UCHD, Protecting Your Health.


Sunday, 28 August 2011 00:30

Staff Directory

The functions of the Union County Health Department are covered by a group of caring individuals. Below is our staff directory, including titles and program areas. All individuals may be reached by phone at 937-642-2053. If you receive an automated message, please dial the appropriate extension below. Staff may also be contacted via email. Email addresses all follow the same pattern: firstname.lastname@uchd.net.  If you are unsure who to send an email to, please send a message to contact@uchd.net 

The Union County Health Department leadership team consists of the Health Commissioner and the division directors. The leadership team is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Union County Health Department and reports to the Union County Board of Health. 


Jason Orcena

Health Commissioner

ext. 2044

Gretchen Krantz

Vital Registrar & Senior Administrative Assistant

ext. 2060

Jennifer Thrush

Public Information Officer

ext. 2047

Tim Kelley

Accreditation Coordinator

645-2048 (press 2)



Paul Bresson

Fiscal Officer

ext. 2033


Ashley Mitchell

Deputy Director of Administration
Human Resources

ext. 2026

Michelle Amrine

Fiscal Assistant

ext. 2034

Diane Morrison

Administrative Assistant & Deputy Registrar

ext. 2030


Teresa Jackson

Administrative Assistant

ext. 2038

Environmental Health

marcia dreiseidel

Marcia Dreiseidel

Director of Environmental Health

ext. 2040

jim cogar

Jim Cogar

Deputy Director of Environmental Health
Sanitarian - Residential Sewage & Well Systems Program

ext. 2041

Melissa Henry

Sanitarian - Food Program, Nuisance Complaints

ext. 2042

holly rast

Holly Rast

Sanitarian - Food Program, Residential Sewage & Well Systems Program

ext. 2043

Adam Schultz

Sanitarian - Residential Sewage & Well Systems Program, Food Program

ext. 2053

Paul Ithenya

Sanitarian-In-Training - Residential Sewage & Well Systems Program

ext. 2029

Vic Olszewski

Plumbing Inspector

ext. 2025

Joe Morris

Administrative Assistant

ext. 2039


Zach Colles

Epidemiologist & Environmental Health Technician

ext. 2062


Allison Zandarski

Environmental Health Program Coordinator - Septic System Operation & Maintenance Program

ext. 2028

Health Promotion and Planning

shawn sech

Shawn Sech

Director of Health Promotion & Planning

ext. 2045

liz fries Elizabeth Fries
Deputy Director of Health Promotion & Planning

ext. 2031

shawnna jordan Shawnna Jordan  Health Planner - Traffic Safety & Pedestrian Injury Prevention

ext. 2032    

Doug Matthews Health Planner - Creating Healthy Communities ext. 2027
uchd Rebecca Honaker Health Planner - Older Adult Falls Injury Prevention

ext. 2049

uchd Zach Watson Communication Specialist - Social Media

ext. 2063

rick roush Rick Roush Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

ext. 2035

Mary Salimbene Merriman Epidemiologist ext. 2062
Vacant Zach Colles Epidemiologist & Environmental Health Technician ext. 2062
uchd Sally Basner Early Head Start Home Visitor ext. 2051


JoyceRichmond Joyce Richmond Director of Nursing

ext. 2054

SueLisman Sue Lisman Public Health Nurse - Communicable Disease/Immunizations

ext. 2056

susie knox Susie Knox

Public Health Nurse - Prenatal Clinic

ext. 2059

Kim Prior Public Health Nurse - Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) & School Nursing Services

ext. 2055

Krista Finch Certified Nurse Practitioner - Sexual Health Clinic ext. 2057
uchd Regina Lopez-Wurth Public Health Nurse - Sexual Health Clinic ext. 2036
uchd Vacant Public Health Nurse - Immunizations & Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) ext. 2261
tina conrad Tina Conrad Senior Administrative Assistant & Medical Billing

ext. 2058

Women, Infant & Children (WIC)- Delaware General Health District

The Women, Infant and Childrens (WIC) program is provided through a partnership with the Delaware General Health District. The staff working on this program are employees of the DGHD. If you would like to contact these individuals, you can call our main number at 937-642-2053 or you may email them. Email addresses for DGHD staff follow the pattern firstintiallastname@delawarehealth.org.

mani syar Mani Syar


ext. 2061

dawn wright Dawn Wright


ext. 2061

Miah Wurtsbaugh

Breastfeeding Peer Helper

ext. 2049

linda wolcott Linda Wolcott Administrative Assistant

ext. 2064

Published in About Us