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

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