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About Us

Board Members


Jamie Gerken, MPH, BSN

Health Commissioner, Defiance County General Health District

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Kim Cupp, RS, MPH

Health Commissioner, Fulton County Health Department

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Kim Rieman, RN, MPH, CHES

Health Commissioner, Putnam County Health Department


Ben Robison, MPH

Health Commissioner, Wood County Health District


Oscar Hernandez

Health Commissioner, Williams County Health District



Anne Goon, MS, RD, LD

Executive Director

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Cathy Henthorn

Records Custodian


Over the years, the PHSCO Health Departments have worked cooperatively on various projects and have entered into memorandums of agreement and formal contracts to share services. With the advent of mandated accreditation for health departments in Ohio, as well as other changes in focus for public health, new models of delivering services were explored.

A Local Government Innovation Grant funded a contract in 2014 with Health Care Perspectives. A report was issued in 2015 with the recommendation to potentially form a Council of Governments to enhance cooperation, yet remain independent entities. A more affordable option was determined through work funded via the state budget. A hybrid model was selected.

PHSCO contracted with the council of government, Mid East Ohio Regional Council (MEORC) for administrative assistance, and PHSCO hired an executive director. This structure was implemented in 2018 and used through early 2021.

Providing solutions for local health departments through collaboration

Our Mission

Maximize Local Health Departments’ Success

Our Vision

Continuous Improvement, Unity, Empowerment, Versatile, Responsive, Fiscal Responsibility, Transparency

Our Values

Keeping accounts

Learn More About PHSCO

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