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517 Court Street, Room 105, Neillsville, WI 54456  |  Phone: (715) 743-5105  |  Fax: (715) 743-5115

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Staff

Director  Brittany Mews

brittany.mews@co.clark.wi.us

Brittany graduated from UW-Eau Claire with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in May of 2009. She started working as a Public Health Nurse with the Clark County Health Department in 2009, later became the Lead Public Health Nurse, and recently became the Director/Health Officer in 2019.  Every day working in public health continues to “fill her bucket,” and she is proud of every one of her staff members and partners for the collective work/impact they are making in Clark County. As a lifelong resident of Clark County, she is truly honored to be given the opportunity to lead the Health Department.

 

Brittany resides in Clark County with her husband and her 2 little boys (soon to be 3). Some of her hobbies include spending time family and friends, walking/hiking, biking, going to beaches and lakes in the summer, snowmobiling, gardening, and enjoying the outdoors.

Lead Public Health Nurse  Kelsey Wussow

kelsey.wussow@co.clark.wi.us

Kelsey obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from UW-Eau Claire in May 2015, and was hired as a Public Health Nurse for the Clark County Health Department in July 2015. Kelsey took on a new role as the Lead Public Health Nurse in February 2020. Although Kelsey plays a part in several programs, the two main programs that she leads is the Reproductive Health and Immunization programs. Kelsey finds a lot of satisfaction in being a Nurse, but her favorite role is being a Mom to her two, beautiful daughters. When Kelsey is not working, she likes to spend time with her family. December is her favorite month, as preparing for Christmas Day is something she looks forward to every year! Kelsey is excited to continue serving the members of Clark County for many years to come.

Public Health Nurse  Corrine Spencer

corrine.spencer@co.clark.wi.us

Corrine graduated from UW-Eau Claire with her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in May of 2016. After graduation, she worked as a Pediatric Registered Nurse at Marshfield Children’s Hospital for almost 4 years, before transitioning to the Clark County Health Department in March of 2020. She lives at home with her husband, along with their two Labrador fur babies, Wren and Fern. They love spending time “up at the lake” with family and friends, where everyone enjoys fishing and sitting around the campfire. She has loved being able to expand her nursing career, at the Clark County Health Department as a Public Health Nurse, in the way of continuing to help the community. She has always had a special place in her heart for children and their families, and enjoys being able to continue to take care of that population in Clark County.

Public Health Nurse  Katie Cook

kathleen.cook@co.clark.wi.us

Katie graduated from UW Eau Claire with her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in December of 2015. Following graduation, she worked at Marshfield Clinic in the hospital Operating Room, specializing in orthopedic surgery. She started at the Clark County Health Department in September 2019. Katie is involved in many programs including the Prenatal and Postnatal education program, Childhood Lead prevention, Car Seats for Kids, Safe Kids Wood and Clark County, and several other injury prevention programs. Katie loves the education aspect of nursing, and enjoys being on the prevention end of nursing after having worked in the OR. Along with her husband, Ezrah, Katie plans to remain in the area for many years. They recently welcomed a baby girl in December of 2020.  She likes to spend her free time with her family and friends, and loves being outside kayaking, gardening, or going for walks.

Jail Nurse  Lynn Klovas

lynn.klovas@co.clark.wi.us

Lynn has been working in the Clark County Health Department since August 1988.She received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Rochester Community College in June 1981.  Prior to working in the Health Department she gained experience working in a hospital setting in the Emergency Room Department and Critical Care Unit.  Lynn worked in the Home Care Program for 10 years providing skilled nursing care to the home-bound in Clark County.   In 1998 Lynn started working in the Jail Health Program and continues to provide nursing care in the jail.  In addition to working in the jail Lynn works during flu season doing Senior Flu Clinics and Mass School Flu Clinics. In her spare time Lynn enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Environmental Health Specialist II/Sanitarian  Kevin Smith

kevin.smith@co.clark.wi.us

Kevin completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with an emphasis in Environmental Health Sciences from the UW-Milwaukee – Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health in May of 2015. He also completed Bachelor of Science degrees in Biology and Psychology at UW-Milwaukee. Kevin has been an employee of the Clark County Health Department since March of 2017. He is also a Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) and a certified Lead Risk Assessor. Kevin currently administers the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) licensing program for retail, restaurant and recreational facilities, the Clark County Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) – Transient Non-Community public well water monitoring program. Kevin is also involved in the residential fee exempt well water-testing program for residents of Clark County and was awarded the 2018-2019 Wisconsin Environmental Public Health Tracking Mini-Grant to monitor nitrate levels in groundwater throughout Clark County. Kevin also cooperates with various other agencies in Clark County to address environmental health concerns to help ensure the health and safety of Clark County residents. In his free time, Kevin likes to spend time outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing and playing soccer with his friends and family.

Environmental Health Specialist  Dillon Brost

dillon.brost@co.clark.wi.us

Dillon has been working for the Clark County Health Department since July of 2019. He graduated from UW-Stout in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a concentration in Environmental Health. Dillon’s roles at the Health Department includes; well water sampling for the DNR Transient Non-Community program, beach testing, lead investigations, animal bite follow up, environmental concern follow-up, and inspections of restaurants, retail, and recreation facilities. In his free time Dillon likes to go fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and he also enjoys hiking. He looks forward to serving Clark County and seeing where his new career will take him.

Health Educator/P.H. Specialist/Public Information Officer  Rebecca Griesen

rebecca.griesen@co.clark.wi.us

Rebecca has been working at the Health Department since April, 2015.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion/Wellness from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 2012.  She is also a certified Community Health Educator Specialist. 

Some of the projects/programs Rebecca oversees include: Clark County’s Community Health Assessment (CHA); Clark County’s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP); the county-wide Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS); tobacco compliance checks; emergency planning & preparedness; Question, Persuade, Refer suicide-prevention training; and worksite breastfeeding policy.  She is currently the co-chair for Clark County’s Mental/Behavioral Health Task Force and serves as a member on the Eat Right, Be Fit Committee as well as the employee-sponsored Wellness Committee.

 

Rebecca resides in Greenwood with her husband, Aaron.  In her spare time, she enjoys playing trivia with her family and traveling.  Her main bucket list item is to visit all of the 61 National Parks.  Fun fact: Rebecca has hiked to the top of Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak!

Administrative Assistant  Bonnie Mayenschein

bonnie.mayenschein@co.clark.wi.us

Bonnie is a lifelong resident of Neillsville and a 1981 Neillsville High School graduate. She took several business courses through Chippewa Valley Technical College. Bonnie joined the Clark County Health Department in August of 2009 after working several years in the private sector for various local businesses in office environments, once serving as Director of the Neillsville Area Chamber of Commerce. When the opening of Program Assistant II became available it was of interest to her to serve Clark County residents from a different perspective in the local county government form, this was the year of H1N1 and many challenges and changes awaited. She became Administrative Assistant after a few years as responsibilities had increased, managing the various grants in the Health Department receives, payroll time entries, accounts payable and receivables, and various billings for services the Health Department provides. She was eventually re-classed to Finance Associate, as changes within the Health Department is ever growing, she now serves as the Administrative Assistant at the front desk supporting various programs, taking calls and requests of both Clark County residents and fellow constituents. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren and daughter and son in law. She looks forward to working with the awesome team and leadership that currently exists and to help the Clark County residents with the services the Health Department offers.

Finance Associate Alyssa Suda

alyssa.suda@co.clark.wi.us

Alyssa started with the Clark County Health Department in February of 2021 after working with the Clark County finance office since March, 2018. She went to college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota with classes in Business Administration and Accounting. Alyssa will be working with the CCHD to help integrate the nursing side of work with the billing side to streamline more of the processes and further optimize the work done in the department. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, cooking and keeping up with her vegetable garden in the Summer. 

LTE Public Health Nurses

Megan Lindau

LTE Contact Tracers

Autumn Marshall

Laura Garcia-Torres

Board Of Health

Deak Zank (Chair)

Dr. Gary Janssen (Medical Advisor)

Doris Bakker

William Neville

Ryan Ashbeck

Jim Smagacz

Susan Backaus

Kristen Weiler-Nytes

Jean Ketterhagen

To report a public health emergency or communicable disease after hours, please contact Clark County Dispatch at (715) 743-3157.

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