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About the Health Department

The Mission of the Bureau & Putnam County Health Department is to:

  • Promote Health
  • Prevent Disease
  • Protect the health of the citizens of our counties through Education, Collaboration and Public Service.

Board of Health

Bureau County Board
Patricia Schou
Deborah Madsen
Dr. Louis R. Lukancic
Dr. Elvin Krabill
Loretta Volker
Dr. Gregg Davis
Dr. Marian Holmbeck
Dawn Rudolph

Putnam County Board
Christina Judd Mennie
Dr. Dina Lunken
Dr. Shawn Bailey
Christian Cyr
Christine Fiedler
Rhonda Downey
Sheila Haage
Toni Lawley


The Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Needs (IPLAN) is a way of determining as a community what the health needs are in our community and how we can best utilize our resources to improve the health of our citizens. The four health problems chosen for the 2012 IPLAN include: Obesity, Substance Abuse, Access to Care and Mental Health.

Download Bureau & Putnam County IPLAN 2012

Health Department Administration and Management Team

Diana Rawlings, Public Health Administrator

Hector Gomez, Assistant Administrator, Finance Director

Laurie Geuther, Director of Nursing

Dawn Conerton, Director of Health Education and CPASA

Kurt Kuchle, Director of Health Protection