Health department sees temporary shift
Starting April 22, the county health department will be modified temporarily while director Diedre Serene is on medical leave.
In her absence, Don Hodson will step in as public health officer on a consultation basis.
Nurse Wanda Manickam will be in charge of the department in a public health capacity, taking care of health related issues.
Office manager Jessica Gilbert will oversee office and administrative duties.
County commissioners Monday approved the staffing changes and wished Serene well.
“Diedre, we wish you the best and keep us posted on what happens,” commissioners Randy Dallke said.