About Us

The Marion County Department of Public Health partners with state and local public health, policymakers, health care providers, businesses and many others to fulfill our mission of promoting and protecting the health of Iowans.

Our Vision & Mission

Our Vision

Provide health guidance and enforcement for our citizens to have the opportunity to make informed choices regarding their health and wellness, strive for a clean and safe environment, and the assistance to access needed health related services.

Our Mission

Marion County Public Health Department Prevents Disease through Health Promotion and Protection using Assessment, Policy Development and Assurance.

Core Values












Strength Based Approach




Invested in Education

Public Health Staff

Kim Dorn


641-828-2238 ext.3850

Ashley Buckalew

Care for Yourself / Receptionist

641-828-2238 ext. 3821

Aspen Parks

I-Smile Dental Assistant

641-828-2238 ext. 3838

Barb Tate

Home Care Aide


Christina Van Vark

Assistant Director / Immunizations

641-828-2238 ext. 3824

Courtney McCarty

I-Smile Dental Assistant

641-828-2238 ext. 3841

Darcy Woodland

Parents As Teachers

641-828-2238 ext. 3843

Del Bennett

First Five / General Assistance

641-828-2238 ext. 3836

Emily Des Planque

Maternal & Child Health

641-828-2238, ext. 3842

Felicia Hazelton

Jasper County Parents as Teachers

641-828-2238 ext. 3845

Jeremy Carlson

First Five / General Assistance / WIC

641-828-2238 ext. 3832

Jessica Steele

Tobacco Coordinator

641-828-2238, ext. 3865

Judi Van Hulzen

Public Health Nurse

641-828-2238 ext. 3830

Keri Emerick

Jasper County Parents as Teachers

641-828-2238 ext. 3845

Lacie Kinney


641-828-2238 ext. 3834

Linsey Spoelstra

Service Area 1C Contrat Coordinator

641-828-2238 ext. 3809

Melissa Woodhouse

I-Smile Coordinator / Dental Hygienist

641-828-2238 ext. 3840

Michelle Pennington

Service Area 1C Health Equity Coordinator

641-828-2238 ext. 3806

Rae King

HPP Coordinator

641-828-2238, ext. 3839

Sharon Lyons

Parents as Teachers

641-828-2238, ext. 3844

Stacy Haas

First Five Coordinator / General Assistance

641-828-2238 ext. 3835

Susan Kennedy

Service Area 1C EMS Coordinator

641-828-2238 ext. 3807

Teresa Higginbotham

Public Health Preparedness Planner

641-828-2238 ext. 3855

Teri Van Kooten

EMS Local Service Area Coordinator

641-828-2238 ext. 3853

Wendy Bingham

Public Health Nurse

641-828-2238, ext. 3829

Environmental Health

Leigh Walker

Environmental Health Program Manager

641-828-2238 ext. 3846

Cameron Kleinschmidt

Environmental Health Assistant

641-828-2238 ext. 3847

Senior Nutrition

Jill Worthington

Senior Nutrition Program Coordinator, Service Area 1C Planner


Job Opportunities

Please Check the Marion County Human Resources Department website for current openings in our department! 

Apply here: https://www.marioncountyiowa.gov/human_resources/employment/

If you have any questions, call 641-828-2238 or send an email to publichealth@marioncountyiowa.gov.


Marion County Board of Health

2022 Board Members

Ann Huyser Chair
Dr. Dale Lensing Vice Chair
Mark Raymie Member
Robin Pfalzgraph Member
Dr. Shannon Remington Medical Director

2022 Board of Health Minutes and Agendas

09.27.2022 BOH Agenda

08.23.2022 BOH Agenda

08.04.2022 BOH Agenda

06.28.2022 BOH Agenda

05.24.2022 BOH Agenda

04/28/2022 BOH Agenda

01.25.2022 BOH Agenda

01.2022 BOH Special Meeting

2021 Board of Health Minutes and Agendas

12.28.2021 BOH Agenda

11.30.2021 BOH Agenda

10.26.2021 BOH Agenda

09.23.2021 BOH Agenda

No August 2021 BOH Meeting Held

07.27.2021 Minutes
07.27.2021 BOH Agenda

No June 2021 BOH Meeting Held

05.25.2021 Minutes
05.25.2021 BOH Agenda

04.27.2021 Minutes
04.27.2021 BOH Agenda

02.2021 Minutes
02.23.2021 BOH Agenda/Minutes

01.26.2021 BOH Agenda

2020 Board of Health Minutes & Agendas

03.18.2020 BOH COVID19 Event

11.24.2020 BOH Agenda

12.29.2020 BOH Agenda

Past Board of Health Minutes & Agendas

Past Board of Health Minutes and Agendas are available upon request.

Contact us

Call Us

(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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