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FOR RELEASE: June 10, 2004
CONTACT: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
405/271-5601

Oklahoma State Board of Health Elects New Officers

The Oklahoma State Board of Health today elected new officers for 2004-2005. Dr. Glen E. Diacon Jr., a urologist from Ada, was elected President and Dr. Ann Warn, an ophthalmology eye physician and surgeon practicing in Lawton, was elected Vice President. Ron Osterhout, a civil engineer from Altus, was elected Secretary-Treasurer.

Dr. Diacon is a board-certified urologist on staff with Valley View Hospital in Ada. He was first appointed to the Board of Health in 1995 and reappointed in 2000. He represents Creek, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Seminole, Pottawatomie, Pontotoc, Hughes, Johnston, and Coal counties.

Ann A. Warn, M.D., maintains an ophthalmology surgical practice in Lawton and she is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Ophthalmology. She was appointed to the Board of Health in 2001. Dr. Warn represents the counties of Blaine, Kingfisher, Canadian, Caddo, Grady, Comanche, Jefferson, Stephens, and Cotton.

Ron Osterhout holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. He has specialized in domestic and international oil and gas exploration and production. He represents the counties of Ellis, Dewey, Custer, Roger Mills, Beckham, Washita, Kiowa, Greer, Jackson, Harmon and Tillman.

The Oklahoma State Board of Health has nine members appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation.

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