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Phone: 308-346-5795

After-hours phone: 402-370-6075

Fax: 308-346-9106

Email: healthdept@lbphd.org

Location: 934 I St. Burwell, NE 68823 

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00A.M.- 5:00 P.M.
          Friday 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.

Mission

Working together to promote and support healthier lifestyles through preventative services for all people without our department's district.

Vision

Healthier people, healthier communities, healthier tomorrows. 

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Staff 

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Amanda Jeffres, RN | Executive Director / Public Health Nurse

 

ajeffres@lbphd.org

 

Amanda Jeffres earned her college education at Midland University in Fremont, graduating in 2007 with her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing. She started at Loup Basin Public Health Department in September 2013 as the coordinator for the influenza vaccination program. Throughout her years working as a public health nurse with the department she started the childhood and adult immunization program and served as the coordinator for the on-site wellness screenings offered to area schools and businesses.

 

In 2010, Amanda took classes to become a Certified Child Passenger Safety technician. She continues to utilize this certification in her public health role to help protect the children who are being transported within our area through inspection events and offering education to individuals who have questions regarding the proper installation of a child passenger safety seat.

 

Amanda moved into the Assistant Director role for Loup Basin Public Health Department in January 2018, At the November 2020 meeting of the Board of Health voted to name Amanda the Co-Director. Upon the retirement of founding director, Charles Cone, in April 2021, the Board of Health named Amanda the sole Executive Director.

 

To call Amanda, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 103.

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Danielle Thoene | Billing Specialist 

 

 

dthoene@lbphd.org

 

Danielle Thoene started at the health department in the fall of 2006 as an intern from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  While working part time she was able to work in multiple areas of the health department including emergency preparedness and health education. After completing her Bachelor of Science degree in May 2009, Danielle was offered a full time position.

 

 Danielle has worked in many roles at the health department over the years and is currently in charge of all in-house Commercial, Medicare and Medicaid billing for both medical and dental services. Danielle also assists with the Well @ Work program.

To call Danielle, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 104.

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Stephanie Gideon | Accounting / Accreditation Coordinator

 

sgideon@lbphd.org

 

Stephanie started at the Health Department in November 2014.  She attended Central Community College in Hastings and began working as the administrative assistant at Loup Basin Public Health Department when first hired.  In the spring of 2015, she took over the accounting duties for the Health Department.

 

Stephanie is responsible for accounting duties at LBPHD, monthly and annual reporting, assisting with Well @ Work, Smiles, and immunization programs, and she also is the Accreditation Coordinator.

To call Stephanie, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 105.

 

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Terry Stutzman | Administrative Assistant

 

tstutzman@lbphd.org

 

Terry began working at Loup Basin Public Health Department in July 2015. She graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a Bachelor's of Science in Education. In addition to her Administrative Assistant responsibilities, Terry also assists with Community Hub as a Community Health Worker. 

To call Terry, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 101.

 

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Lesa Gideon, RN | Public Health Nurse

 

lgideon@lbphd.org

 

Lesa started at Loup Basin Public Health Department in August of 2015.  Lesa graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1996 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree.   As a public health nurse, Lesa’s primary responsibility will be the Well @ Work program. 

To call Lesa, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 108.

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Ashley Jeffres, LPN | Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator

 

ashleyjeffres@lbphd.org

Ashley graduated from Central Community College with her LPN in 2006.  In May of 2016, she accepted a position with the Loup Basin Public Health Department as the Emergency Response Coordinator. Ashley fulfilled this role for almost two years and in May, 2018 moved into a role of a health educator.

Ashley's duties as the health educator include establishing the Health Department's Diabetes Prevention Program and becoming a CPR instructor. 

To call Ashley, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 107.

 

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Catie Larsen | Emergency Response Coordinator

 

clarsen@lbphd.org

 

Catie attended Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska and graduated in 2009 with her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science. In April 2018, she accepted the Emergency Response Coordinator position with the Health Department. 

Catie will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the area's emergency response plans. 

To call Catie, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 106.

 

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Holly Mann, RN | Public Health Nurse

 

hmann@lbphd.org

 

Holly graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1997 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. She started at Loup Basin Public Health Department in May of 2006 as the LB Smiles Coordinator. She also assisted with the Influenza Program and other Health Educator roles.

In the summer of 2014, Holly left the health department, but continued as a contract employee to assist with vaccination clinics on an as needed basis. Holly returned to LBPHD in a full-time capacity in March of 2020 as the Immunization Program Manager. Holly also assists with the Well @ Work program and COVID-19 testing.

To call Holly, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 102.

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Val Galvan | Public Health Case Investigator

vgalvan@lbphd.org

In August 2020, Val accepted a position with Loup Basin Public Health Department as a Public Health Case Investigator to assist the local health department with COVID-19 response. 

To call Val, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 122.

 

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Jolene Gydesen | Communications Specialist 

 

jgydesen@lbphd.org

In August 2020, Jolene accepted a position with Loup Basin Public Health Department as a Public Health Case Investigator to assist the local health department with COVID-19 response. In June 2021 she took on a new role as the communications specialist. 

To call Jolene, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 121.

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Shelby Galvan | Health Educator/Accreditation Coordinator 

 

sgalvan@lbphd.org

Shelby Galvan started at the Loup Basin Health Department in June 2021. Shelby graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2018 with her Bachelors in Business Administration with and emphasis in Management. Shelby with be our Accreditation Coordinator and will be responsible for Immunizations Grants.

To call Shelby, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 118.

 

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Kalie Cassidy, RN | Public Health Nurse

 

kcassidy@lbphd.org

Kalie Cassidy graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2017 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. Kalie will be responsible for LBPHD's Opioid Program.

To call Kalie, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 113.

 

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Claire Snyder, RDH | Public Health Dental Hygienist 

 

csnyder@lbphd.org

Claire graduated from Central Community College in Hastings with an Associates of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She started at LBPHD in January 2022. Claire will be involved with the LB Smiles program at the health department. 

To call Claire, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 109.

 

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Sarah Raiford, RN | Public Health Nurse

sraiford@lbphd.org

Sarah graduated from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree in 2018. Sarah started at the Loup Basin Public Health Department in April 2022.

To call Sarah, please dial 308-346-5795 and when prompted enter extension 117.

 

Hallee Mann

halleemann@lbphd.org

Hallee started at the Loup Basin Public Health Department in June of 2022. Hallee currently attends Hastings College where she is a Health Systems major with an emphasis on Pre-PA studies. Hallee will be working as a temporary admin technician.

To call Hallee, please dial 308-346-5795 and ask for Hallee.