Time and health are two precious assets
that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
-Denis Waitley

He who has health, has hope.
And he, who has hope, has everything.
-Arabian Proverb

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being,
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
-World Health Organization



McDonald County Health Department employs 12 staff to serve the public health needs of the community. All staff are qualified and trained in specific areas of Public Health and perform continuing education yearly.

Special Recognition Staff

Lynn Zumwalt 30 years of devoted service

Nursing Staff


Bill Nollsch, RN Nursing Supervisor


Elsie Mustain, RN


Environmental Staff

Chris Deem, Environmental Public Health Specialist

Public Health Educator

"By doing what I love to do, I hope to continually educate and inspire people making my community a safer and happier place to live."

Brandy Smith, Health Educator

Customer Care

Mindy Sanny

WIC Staff

"I will continually contribute by helping women and children receive proper food knowledge and education"

Roberto Correa, Nutritionist


Karen Buckman, WIC Coordinator

Sarah Wilson, Breastfeeding Peer Counselor


"Closing the gap between patients and employees by helping with communication and translation"

Jose Cardona, WIC Clerk

Kayla Wood, WIC, Billing & Customer Care




"To compassionately understand the needs of those we serve and work diligently to find resources to diminish those needs."

Paige Behm, Admin