Staff Directory

The Perry County Health Department has been providing public health services to Perry County Residents for over 40 years. Our focus is to provide services to individuals, families, and the community to prevent the spread of diseases and injuries, protect against environmental health hazards, and promote healthy behaviors and lifestyles. The Perry County Health Department also protects and promotes the health of the citizens through community assessment, policy development and assurance. We partner with many organizations and community groups to address and resolve health related issues and concerns.

Some of the services we offer have eligibility requirements, while other services are available to everyone. Clients will not be refused services due to inability to pay.

The health department is governed by a five member elected board of trustees.


Liz House, MPH
* Director

JoAnn Bachmann, RN
* Child Care Nurse Consultation Coordinator
* Nursing Supervisor

Angelia Schuessler
* Administrative Assistant / Office Manager
* Child Passenger Safety Tech.
* Notary Public

Danielle Verseman, RN, BSN
* Certified Lactation Counselor
* CPR Instructor
* Immunization Coordinator
* Child Passenger Safety Tech.

Amy Hector, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse

Yvonne Spears, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse

Jewelia Leuckel, RN, BSN
Public Health Nurse
*Communicable Disease Coordinator

Vickie Otte
* Nursing Assistant

Nicole Johnson
* Contact Tracer
* Medical Assistant

Melanie Honaas
* Environmental Public Health Specialist

Taylor Brady, MS
* Environmental Public Health Specialist
* Emergency Planner

Cynthia Upton-Troutman
* WIC Coordinator
* Nutritionist
* Notary Public

Kaysie Hotop, RD, LD
* Health Educator

Doris Kiefer
* WIC Clerk

Lisa Richardet
*Office Support Staff

Lynnzie McGraw
* Office Support Staff

Katelyn Pecaut
* Office Support Staff