Michele Bever, PhD, MPH, Executive Director
Works with the Board of Health and South Heartland Staff to carry out the ten essential services of Public Health, to determine public health priority goals, and to ensure implementation and evaluation of programs designed to support these goals.
Kelly Derby, MBA, Finance and Operations Manager
Kelly is responsible for ensuring effective, efficient, and accurate financial and administrative operations of the health department.
Janis Johnson, RN, BSN, Standards and Performance Manager
Janis is responsible for leading South Heartland’s accreditation efforts toward continuous quality and performance improvement of services provided. She is also an Immunization Nurse for the Vaccine for Children Program at South Heartland’s Hastings/Adams County Immunization Clinic.
Jessica Warner, MPH, Health Surveillance Coordinator
Jessica leads South Heartland's disease investigations, responding to food-borne or other disease outbreaks and following up on suspected and confirmed cases of reportable diseases such as pertussis (whooping cough), hepatitis, or Norovirus. She also monitors and tracks disease trends, partnering with schools to monitor absences due to illness, with hospitals to track influenza-like illnesses, and with DHHS to keep an eye on public water system violations.
Dorrann Hultman, RN, Public Health Nurse, Community Health Service Coordinator
As South Heartland’s Immunization Clinic Manager, Dorrann is responsible for the Vaccine for Children program, Adult Tdap program, and monthly immunization clinics. Dorrann also coordinates South Heartland’s Every Woman Matters program, a cancer prevention program that encourages and supports screening for breast, cervical and colon cancers.
Brooke Wolfe, Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator
Brooke collaborates with community partners to encourage healthy school, work and community environments. She promotes environment and policy changes that make it easier for people of all ages to make healthy choices at work, or school, or wherever they are – by increasing the accessibility of physical activity opportunities, nutrition options, cancer screening options, and more. Brooke promotes evidence-based interventions to improve community health. Brooke also provides grants management for SHDHD.
Jean Korth, MS ED, Program Assistant
Jean leads South Heartland's health literacy activities - helping the Department meet the 10 attributes of a health literate organization so that our clients, partners and other stakeholders can understand and use the information we provide. She also supports SHDHD's efforts to prevent heart disease and stroke in South Heartland residents, focusing on community and health system improvements for prevention and management of chronic disease.
Liz Chamberlain, Project Specialist & Community Health Worker
Liz is project specialist for Falls Prevention (Stepping On, Tai Chi & STEADI) and Mental Health First Aid/Suicide Prevention initiatives. In addition, Liz provides health coaching and navigation for chronic disease prevention (diabetes, cardiovascular, cancer), supports SHDHD's Every Woman Matters, Vet SET Making Connections and Immunization programs, and serves as a Healthy Heart Ambassador for the YMCA’s Self-Monitoring Blood Pressure program.
Pam Stromer, Administrative & Technology Assistant
Pam greets our visitors and clients and she provides administrative, clerical and information technology support to the department.