Meet Our Board and Staff

Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice Board Members
Jerry Hickerson
Art Flynn
Vice Chairman
Karl Dewey

My wife and I are residents of Louisiana and have 6 children whom we have raised in Pike County. I support the health of our community by supporting PCHD employees. I am always looking for and helping make decisions regarding what is in the best interest for our communities' health. I want to see our outstanding healthcare services continue to grow for the citizens of our county and ensure our employees are taken care of.

Joyce Megown

I have proudly lived in Pike County my entire life and understand the value that Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice brings to our community. Our agency has grown so much and offered so many amazing programs over the years and I am happy to be a part of it. I enjoy volunteering as a board member so that I can help ensure that our agency continues to grow to benefit the health of our community. It amazes me what our agency is able to provide to Pike County and I think our citizens should be proud of the many variety of services that are offered at little to no cost for those in need. 

Elisha Koenig

Hi! I’m Elisha Koenig a Bowling Green Native married to my high school sweet heart, Clay. We have three beautiful BOYS who keep us on our toes. We live on a farm in rural Bowling Green, I’m notorious for bringing home random large animals in my free time. I own RE/MAX Realty Shop and a few other small businesses. I don’t enjoy having nothing to do so keep myself busy with clients, volunteering and of course my neighbor children. I’m passionate about helping others when I can, my Mom raised us as single mother and taught us there isn’t really anything we can’t do or help with... we’re never too busy….insert me being involved and knowing almost all of PIKE COUNTY. 

I serve on the BOARD to advocate for our community. I have used PCHD in all aspects of my life from breast feeding support to end of life support for loved ones. I believe in the employees of this business and I believe in the services they have to offer. What a blessing it is to be able to advocate for this business and to keep our community involved on how we can help each other. PCHD plays a huge role in our community and we need to make sure we as community members and employees are both on the same TEAM cheering and supporting PIKE COUNTY! 


Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice Staff
Jamie Anderson
WIC Coordinator & Public Health Administrataive Assistant

"Hi! My name is Jamie Anderson, I have been employed at PCHD since July 2015 as the Nutritionist. I serve my community as the new WIC Coordinator. I earned my Bachelors of Science in Nutrition from Kaplan University and was employed by a pharmacy for almost 11 years. As a lifetime resident of Louisiana, MO this is where I attended grade school and high school. I am still residing there today with my two wonderful children whom I love spending my time with. Reading and exercising are also some things I enjoy in my spare time, but my favorite thing to do outside of work is family time. Growing up in a large family has made me very family oriented, and I am very thankful for that. I am honored to help aide PCHD in continuing to offer the wonderful services we do, to our neighbors, the residents of our community. "

Contact Jamie: 573-324-2111 ext. 123

Ashley Baker, RN
RN Case Manager

Hi, my name is Ashley Baker, I am newly employed to Pike County Home Health and Hospice. I earned my associates degree in nursing from Hannibal LaGrange University. I am currently continuing my education for a bachelor’s degree in nursing at HLGU. I absolutely love nursing, helping patients and their families is so rewarding. Nursing is more than a profession for me, it’s a calling. As my career progresses I plan on attending medical mission trips. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending my kids sporting events, going to the lake and watching demolition derbys.

Contact Ashley: 573-324-2111 ext. 110

Paige Baker, RN
RN Case Manager

"Hi! My name is Paige Baker and I am an RN Case Manager here at PCHD. I am also a Plant Based Certified Health Coach and Soapmaker. I am excited to be working locally in my hometown as I was raised here attending BGR1 from K-12. I obtained my LPN from Pike Lincoln Tech Center and received my RN from HLGU. I have experience in long-term care, rehabilitation, alzheimers care, orthopedics, pediatric home care and was an as needed school nurse as well. I love spending time with my family which includes my two precious boys and my wonderful husband. "

Contact paige: 573-324-2111 ext. 130

Katie Bland
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

"Hi! My name is Katie Bland. I am one of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors here at PCHD. I love working with so many different women and sharing the love and joy of breastfeeding. I grew up outside Pittsfield, IL on our family farm and am the youngest of 5 sisters.  I attended school and graduated from Pittsfield High School. My loving family includes my fiance, Dylan, our daughter Spencer and my step-daughter Bonnie. We also have Luna, our puppy. I enjoy spending time with my family and on the weekends we like spending time with my in-laws on the river."

Contact Katie: 573-324-2111 ext. 136

Cole Branstetter
Hospice Chaplain

"My name is Cole Branstetter and I am the lead pastor at the Bowling Green Church of the Nazarene. I was born in 1987 in Hannibal, MO and raised in Bowling Green, MO. I graduated from Bowling Green High School in 2006, and then went to Kansas to attend MidAmerica Nazarene University. I graduated from MNU in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and majored in Ministry with a focus in Youth and Family. Shortly after graduating college, I married my middle school sweetheart, Rachelle, in 2010. We have three beautiful children and another one arriving this July! I enjoy hunting, fishing, and anything that relates to the great outdoors. I love baseball, hockey, golf and am a huge fan of anything involving my kids. I am honored to be the new Hospice Chaplain and to offer spiritual care and support to those in need. This community raised me, and I want to give back in every way that I know how. Serving as Hospice Chaplain is one way in which I can do that. I look forward to working alongside the great people at PCHD!"

Tracy Brookshier
Marketing Coordinator

"My name is Tracy Brookshier, I have always been a creative person who loves helping people. I was born and raised in Bowling Green and so has the majority of my family. I have my degree in Graphic Design and have had many years marketing experience. My job here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice as Marketing Coordinator helps me use both of my passions at the same time. I come up with creative ways and ideas to make sure the public is aware of just how many services we offer, which can be challenging at times since we offer so much! I love that I am helping bring the community in and educate them on all of the things we can help them with. My co-workers here are so incredibly easy and fun to work with, and our nurses are full of compassion for their patients. As a whole, this company truly cares about the community and I feel that shines through not only the employees, the residents of our community itself."

Contact Tracy: 573-324-2111 ext. 140

Elizabeth Cannon
Speech Therapist

Elizabeth Cannon is our Speech Therapist for our Home Health Program.

Becky Carroll
Home Health & Hospice Administrative Assistant

"My name is Becky Carroll and what I love most about being Home Health & Hospice Administrative Assistant is the help I can give for the patients and the families during their toughest times. We have a great group of nurses and aides that make sure every need is met, from volunteers to the chaplain, to whatever the case may be. I am the last of the original Hospice employees that were hired when our Hospice Services began in 1993. I have previously worked as a CMT at Smith Barr Manor and also in the EKG department at Pike County Memorial Hospital, and before coming here to PCHD I also worked for four years at KPCR. I live in Bowling Green with my husband Ray and our two dogs Belle and Polly. We are lucky to have some wonderful children and grandchildren. Life is good!"

Contact Becky: 573-324-2111 ext. 102

Susan Conner, LPN
LPN Field Staff Nurse

"Hi, my name is Susan! I grew up in Troy and attended high school at Buchanan. I achieved my LPN at Pike Lincoln Technical Center and have nursing experience in doctors offices and nursing homes. I love what I do and caring for the people of our community. I enjoy working at Pike County Home Health & Hospice because it is an amazing team that works well together caring for our patients and their family's. I currently live outside of Louisiana with my husband Dan and in my free time I enjoy gardening, reading and spending time with our dogs."

Contact Susan: 573-324-2111 ext. 142

Bill Crane
Maintenance Man

"Hello! My name is Bill Crane, I am the maintenance man/janitor/all around "go fer" at the Pike County Health Department. I started here in June, 2011 after working for 17 years at Hercules in Louisiana. My main duties are to keep this building in pristine condition and work to preserve it in top condition for many years to come. I am proud to work for an organization that contributes so much to the well-being of our citizens. The employees here are top notch, dedicated people who strive to provide health care to aide our area residents in their times of need. I am rewarded in working with these great people and boards of directors."

Contact Bill: 573-324-2111 ext. 139

Alyssa Crigger, LPN
Communicable Disease/Public Health Nurse

"Hi, my name is Alyssa Crigger and I am your Communicable Disease and Public Health Nurse at Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice. I was born and raised in Pike County, and now married with two children, residing in Louisiana. I received my LPN license and IV certification through Pike Lincoln Tech School in 2008. I am very excited to be assisting the public with their healthcare needs. Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice offers a variety of services to the public."

Contact Alyssa: 573-324-2111 ext. 122

Jessica Cunningham, LPN
WIC Certifier & Public Health Nurse

"Hello, my name is Jessica Cunningham and I am currently serving our agency as a Public Health Nurse and WIC Certifier. I became a nurse in 2009 and have tried many different roles as a nurse from med/surg to Respiratory, to pediatric in-home nurse. I find this job very rewarding because I’m helping the people in my very own community. I find great joy in running into one of my past patients at the grocery store or Walmart and see what they are well enough to be out shopping. That means we have done our job. I work with some of the best nurses I have ever met here at PCHD and hope to continue my career here for a very long time."

Contact Jessica: 573-324-2111 ext. 138

Patrick Cuppy
Physical Therapist

Patrick Cuppy is one of our Physical Therapists that assists our Home Health Program when needed.

Stefanie Davis
Environmentalist/Emergency Planner

"My name is Stefanie, I went to high school in Marlborough, Massachusetts. I have attended several colleges including the University of Maine, Mass Bay Community College, MACC, and am finishing up my Bachelors in GeoScience (fancy name for Earth Science) through Southern New Hampshire University. I have lived in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Maine. I have lived in Bowling Green for over ten years and love it. I have two kids and a variety of pets including dogs, fish, chickens and a bearded dragon. I enjoy many hobbies and activities; I like crafts, kayaking and riding motorcycles to name a few. I am looking forward to helping Pike County to be as safe and healthy as possible."

Contact Stefanie: 573-324-2111 ext. 113

Susan DeCamp, RN
RN Case Manager

"Hi, my name is Susan DeCamp. I have over 35 years of nursing experience! I graduated in 1981 from Pike Lincoln Vo-Tech Practical Nursing Program. I then received my Associates Degree of Nursing from Sanford Brown College in 2007.

I am a RN Case Manager for Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. Working as a Home Health & Hospice RN Case Manager, it gives me the opportunity to use all of my nursing experiences in one field. There really is no place like home, and through teaching, supporting, and healing it is a very rewarding compliment to my career."

Contact Susan: 573-324-2111 ext. 132

Danielle Freie, LPN
Walk-In Clinic Nurse/Supply Manager

"Hi, my name is Danielle Freie, and I have been an LPN Field Staff Nurse here at PCHD since 2013, and since the end of 2017 I have became the Walk-In Clinic Nurse and Supply Manager. I attended and graduated from Pike Lincoln Technical Center, and I love what I do because I very much enjoy being able to help people. I have always worked in the healthcare field, from med/surg, home health, and in clinics. My husband and our two wonderful children are residents of Middletown and I grew up in St. Clement. I love helping people and going to their homes. My job is very rewarding, especially when seeing patients out in the community on their own after I have taken care of them. An added bonus to my job would be the people I work with, I am very happy to be a part of such a wonderful company."

Contact Danielle: 573-324-2111 ext. 134

Public Health Coordinator

"Hello! My name is Kim Gamm RN BSN CDCES and I am the Public Health Coordinator at Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice. I have lived my whole life in Pike County and returned back here following my graduation from Culver-Stockton College/ Blessing -Rieman College of Nursing with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1999. During my nursing career I have obtained experience in medical-surgical nursing, orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, health education and diabetes education. In 2005, I started at PCHD as a health educator for chronic disease self-management, acted as a public health nurse, Maternal & Child Health Coordinator and Certified Child Passenger Safety technician . In 2010, I obtained my Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) certification. I am also a certified Basic Life Support CPR instructor through the American Heart Association and a certified Safe Sitter instructor.  I truly love my job at PCHD because every day I get to do something new and work toward making our community a heathier place through prevention and education. I enjoy working with community partners and coalitions to make Pike County a safe, healthy community. I feel very fortunate to work for PCHD and look forward to continuing to find new ways to serve the health needs of our community."

Contact Kim: 573-324-2111 ext. 117

Holly Gilbert
Billing Manager

“Hi! My name is Holly Gilbert. I am a graduate of Bowling Green High School and have always lived in the Bowling Green area. I have spent over 20 years in medical billing and look forward to continuing my career with Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice. I am married with three daughters who I love going on outings with. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family & friends.”

Contact Holly: 573-324-2111 ext. 111

Hillary Hakenwerth, RN BSN
Home Health & Hospice Clinical Manager

"Hi! My name is Hillary and I am the Home Health & Hospice Clinical Manager here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I have previously worked for University of Columbia and Hannibal Regional Hospital. I very much enjoy being an RN as putting a smile on patients and their families faces are something I take pride in. My husband Jason and I have lived in Bowling Green our entire lives. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son and family, riding horses, making glass jewelry, and refinishing furniture."

Contact Hillary: 573-324-2111 ext. 129.

Rachel Henderson, RN BSN
RN Case Manager

“HI, my name is Rachel and I graduated in 2016 from the University of Missouri with my BSN, and have recently worked as an ICU nurse. My husband and I were both born and raised in Louisiana, and lived in Columbia for a while before returning back to Pike County. I am a dog mom, I love my dogs! In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, refinishing furniture and reading. I feel very honored to be a part of this agency. It is a great feeling being welcomed into the homes of our home health patients, caring for them and helping them stay out of the hospital. It is an especially humbling feeling as well, to be with our hospice patients and their families during such a tender and intimate time.”

Contact Rachel: 573-324-2111 ext. 110

Leanne Hinds
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

"Hi, my name is Leanne Hinds and I am one of the Breastfeeding Peer Counselors that works at Hannibal Regional Hospital. I never expected to have this job, however I love it and it is very rewarding. Helping a struggling mom continue to breastfeed and reach their personal goals is an amazing experience and I feel very lucky to help with. My husband and I live in Hannibal where I get to spend most of my time at home with my two sons, Carter and Gavin. I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Missouri in Personal Financial Planning and an Associates degree from Linn Tech as a Physical Therapy Assistant." 

Elaine McDannold
Physical Therapist

"I was born and raised in Curryville, MO. and graduated from Bowling Green High School. I graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Physical Therapy. I have previously worked 16 years with Hannibal Regional Hospital primarily in outpatient orthopedics, but also have experience in Home Health and Acute care. I have also spent 3 years as an outpatient therapist for Advance Physical Therapy here in Bowling Green. I currently reside outside of Bowling Green with my husband John and our sons. I enjoy watching my boys sporting events and like to stay active myself. I am looking forward to providing physical therapy services to the citizens of our community."

Contact Elaine: 573-324-2111 ext. 124

Carol McMorris
Finance Director

"Hi! My name is Carol, I am the Finance Director here at PCHD and prior to this, I was a Finance Specialist for NECAC. I have always had a love for numbers, so therefor I love the work that I do. I am a Bowling Green High School Graduate, attended college, and have lived here all my life. My husband Steve and I share our wonderful children and grandchildren, Jeannie Stuckey LPN and her husband Travis and 6 grandchildren, Robin, Robbie who is a certified Athletic Trainer working on his PTA and is married to Katie living in Hannibal, Jessie who works at MASH as their book keeper living in Bowling Green, and Katie who is a Senior at Bowling Green High School. I have a large family and love spending time with them in my free time."

Contact Carol: 573-324-2111 ext. 114

Robbie McMorris
Physical Therapist Assistant
Robbie McMorris is one of our Physical Therapist Assistants for our Home Health Program.
Shelby Miller, RN BSN
RN Case Manager

"Hi! My name is Shelby Miller, I received my RN & BSN from Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and have experience working in hospital settings. I was raised in Louisiana, MO where I graduated class of 2014 and still reside here today with my husband. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, painting and spending time with my husband and our two dogs."

Contact Shelby: 573-324-2111 ext. 110

Kelsey Millinder, RN BSN
RN Case Manager

"My name is Kelsey Millinder, I am the daughter of Kelly & Elaine Henderson and grew up in Louisiana, MO. I graduated high school at Louisiana and went on to Central Methodist University to graduate with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing and am a registered nurse. For the two years after graduation I worked at Pike County Memorial Hospital and I look forward to continuing to serve the county I grew up in. In my spare time I enjoy playing slow pitch softball, spending time with my husband, our children and playing with our dogs Willie & Waylon."

Contact Kelsey: 573-324-2111 ext. 115

Carolyn Orf, RN
Home Health & Hospice Director

"Hello, my name is Carolyn and I am a lifelong resident of Pike County. I am married with 4 children, and 5 beautiful grandchildren. I have been in the healthcare field since 1986, earning my RN at Hannibal-LaGrange. In my spare time I loves spending time with my family and outdoor activities including hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. I am very excited to be working with the community in which I am from, serving and caring for our local residents, helping grow the Pike County Home Health & Hospice programs, and working with the wonderful staff here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice."

Contact Carolyn: 573-324-2111 ext. 103

Robyn Orf, LPN
Maternal/Child Health & Public Health Nurse

"Hello! My name is Roby Orf LPN. I am the Maternal & Child Health/Public Health Nurse at Pike County Health Department Home Health & Hospice. My duties in this role include public health nursing, immunization administration, child health care consultation and CPR/First Aid instruction and health education. I have been an employee of PCHD since 2005. I received my nursing licensure and IV certification at Moberly Area Community College in 1995. Since I started working here, I have been able to touch the lives of many in our community. Seeing the smiles on the patient’s faces and helping others is what truly warms my heart. My coworkers/friends at PCHD make coming to work easy. It is a true pleasure to work with such a wonderful family."

Contact Robyn: 573-324-2111 ext. 127

Judy Ray
Certified Aide

"Hi! My name is Judy Ray. I have worked for Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice since May 2016 as a Certified Aide, and I love it! As a Home Health Aide, I assist our patients with personal hygiene needs from bed baths, showers, to standing near by in case of a need. I also assist with shaving, washing/rolling hair, and dressing. The amount of assistance is determined by the needs of the patient and I also try to spend time just visiting with the patient, as some have limited visitors. The part of my job that I love the most is working with our hospice patients and their families. I often form a bond with them and truly consider it an honor and privilege to be asked to care for their loved one and to be a part of their lives. I have met some wonderful and memorable people. Working here is actually a retirement job for me, as I am a retired public school teacher. I ended my career in education at Louisiana R-11 School District as a Speech Language Pathologist. I attended Fontbonne University in Claton, Missouri and Ritenour High School in Overland, Missouri. I enjoy working with people and both of these positions have allowed that. Bowling Green has been my home for 28 years. I moved here from Hannibal with my son, Scott. I am a member of the Pike County Fair Board and Good Shepard Lutheran Church. I am a past member of the Louisiana Elementary Bullpup Boosters, the Bowling Green Jaycees and the Region III Council for Developmental Disabilities."

Contact Judy: 573-324-2111 ext. 125

Kim Reid
Public Health Assistant

"My name is Kim Reid, I am a Public Health Assistant, WIC Certifier and a certified Home Health Aide. Since 2003 I have been employed here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I have a Certificate in phlebotomy and enjoy my job here. I like that I am able to fill in practically any job that is needed, and I enjoy working with the public. I was raised in Louisiana, and moved to Bowling Green in 2002 with my husband Phillip, two daughters Kirsten and McKinley, and my step son Brock. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, canning, and spending time with friends and family."

Contact Kim: 573-324-2111 ext. 121

Jennifer Schumacher
Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator

"Hi, my name is Jennifer Schumacher and I am your Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I was born and raised in Savannah, MO. I attended Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO where I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Marketing in 2004. I also met my husband, Brian at NWMSU. I moved to Bowling Green in 2006 and began working at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. As Administrative Assistant/Event Coordinator, I take care of the Home Care & Hospice Foundation financials, memorials, and various Human Resource tasks along with new daily tasks that come about. I also plan the Annual Valentine Gala, Run for Your Life 5k and the Cookies and Cocoa with Santa. I love that we are able to give back to such a generous community."

Contact Jennifer: 573-324-2111 ext. 135

Sandy Smith, RN
PRN Public Health Nurse

Contact Sandy: 573-324-2111 ext. 112

Jeannie Stuckey, LPN
Home Health & Hospice Admissions Coordinator

"Hello! My name is Jeannie Stuckey, I am a Bowling Green native graduated at BGHS in the class of 97’. In 1998 I began working for Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice and have been employed here ever since. I started my career at PCHD as Public Health Nurse, Home Health & Hospice LPN Field Nurse, and am now currently serving as the Home Health & Hospice Admissions Coordinator. I love that my job keeps me involved in the community, and that I work with such an amazing group of people. I am married to my Husband Travis, and together we have 6 children. Two of whom are 1 year old twins that I am constantly chasing after. When I am not chasing after toddlers, I am watching my daughter Shelby play Softball for BGHS. I have a very large, very close-knit family who I love spending my free time and holidays with."

Contact Jeannie: 573-324-2111 ext. 131

Rhonda Stumbaugh, RN

“Hi! My name is Rhonda Stumbaugh and I am the Administrator at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I earned my RN in 1991 and started working with the Pike County Home Health Agency in 1992. I began as a field staff nurse case manager for Home Health and Hospice in 1992 and became the Home Health Coordinator in 1996. I served as the Agency Interim Administrator in June of 2008 until November of 2009.In December of 2008, I took the position of Public Health Coordinator and I was named the D.O.N. in June of 2011 when we moved into our new building. I accepted the Administrator position in 2017. I truly love my job because I work for a wonderful agency that gives me the opportunity to serve my community in a way that helps people in their time of need. I have been able to experience through my years all of our programs from starting in Home Health and then Hospice as a field staff nurse case manager and taking care of patients in their home to now being in the Administrative role in Public Health, Home Health and Hospice. I feel every position that I have held has been beneficial and has made me a better leader because of my experiences. Another reason I love my job is that it has given me the opportunity to continue to work for the agency in different capacities. My role under the Health Department ismuch different but just as rewarding. I am now gaining knowledge and focusing on prevention which has enabled me to get out into the public to educate and collaborate with partners in our community to help us become a safe, healthy community. I serve on two community partnerships groups as well as a regional committee in Marion County. Having my BLS instructor certification as well as my Safe Sitter instructor certification, has made it possible for the health department to offer more programs and educational classes. I feel very blessed to work for this Agency with my wonderful co-workers and look forward to continuing to serve this community.”

Contact Rhonda: 573-324-2111 ext. 101

Justin Tepen
Physical Therapist

Justin Tepen is one of our Physical Therapist for our Home Health program that assists when needed.

Rhiannon Terrill
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor

"Hi! I am Rhiannon Terrill, your Breastfeeding Peer Counselor in Hannibal, MO. I live in Hannibal with my husband of 16 years, Shane, and our FIVE boys! I have a bachelor’s degree in teaching, currently collecting dust somewhere in my basement. I have 7 years of personal breastfeeding experience with my own children and have been providing informal breastfeeding consulting and support for over 13 years with my friends and family. I have been in this role for 3+ years and continue to be amazed that something I have done for free, for years turned into a paying job! I love having the opportunity to work with a mom to identify issues and be there for her when she is so tired she can hardly think. I truly believe that helping a mother successfully breastfeed, emotionally changes her for life. I am in the business of empowering moms and I love it!”

Jessica Tredway

"Hi! My name is Jessica Tredway and I am the receptionist here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I graduated Louisiana high school in 2005. I finished cosmetology school in 2006 and worked in a local salon for 5 years. I moved to the St Louis area in 2009 and just moved back to pike county in 2017.  I have 2 daughters, Chloe & Harlow that mean the WORLD to me and a small dog named Tinkerbell.  We love to shop and watch the FOOD network. I love being able to help others and my goal at the end of each day is to make someone smile." 

Contact Jessica: 573-324-2111 ext. 128

Karisa Truetken
WIC Clerk

"Hello! My name is Karisa and I serve as WIC Clerk here at PCHD. I started in 2021 and enjoy working with Pike County families to help their children succeed. I grew up in Kansas and currently reside outside of Eolia. I am a former middle school teacher, earned a Bilingual Pre-K - 8th Grade Certificate and received my Bachelors in Spanish & Latin America Studies. My family includes my husband Floyd and our children Jake, Ethan & Katherine. In my free time I like to travel, take photos and watch wildlife. "

Contact Karisa: 573-324-2111 ext. 128

Hospice Social Worker

"Hi! My name is Carrie Wells and I am the Hospice Social Worker. I started working for the Pike County Health Department in November 2015 assisting with implementing a new behavioral health program as well as providing outpatient substance abuse and mental health counseling to residents of Pike County. In January 2019 I made the decision to change to the hospice program to follow my passion of helping families and loved ones through this difficult life process. I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Psychology degree in 2011 and obtained my Master’s of Social Work degree from Boston University in 2016. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have also been a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor with the State of Missouri since 2009. I have worked in a variety of settings including outpatient mental health facilities, community counseling agencies, hospice, Department of Corrections, and substance abuse treatment facilities. I currently live in rural Ralls County with my husband, Anthony and our daughter, Brianna but I feel absolutely blessed to be able to travel to Pike County each day to work in such a warm and caring community."

Contact Carrie: 573-324-2111 ext. 119

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