Community Health Services Group (CHS)

The Community Health Services Group (CHS) currently has 38 member counties and agencies. The MnCCC CHS User Group owns and manages PH-Doc. The CHS group works closely with the Minnesota Department of Health on all of our projects. PH-Doc is HIPAA compliant.

Executive Officers

Past Chair: Jill Timm, Washington County
 Denise Kragenbring, Kandiyohi County
Jody Lien, Otter Tail County
Recording Officer: 
Kathy Filbert, Ramsey County

Committee Chairs

CHS Enhancement Co-Chairs: April Sommerville, City of Bloomington and Jodi Leraas, Scott County
CHS Quality Assurance Co-Chairs: Denver Harris, Ramsey County and Angel Korynta, Polk County
CHS Training Co-Chairs: Melissa Duenow, Otter Tail County and Lea Rossel, Rice County
CHS Finance Committee Chair: Sue Yost, Freeborn County
CHS HFA Workgroup Facilitator: Natalie Loock, Freeborn County
MECSH Workgroup: Kristina Collins, Olmsted County


ISSG Liaison: Joseph Satre, Carver County
MnCCC Board Liaison: Tiffany Ahearn, Blue Earth County

Rules & Regulations

Download the CHS Rules & Regulations PDF

Meeting Schedule

The CHS User Group will meet virtually from 9 am to noon on the following dates*:

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023 
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2023 (Annual Meeting)
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2023
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2023
  • Wednesday, December 27, 2023

*Dates, times, and formats are subject to change depending upon weather and/or schedules for committee members. Please check RSVP and update your attendance option accordingly to ensure that we meet quorum.

2023 Meeting and Minutes Schedule for CHS Enhancement Committee

Links to Forms and Files

Contract Vendor(s)

Avenu is the vendor contracted to provide maintenance, support, development, and training services for the CHS User Group.

Avenu Insights & Analytics

Link to the support page for the PH-Doc users