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: Nicole Spitzer, Anoka County and April Sommerville, City of Bloomington
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
MESCH Workgroup: Bonnie Herrick, Winona 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 from 9 am to noon on the following dates*:

  • Wednesday, February 23 (Virtual)
  • Wednesday, April 20 (TBD)
  • Wednesday, June 22, Annual Meeting (Hybrid)
  • Wednesday, August 24 (Virtual)
  • Tuesday, October 25 (Virtual)
  • December Date TBD (Virtual)

*Dates, times, and formats are subject to change depending on weather, pandemic status, and schedules for committee members. Please be sure to regularly check RSVP and update your attendance option accordingly to ensure a quorum and in-person counts for facility purposes.


Click here to view the 2022 Meeting and Minutes Schedule for the CHS Enhancement Committee.


  • Finance Committee
  • Enhancements Committee
  • Quality Assurance Committee
  • Training 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