Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice Board Members
Chairman – Jerry Hickerson
Vice Chairman – Karl Dewey
Secretary – Joyce MeGown
Treasurer – Rosie Lewis
Member – Marla Reid
Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice Staff
Brother Don is our hospice chaplain, he also facilitates our bereavement support group.
WIC Coordinator & Nutritionist
"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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 123
RN Case Manager
"Hi my name is Paige Baker, I have been a resident of Bowling Green all of my life. I graduated from Bowling Green High, spent time in the Army National Guard and Reserves for 3 years, obtained my LPN in 2009, and went on to receive my RN in 2017 from Hannibal Lagrange University. I am excited to be a part of PCHD’s Home Health and Hospice team as an RN case manager. I am passionate about health and foods and I love to share that with others. I love to not only be able to care for others but to educate them on ways to better care for themselves. I am a wife and mom and love spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and traveling. I am proud to be serving others as a nurse in my home town community. " Contact Paige: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 110
Mary Jo Barr
Public Health Executive Assistant
"Hello, my name is Mary Jo Barr and I have worked for the Pike County Health Department for over 38 years, starting in 1977. At that time, the then called “Pike County Nursing Service”, was in the Courthouse and we had no computers, we relied solely on typewriters. In 2000 we moved to the old “county jail” until 2011 when we moved into our beautiful new facility at 1 Healthcare Place.
I have seen many changes over the years – mainly the addition of the computer. I thought for sure I would never be able to learn to use one and would have to quit my job, but with lots of practice, frustration and anger, I learned and now don’t know what I would do without one.
I have filled many roles, including WIC Coordinator for 32 years and public health administrative assistant, which entails any duties necessary to assist the nurses and conduct various business of the agency. I love working with the public and am so proud of the growth and many new programs we have added over the past several years. This is due to very dedicated and professional staff members who wear many hats and have a strong desire to serve the residents of the area."
Contact Mary Jo: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 118
“Hi, my name is Amy! I am a graduate of Monroe City High school and received my RN from Hannibal LaGrange University in 2009. Since receiving my RN I have worked at Hannibal Regional Hospital and now my role here as Hospice Coordinator. I have been living in the Bowling Green area since 2008 where I currently reside. My husband, three children and I live in rural Pike County on a farm and I love it there. We have lots of farm animals, and a family dog. I love spending time with my family and children, we like to camp and relax on our front porch.
Before I became Hospice Coordinator I was an RN Case Manager for our Home Health & Hospice programs. I absolutely love being able to care for patients and their families in their time of need, and I feel I have been able to ensure our patients comfort and level of exceptional care in both roles. I enjoy being able to ensure that our patients receive the upmost level of compassion, that their needs are met, it is a smooth process, and that they are satisfied with our hospice team." Contact Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 130
"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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 140
Don Borgenson is our Occupational Therapist for our Home Health Program.
Elizabeth Cannon is our Speech Therapist for our Home Health Program.
Hospice Administrative Assistant
"My name is Becky Carroll and what I love most about being PCHD’s Hospice 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. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 133
Home Health Administrative Assistant
"Hi, my name is Lynda Colbert. I am the Home Health Administrative Assistant. I’ve been with the agency since January 3rd, 1974. Yep, that’s a long time. I’ve seen tremendous changes throughout the agency in the past 41 years. I’ve worked with many wonderful people over the years who have helped us grow. I feel we have one of the best nursing staffs anywhere. These nurses go to great lengths to help their patients.
I thank those who saw the need for the Hospice Program and those that have worked so hard to expand our WIC and Immunizations programs. I’m thankful for all the family’s we have had the honor of serving. It’s a wonderful feeling to be a part of something that serves our whole community so well. I love my job!" Contact Lynda: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 102
Per Diem LPN Field Staff Nurse
Susan is one of our "as needed" nurses whom helps fill in when we need the assistance.
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 139
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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 122
Physical Therapist Assistant
Codi Crisman is one of our Physical Therapist Assistants for our Home Health Program.
LPN Field Staff Nurse & WIC Certifier
"Hello, my name is Jessica Cunningham and I am currently a Field staff LPN and WIC Certifier for Pike County Home Health & Hospice. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 Home Health ext. 125, WIC ext. 138
Patrick Cuppy is one of our Physical Therapists for our Home Health Program
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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 126
Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
"Hi! My name is Leah Diffey and I am proud to be the Breastfeeding Peer Counselor at the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice. I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and have been certified as a BFPC through the Loving Support training offered by the WIC program. I am available to support and educate pregnant and breastfeeding women in the Pike County area.
I believe it is very important for moms to feel supported and empowered so they may reach their breastfeeding goals. I am glad that I am able to help with this. Breastfeeding classes, support group, and breast pump rental are available at the Health Department." Contact Leah: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 136
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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 134
Public Health Coordinator
"Hello! My name is Kim Gamm RN BSN CDE and I am the Maternal & Child Health Coordinator/Chronic Disease 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 a grant funded program for chronic disease self-management. Since that time I have expanded my knowledge and roles in regards to public health nursing. As the Maternal & Child Health Coordinator I work on priority health issues involving women and children in our community through prevention and education. Through this role I also provide lead case management for children with elevated lead levels and their families. In 2007, I became a Certified Child Passenger Safety technician and implemented the car seat education program at PCHD.
My chronic disease/health education duties include coordinating the Pike County Diabetes Counseling Program, which is a nationally recognized education program by the American Diabetes Association. In 2010, I obtained my Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) certification and recently renewed this status for five more years. I am also a certified Basic Life Support CPR instructor through the American Heart Association and a certified Safe Sitter instructor and assist with teaching community CPR and babysitting classes.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 117
Per Diem RN Case Manager
"Hi! My name is Hillary and I am an RN Case 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 riding horses, making glass jewelry, and refinishing furniture."
"I began work at Pike County Health Dept. in September 2004. I previously worked for St. Louis County Health Dept. for 13 years. During that time I worked as an Environmental inspector for Air Pollution Control, and in the Waste Management department. I live in Winfield, I enjoy Bow Hunting, Fishing, and my dogs. Happily married since 1999." Contact Glen: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 113
RN Case Manager
"My name is Kelsey Henderson, 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, and playing with my dogs Willie & Waylon." Contact Kelsey: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 115
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." Contact Leanne: email@example.com
Lindsey Johnson is one of our Home Health Physical Therapists.
Home Health Aide
"Hello! My name is Melissa, and I have been employed with Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice since 2015 as a Certified Home Care Aide. I am a member of the Louisiana Fire Department and am certified in First Aid and CPR. What I love most about my job is being able to make people smile. My father owns Lesley’s Hallmark in Louisiana where I work as well. For 5 years I worked for Ruth Jensen Village before beginning my career here at PCHD.
I am originally from Louisiana and graduated High school there. In my spare time I really enjoy painting, and being around family and friends. I have a huge heart and I am always trying to smile. I am the baby of my parents 7 children, 3 boys and 4 girls, and I also have a step sister and brother." Contact Melissa: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111
"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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 124
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 114
Physical Therapist Assistant
Robbie McMorris is one of our Physical Therapist Assistants for our Home Health Program.
Thea is our Message Therapist for our Home Health & Hospice programs.
Home Health Coordinator & Nursing Supervisor
"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 Program, and working with the wonderful staff here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice." Contact Carolyn: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 103
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. As a Public Health Nurse, I visit homebound patients within our community performing various nursing services from setting up medications to drawing blood and taking blood pressures. As part of the immunization program, I administer immunizations to children of all ages against vaccine preventable diseases and ensure they meet the recommended requirements to attend school. Vaccinations start at birth and run through our last years of life and at PCHD these vaccines are offered in the office as well as through community clinics. As the Child Care Health Consultant, I work with daycare providers in Pike and Lincoln Counties to provide education on the health and wellbeing of our children and serve as a community resource. I also visit the daycares and spend time with the kids as well, providing Health Promotion activities. As an American Heart Association certified CPR Instructor, I schedule, coordinate and teach CPR and First Aid classes within our community. With the help of two other CPR instructors, Kim Gamm RN and Rhonda Stumbaugh RN, we are educating the community on what to do in emergency situations.
These are just some of my responsibilities to the agency. I try to help out in any way I can to promote our agency and help our public grow together. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 127
Home Health Aide
"Hi! My name is Judy Ray. I have worked for Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice since May 2016 as a Home Health 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: email@example.com 573-324-2111
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 121
"My name is Teresa, I have lived in the Bowling Green area my entire life and am a Bowling Green High School graduate. I have always lived out in the country and still reside in the outskirts of town with my husband Corey, my two sons Kyle & Kory, and stepdaughter Tami. I worked for the county for over 8 years, I love the STL Cardinals, and I very much enjoy spending time with my friends and family." Contact Teresa: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 100
Occupational Therapist Assistant
"Hello, my name is Becky. I live in Warrenton with my husband of 24 years. We have three children together, Brianna, Maria, and Glenn Jr. I enjoy spending time cooking and baking for my family and friends. I enjoy woodworking and working on cars/trucks with my husband. I have worked with the geriatric population the majority of my life and have been a COTA since 1997. Most of my career was spent in SN7, and I very much enjoy working with patients in their own home.”
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 135
RN Case Manager
"Hi my name is Cori, I am a 2003Warren County R-III high school graduate. I was involved in many sports such as cheerleading, dance, soccer, and roller hockey. Believe it or not, I played on a women’s traveling roller hockey team and we won a national championship! I also played on a coed team and got to beat up boys (haha!). I graduated with my LPN from Hannibal Career and Tech in 2011 and finished my Bachelor’s degree at Hannibal LaGrange University. Shortly after that, I went back to bridge to become an RN. I do not feel like nursing is my job. I truly believe it is my calling and my passion.
I love being married to my best friend for almost 10 years! We live in Louisiana with our 4 beautiful children, Luke, Mya, and our twin girls Ava and Emma. I have two brothers and three sisters and grew up in House Springs, MO. and then moved to Warrenton when I was 10, where my mother still resides.
I was nervous to make a change to Home Health & Hospice as I recently lost my father. However, I feel my experience with him having cancer and being on that side of the situation will only help me be better for my patients and their families.” Contact Cori: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 129
RN Case Manager
"Hi! My name is Jessica Stoops. I received my LPN from Pike Lincoln Tech Center in 2004 and then received my RN in 2006 from Sanford Brown. I have worked in long term care, interventional telemetry, ICU and Med Surg. I have lived in Louisiana, MO for most of my life and have four children who all attend Louisiana Schools. I look forward to working in the community that I grew up in, and helping people improve their health." Contact Jessica: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 132
"Hi! My name is Sheila Storts and I am the Billing Assistant here at Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice. I have been here since 1993 and I find my position to be very rewarding, I absolutely love doing medicare billing for the Agency. For 13 years I owned my own Sears catalog store, and I love to read in my spare time. I currently reside in Curryville with my husband whom I share 4 children and 8 grandchildren with." Contact Sheila: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 111
Home Health Team Leader
"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 Team Leader. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 131
“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: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 101
Justin Tepen is one of our Physical Therapist for our Home Health program.
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!” Contact Rhiannon: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Hello, my name is Rolando Vazquez and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the Pike County Health Department’s Behavioral Health program. I obtained my LCSW License in 1992 and had been working with people with Intellectual Disabilities in Pike County since 1985. Since 1992 I have had the opportunity to work as a social worker in a number of settings and with many different groups. What all these settings had in common was that they allowed me to provide a service which I felt was of benefit to the people I was working with. Although I have only been with PCHD for a short time, I am thrilled to be able to provide needed behavioral health services to the community that was so instrumental in my professional work career." Contact Rolando: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 112
Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Counselor
"My name is Carrie Wells and I am the Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Social Worker for Pike County Behavioral Health Services (a new program within the Pike County Health Department, Home Health and Hospice). I started working for this program in November 2015 and have spent time implementing this new behavioral health program as well as providing outpatient substance abuse and mental health counseling to residents of Pike County.
I graduated with my Bachelor’s in Psychology degree in 2011 and recently obtained my Master’s of Social Work degree from Boston University. 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 look forward to serving the Pike County community and providing quality mental health and substance abuse services to residents that may be struggling to find resources." Contact Carrie: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 119
Per Diem LPN Field Staff Nurse
"My name is Diana Williams, and I am originally from North Carolina where I worked in nursing homes for over 17 years. I have also served in a VA home in Mexico, MO, as well as Integrity Home Health (pediatrics). I have been working with PCHD since early 2015 and I love that I can meet new clients, and the feeling I get when I can make a difference in someone’s life. I currently live in Farber with my husband, and we share 3 wonderful grown children, and 3 amazing grandchildren. In my free time I enjoy sewing, exploring new cooking recipes, and exploring flea markets."
Hospice Social Worker
"Hello, my name is Anna and I am originally from southeast Missouri. In 2001 I completed my Masters in Social Work at SLU. While spending a year in California my husband and I started our family and were eager to move back to the Midwest. We relocated to Northern Missouri nearly 8 years ago and are happy to call this area, “home.” We now are blessed with 4 children who keep us happy and hopping.
In free time I enjoy hiking, biking, reading, as well as fishing and weinie roasts with the family. When time allows I volunteer at my children’s school and assist with AWANA at our local place of worship. As young as I can remember, I had interest in helping others and empowering others to make positive changes. I volunteered at local nursing homes during high school and during college obtained employment there. My experience includes community mental health, school systems, grief work, as well as working with women with substance use and trauma history.
I have special interests which include Dialectical Behavior therapy, reiki as well as incorporating essential oils and yoga into improving one’s mind, body, and spirit. My father’s family history of Huntington’s disease led to early experiences with nursing care and personal hospice experiences. Since this time I have had a desire to give back and be a part of the caring hospice teams who help prepare individuals and their families for the transition to end of life care. Hospice made such a difference in preparing our family for my father’s death and my goal and hope is to extend this care and support to the families we serve.” Contact Anna: email@example.com 573-324-2111 ext. 142
Home Health Clinical Manager
"Hi, my name is Kimberly Yoder. I am an RN working for Pike County Health Department, Home Health & Hospice as the Home Health Clinical Manager. I graduated from Hannibal- LaGrange College in 2008 as an RN. I then received my BSN from Mizzou in 2011. I have worked at PCHD since January 2012. I have previously worked at Hannibal Regional Hospital on the Med/Surg Unit." Contact Kim: firstname.lastname@example.org 573-324-2111 ext. 116