Board and Staff Members


Board Members

Title Name Term Expiration
Chairperson Dr. Victoria Damba Term expires 04/2021
Secretary Sharon Carron Term expires 04/2020
Treasurer Jack Marler Term expires 04/2020
Member John Poston Term expires 04/2021
Member Sherry Cauley Term expires 04/2021

Our Board members are elected by the citizens of St.Francois County
for a four (4) year term.  Our Board members do not receive any compensation
for their services.  Candidates for the Board of Trustees must be a citizen of
the United States, a resident of the State of Missouri one year preceding their
election, a resident taxpayer of St. Francois County and be at least 21 years of age.

The Board of Trustees are responsible for developing public health policy,
making rules and regulations for their own guidance and for the
governing of the St. Francois County Health Department.

The Trustees determine the rate of the tax levy, not to exceed
the level established by the voters of 0.10, annually.

The Board meets at the St. Francois County Health Center on
the fourth Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM.

You may contact any of our Board members by sending an email to:

You may leave a telephone message for our Board members with our receptionist.
Please call: 

Staff Members

Name: Title: Department:
Jessica McKnight MPA –    Director Administration/Registrar
Amber Elliott RN, BSN – Assistant Director Administration
Tonya Pitts Administrative Assistant Administration
Kathy Parish Senior Office Support Assistant Administration
Stephanie Hedgcorth Immunization Biller/Office Support Assistant Clerical
Jon Peacock BS, EPHS –  Department Supervisor Environmental Health
Rosemarie Mier MS – Environmental Public Health Specialist Environmental Health
John Wiseman BS – Environmental Public Health Specialist Environmental Health
Mary Cunningham Senior Office Support Assistant Environmental Health
 Linda Ragsdale RN-Nursing Supervisor/Child Day Care Education Program Nursing Staff
Liz Maserang RN Nursing Staff
Ethan White
Leslie Tedder



 Nursing Staff
Nursing Staff
Kerry Jennings Office Support Assistant  Nursing
Katie Nicholson RN-MCM Ryan White
Jordan Blum Case Manager Ryan White
Julie Hackworth Senior Office Support Assistant Vital Records/Clerical
Cate Reando WIC Coordinator/Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist WIC Staff
Breanna Griffin Nutritionist WIC Staff
Julie Brischle Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist WIC Staff
Kyrissa Jones WIC Certifier, Office Support Assistant WIC Staff
Crissy Hoff WIC Certifier, Office Support Assistant WIC Staff/Clerical
Jaimie Rion WIC Certifier,Office Support Assistant WIC Staff
Courtney Roth Breastfeeding Peer Counselor WIC Staff
Casey Moore WIC Clerk,Office Support Assistant,Breastfeeding Peer Counselor WIC Staff
Chris Finch


Head of Maintenance/Custodial Care



Our staff members value experience, collaboration,
and diverse opportunities to engage and protect public health.

Our staff is our greatest resource.
Maximizing our staff’s potential to serve, will be your greatest asset.
What can we do for you?