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Staff 

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Amanda Jeffres, RN | Executive Director / Public Health Nurse

 

ajeffres@lbphd.org

 

Amanda Jeffres has been one of our public health nurses since September 2013. She earned her college education at Midland University in Fremont, graduating in 2007 with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree. As a public health nurse with our agency, Amanda’s primary responsibility is our immunization programs. She also works on the team that is preparing LBPHD for accreditation. 

 

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 child transportation classes to day cares providers and pre-schools who transport children. 

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

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Danielle Thoene | Program Manager / Financial Services Coordinator

 

 

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 as the Administrative Assistant, Emergency Response Coordinator and is currently the Program Manager for the LB Smiles program as well as the Financial Coordinator in charge of billing. 

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

 

In April 2020, Holly accepted a position with Loup Basin Public Health Department as the coordinator of the Immunization Program. 

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 117.

 

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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 109.

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Shelby Galvan | Health Educator

 

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 will be our Community Health Worker, where she will be responsible for the LB Smiles Program and Immunization Grants.

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

 

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Kalie Cassidy, | 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.