All departments can be reached by calling 800-210-1921; press 0 for operator and ask for an individual below; or you can email at the email address listed under each name.
Jeffery L. Elliott, BBA
Larry Wile Jr. MD MPH
Frederick A. Johansen, MD MPH
Tina Cox, AAB
Administrative Assistant & Compliance Officer
Danielle Persky, BS
Deputy Health Officer/Director of Health Promotions
George Friday, BS. RS/REH
Director of Health Environmental Health
Julie Beeching, RN BSN
Director of Nursing
Food Service Supervisor
George Kilts, BS
Data Management Administrator
Jennifer Zordan, BS CHES
Director of Emergency Preparedness Coordination
Great Start Collaborative of Cass County Community Advocate Award for 2020 Winner
Congratulations to Danielle Persky, the Deputy Health Officer and Health Promotions Director at Van Buren Cass District Health Department, who has been awarded the Great Start Collaborative of Cass County Community Advocate Award for 2020 for her dedication and efforts working with the Cass County Great Start Collaborative.
Danielle has been a leader at the health department for three and a half years. She has been instrumental in improving the lives of Cass County residents in many ways. In addition to her health promotions/public relations responsibilities, Danielle has taken an active role in many other organizations. She has served leadership roles with United Way of Southwest Michigan, Van Buren Community Health Advisory Council, Southwest Michigan Childcare Resources, Southwest Michigan Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative and Cass County Great Start Collaborative.
Larry Wile, Medical Director at Van Buren Cass District Health Department states, “we at the health department as well as, all in our community are lucky to have Danielle as our public health warrior, she continues to lead the fight to recognize and change the systems and barriers that prevent our residents from improved health and well-being. She is a results driven person, with unique talents in strategic planning, health promotion initiatives, community mobilization pulling various groups together to stay the task on hand. Because of this, she is recognized as a true community asset throughout various service organizations and is very well respected and appreciated. It is nice to see her efforts get rewarded with the Great Start Collaborative of Cass County Community Advocate Award.”