Meet Your Local MRC Coordinator

At the local level, each MRC unit is led by a local MRC Unit Coordinator. The Unit Coordinator matches community needs–for emergency medical response and public health initiatives–with volunteer capabilities. Local coordinators are also responsible for building partnerships, ensuring sustainability of the local unit, and managing the volunteer resources.

Ohio

Adams County

Linda Steele

Volunteer TMRC Unit Leader

Adams County Health Department

443-735-5376

lsmedic@hotmail.com

Linda, an U.S. Air Force veteran and paramedic within her Local community, has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for 26 years serving in Southern Ohio and the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. In June 2017, Linda joined Adams County Health Department as their new Emergency Response Coordinator. Along with her duties as the volunteer Adams County Medical Reserve Corps Unit Leader, she will be supporting the agency in all its emergency preparedness efforts. She continues to work as a paramedic with Local EMS and also serves as an EMS instructor. Linda also volunteers with the American Red Cross Disaster Services Team, is an Advisor for the local 4-H Club, and also serves with the Honor Flight Network.

Brown County

Margery Paeltz

Emergency Response Coordinator

Brown County Health Department

937-378-6892

margery.paeltz@odh.ohio.gov

Margery Paeltz is the Emergency Response Coordinator for Brown County. She was hired through the Brown County Health Department in March of 2011. As the ERC, Margery also has the duties as the Unit Leader for the Medical Reserve Corps in Brown County. Margery’s lifelong experiences have included numerous Leadership roles throughout the state of Ohio and Brown County, such as: County Commissioner, 4-H Advisor, Eastern Area United Way, In School Program Educator, and a board member for several Volunteer organizations. Margery enjoys serving her community and she invites you to join: The Brown County MRC Unit so you may help your fellow citizens in their time of need.

Butler County

Jenny Pilecki-McCoy

Emergency Response Coordinator

Butler County Heath Department

513-887-5238

pileckij@butlercountyhealth.org

Jenny is the MRC Coordinator for the Butler County MRC Unit. She started her career in emergency management with the AmeriCorps St. Louis Emergency Response Team (ERT) after graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Public Health. While part of ERT, Jenny traveled across the US in response to local disasters. She credits her passion for emergency management, public health, and environmental protection to her service with ERT. She continued her emergency management career by joining Hamilton County Public Health as an Emergency Preparedness Specialist and later UCLA Health as an emergency Management Specialist. A California native, Jenny has now made Ohio her home and is currently the Emergency Response Coordinator for Butler County General Health District. Jenny is a huge supporter of volunteering Locally to better your community and hopes that you will consider joining the Butler County MRC Unit!

Clermont County

Tyler Braasch

Emergency Response Coordinator

Clermont County Health Department

http://www.clermonthealthdistrict.org/MRCMain

513-732-7605

tbraasch@clermontcountyohio.gov

Tyler Braasch is the Emergency Response Coordinator for Clermont County Public Health (CCPH). He started with CCPH as a registered sanitarian in 2016. Tyler received a degree in biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Tyler is excited to work with TMRC volunteers in Clermont County.

Clinton County

Brittane Dance, MBA

Emergency Response Coordinator

Clinton County Health Department

937-393-1941

brittane.dance@odh.ohio.gov

Brittane graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Systems Management from Franklin University and in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. Previously, she worked at Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, Ohio as the Medical Staff Services Coordinator. Brittane took over the role as Emergency Response Coordinator with the Highland / Clinton County Health Department in January 2016 and is excited to work within public health and safety.

Hamilton County/City of Cincinnati

TBD

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Hamilton County Public Health

www.hamiltoncountyhealth.org/emergency-preparedness/

513-946-7889

TBD@hamilton-co.org

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Highland County

Brittane Dance, MBA

Emergency Response Coordinator

Highland County Health Department

937-393-1941

brittane.dance@odh.ohio.gov

Brittane graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Systems Management from Franklin University and in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Franklin University. Previously, she worked at Fayette County Memorial Hospital in Washington Court House, Ohio as the Medical Staff Services Coordinator. Brittane took over the role as Emergency Response Coordinator with the Highland / Clinton County Health Department in January 2016 and is excited to work within public health and safety.

Warren County

Dustin Ratliff, MPH, REHS, RS

Emergency Response Coordinator

Warren County Combined Health District

513-695-1228

dratliff@wcchd.com

Dustin received his Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences from Wright State University in 2012 and his Master of Public Health with a concentration in Emergency Preparedness from Wright State University in 2014. Dustin began his career as a sanitarian at the Clark County Combined Health District in 2013 before his current position as the Emergency Response Coordinator at the Warren County Combined Health District began in late 2014. As the Emergency Response Coordinator for the Warren County Combined Health District, Dustin is responsible for managing the Warren County Medical Reserve Corps in addition to ensuring that Warren County is prepared to respond to any emergency that impacts public health. Dustin is the current OEHA Southwest District Director-Elect and is active in the Gamma Alpha Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society at the Wright State University.

KENTUCKY

Boone/Campbell/Grant/Kenton Counties

Stella Barber

Disaster Preparedness Coordinator

Northern Kentucky Health Department

www.nkyhealth.org/Medical-Reserve-Corps

859-363-2036

stella.barber@nkyhealth.org

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Carroll/Gallatin/Owen/Pendleton Counties

Amy Marston

Preparedness Coordinator

Three Rivers District Health Department

www.trdhd.com

502-484-3411 Ext. 113

amy.marston@ky.gov

Although Amy Marston is the new MRC Coordinator for Three Rivers District Health Department, she is not new to the agency. Amy has worked for Three Rivers District Health Department for 15 years on 3 different occasions. Starting off as a home health clerk then returning to the agency as a home health nurse and most recently has been given the opportunity to expand her knowledge into the areas of MRC, Harm Reduction, Community Health Strategy, and Infectious Disease. Amy has been a registered nurse for 14 years working in critical care and home health. She obtained her BSN from Northern Kentucky University in 2016 and looks forward to the new challenges that are facing Public Health.

INDIANA

Ripley County

Holley Rose

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator/MRC Unit Leader

Ripley County Health Department

812-689-5751

hrose@ripleycounty.com

Holley has over 9 years of experience in Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Volunteer Coordination, and Emergency Management on both the local & state side. She has served as the Medical Reserve Corps Unit Leader for Ripley County for the last 5 years. Throughout her years of Public Health service, she has been involved in 3 “real world” Public Health Emergencies; The 2009 H1N1 Public Health Emergency in which she served as Volunteer Coordinator for H1N1 Clinic staffing needs, following H1N1 she led the formation of Ripley County MRC as an avenue to retain volunteers gained during this Public Health Emergency; March 2, 2012 Holton, Indiana Tornado in which she oversaw the activation of Ripley County MRC volunteers during a 3 week recovery period; and most recently, served as Volunteer Coordinator for the Indiana State MRC activation to assist with the Scott County Public Health Emergency. At the request of the Indiana State Dept. of Health, Holley oversaw the request, scheduling, and management of MRC Volunteers from all over Indiana. These incidents have provided her with firsthand experience in Volunteer activation & mobilization. Holley currently also serves as the Indiana District 9 MRC Representative to the Indiana State Department of Health. The role includes representing, providing a voice, and coordinating exercises for 6 MRC Units in Indiana District 9.

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