Meet the Team

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Meghan DeBolt 
Director


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Kevin Tureman
Environmental Health Program Manager
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Susann Bassham
Healthy Communities Division Manager 
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Nancy Wenzel
Administrative Support Supervisor 
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Stacy Cutter
Environmental Health Specialist II
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Andrew Maycumber
Environmental Health Specialist I
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Charissa Spendlove
Environmental Health Specialist 
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Amanda Hinrichs
Community Health Nurse 
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Becky Hermsen
WIC Program Supervisor
Becky had a blast growing up in Walla Walla.  She left to get her BS in Nutrition and came back to get married, raise a son, and have fun professionally.  She gets to play with darling babies and chat with their parents and caregivers all day in the WIC and Early Head Start Programs.  Her greatest joys are letting people know there is hope in spite of the crud in the world, hanging out with family and friends – especially on beaches or in mountains, keeping up on biological sciences research, and laughing---since laughter actually DOES cure most that ails us – true story, very scientific – look it up! 
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Brenda Martinez
WIC Certifier 

Brenda grew up in California and moved to Washington State in 1993. Since moving to Washington State Brenda has married and has 3 beautiful daughters.  She has worked for the Department of Community Health since the year 2000.  Brenda has worked several different positions at the department such as Receptionist, Billing, First steps intake services, and WIC.  She has worked for the WIC office for 8 years and enjoys working with families especially young children. Her biggest accomplishment has been becoming a Certified Spanish interpreter.  Brenda loves to laugh and make others laugh (life is boring without laughter).  In her time away from work Brenda volunteers at a local church, knits, loves taking long drives, and enjoys a cup of hot chocolate with her family. 

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Sierra Knutson
Homeless Prevention Coordinator 

Sierra coordinates the homeless crisis system response and housing continuum in Walla Walla County. She enjoys working with the housing providers in Walla Walla and making the homless crisis response system more efficient to better serve individuals facing homelessness. Born and raised in Walla Walla, Sierra has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and worked in Community Mental Health for 5 years prior to joining the Deparment of Community Health team in 2016. Outside of work, Sierra enjoys spending time at home gardening, playing with the fur babies, reading, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with Patrick. 
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Jodi Ferguson
Accreditation, Oral Health and Preparedness Coordinator 

Jodi grew up in an Eastern Oregon logging town.  She has a BS from Eastern Oregon University and is a Certified Dental Assistant. She has spent her career in Public Service; beginning in 1986 as a Wildland Fire & Aviation Dispatch Coordinator for the USFS for many years.  She was hired in 2007 to start the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Program in Walla Walla County; which has since expanded to Columbia, Garfield and Whitman Counties.  As Oral Health Coordinator, her wish for better dental health in our communities includes the addition of city water fluoridation to aid in the prevention of cavities. She also has the role of Local Emergency Response Coordinator for Emergency Preparedness at Community Health planning and training to build a resilient community. She lives by this Motto and hopes you will do the same:  Be Prepared!
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Peggy Needham
Behavioral Health Prevention Coordinator 

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Amy Osterman
Marijuana and Tobacco Prevention Coordinator

Amy brings to the department experience with working in and managing various programs from her time with Blue Mountain Action Council and Children’s Home Society of Washington. She has worked in affordable housing, SNAP education, transitional housing, managed Early Head Start and Parents as Teachers programs, and has previously served as the chairperson of the County Intercoordinating Council (CICC) which worked to coordinate services for young children with special needs and their families. She is excited to take on her current role in youth substance use prevention.

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Nancy McClenny-Walters
Traffic Safety Coordinator 
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Jessalyn Waring Bruce
Healthy Eating Active Living Coordinator 
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Cynthia Wolski
Developmental Disabilities Coordinator 

Cindy joined the Department of Community Health in May 2015 as the Developmental Disabilities Program Coordinator. In addition to being a parent of an adult son with Autism, she has worked in the disability field for over 20 years. She has served as a Recreation Coordinator for children and teens with disabilities, a high school Para-Educator and Job Coach. She is a Certified Employment Support Professional (CESPTM) and advocating for community integrated employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities is her passion. Her favorite part of the job is to witness increased confidence, job skill growth and enhance quality of life for individuals who find a job that is in line with their skills, gifts, talents and dreams.

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Morgan Linder
Assessment and Communication Coordinator 

Morgan joined the Department of Community Health in September 2017 after completing a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service through the Oregon Health Authority. Before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2016, Morgan grew up in Kansas and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. During school, she found a passion for community service that continues to drive her involvement in Community Health efforts. As Assessment and Communication coordinator, she enjoys interacting with diverse community organizations and discussing efforts that can have a positive impact on the community. Outside of work, Morgan enjoys baking, reading, and chatting with friends over brunch or coffee.
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Tracy Jones
Accounting Tech  II
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Imelda Osario
Accounting Tech II
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Carol DeLay
Senior Office Assistant 
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Katelind Morales
Public Health Immersion Intern