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Strategic Plan

The Portage County Combined General Health District’s Strategic Plan defines and determines the agency’s roles, priorities, and direction over a span of three years (2016-2019). It is used as a guide for making decisions and allocating resources to pursue strategies and priorities. It also identifies five strategic priorities for PCHD to focus on:

  1. Workforce Development

  2. Information Technology

  3. Communication and Education

  4. Financial and Agency Funding

  5. Access to Care

MISSION: To promote public health, prevent disease, and protect the environment, utilizing leadership and partnership to empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health.

VISION: Healthy People. Healthy Environments. Healthy Communities.

VALUES: Accountability, Communication, Dedication, Ethics, Innovation

Strategic Planning Committee

Name Title/Role
Lucy Ribelin
Board of Health President
Amy Everett
Board Member
Joseph Diorio, MPH, MS, REHS
Health Commissioner
Justin Rechichar, MPH, REHS
Director of Environmental Health
Becky Lehman, MPH, MPA, CHES
Director of Community Health
Sarah Meduri, BSPH, MHFA, PMQ, SHRM-CP
Director of Personnel & Administrative Services
Branden Burns, MBA
Director of Finance
Amos Sarfo, MS, REHS
Environmental Supervisor Stormwater Program
William Duck, BA, REHS
Environmental Health Supervisor Water Quality
Mike Spies, BS, REHS
Registered Environmental Health Specialist
Kayla Scheufler, BSN, RN
Public Health Nurse
Joshua Sexton, BSPH
Accreditation Coordinator
Amy Cooper, BSN, RD, LD
Director of WIC Services (Portage & Columbiana)
Becky Chonko, BSND, RD, LD, CLC
Health Professional 2 (Dietitian)

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