Jean has a long and distinguished career serving the public health field. She graduated with her BS in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and received her Masters of Public Health from the University of Minnesota.
A Wisconsin native, Jean spent nearly a decade working as a public health nurse, four more years working as a public health nursing supervisor, and later, as a Health Officer for Chippewa County, WI.
Jean served for many years as a board member of the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) and has also served as president of the Wisconsin Association for Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB).
Jean has always been passionate about public health. In 2014, Jean was awarded the WPHA Distinguished Service to Public Health Award for her dedication to advancing the health of her local community and the state of Wisconsin.
In the words of the WPHA, “She demonstrated her concern for healthy families with work as co-chair of the Wisconsin Maternal Child Health Advisory Committee, Wisconsin WIC Advisory Committee, local and regional groups working for Children with Special Health Care Needs, Starting Points (services for the homeless), and the Family Support Center of Chippewa County, a violence prevention agency.
She has also worked in the development of Healthy People 2000, development of previous state health plans and public health infrastructure, including development and improvement of state public health data systems.
These are just a few of the many ways and means by which Jean has led the way in public health.”
At Champ, we couldn’t agree more. Everyone who works with Jean is impressed by her sincere passion and advocacy for public health. We are proud to have her on our team.