- Rockford Public Library announces choice for new director
- 27 businesses penalized for selling alcohol to minors
- Woman, two teens arrested following narcotics investigation
- Former county officials charged with theft
- New Zion Baptist participates in National Back to Church Sunday Sept. 21
- Donors celebrate new school health center
- Debris cleanup underway near Fordham Dam
- Some good, some bad in Obama executive order on protecting antibiotics
- Two arrested on cannabis charges after search of detached garage on North Henrietta
- Man guilty of drug charges faces 60 years in prison
Health department welcomes Lisa Gonzalez
The Winnebago County Health Department (WCHD) named Lisa Gonzalez, MPH, as the new Family Health Services Center (FHS) director.
The Family Health Services Center has more than 59 staff members and an annual budget of $3.8 million. Gonzalez will oversee all the maternal child programs offered at the health department, which include the Women Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, Family Case Management, High Risk Infant Follow-up, Targeted Intensive Prenatal (TIP), Childhood Immunizations, Well Child Exams, Lead Screening, Genetics, Child Care Consulting, Health Works, Adolescent and School Health Initiatives, Blackhawk Park School-Linked Health Center, and the Violence Prevention Collaborative.
Gonzalez joins WCHD with more than a decade of public health experience. She has worked at both the DeKalb and Boone County health departments, in Community Health Promotion, Personal Health Services, and most recently as co-director of the Boone County Health Department. She has a bachelor of science degree in community health education and a master’s degree in public health with emphasis in health administration. Both degrees are from Northern Illinois University. She is an active volunteer with The Haven Network and has been a past board member with the Boone County University of Illinois Extension Council and the Community Action Agency.
From the March 21-27, 2012, issue