, Community Development Advisory Board, and City/County Drainage Board.

Peggy Littleton, El Paso County Commissioner

Peggy Littleton was appointed to the Board of Health in 2016. With an extensive background in education, Mrs. Littleton taught for 15 years and served on the Colorado State Board of Education for seven years. Mrs. Littleton is passionate about emergency management and citizen preparedness. She serves on many boards and commissions, including appointments to the Homeland Security and All-Hazards Advisory Council, the National Association of Counties (NACo) Justice and Public Safety Steering Committee, 911 Authority Board, and the EPC Emergency Services Agency.

Coreen Toll, Manitou Springs Mayor Pro-Tem

Coreen Toll has served on the Manitou Springs City Council since 2011, and was appointed to the Board of Health in 2014. She has been an advocate for holistic health for 30 years. As a Colorado State University-El Paso County master gardener, Coreen supports the local fresh food movement and the creation of garden habitats for wildlife and human health and well being. Coreen advocates for clean air and water, renewable energy and sustainable practices of all kinds. She is an active liaison to the Fountain Creek Restoration Committee, the Manitou Springs Parking Authority Board, and the Manitou Springs Climate Protection Campaign. Councilor Toll also represents Manitou Springs on the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department Advisory Board, the Avenue Task Force, the Energy Resource Center Carbon Monoxide Campaign and the Pikes Peak Alliance for a Sustainable Future.