SERVING NORTHWEST MICHIGAN

We Are HDNW

Our Mission

To serve our entire community and to achieve health equity by promoting well-being, preventing disease, and protecting the environment through partnerships, innovation, and excellence in public health practice.

About Us

Since 1930, the Health Department of Northwest Michigan has been proudly serving the residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties by promoting health, preventing disease, and prolonging life. We achieve this through education, operating health and dental clinics, protecting the environment, fostering partnerships, and innovation.

We are community members serving community members. Our staff—the agency’s greatest asset—strives for excellence each day.

We work hard because we care. We never waver. We are … HDNW.

Our Leadership

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Daniel R. Thorell, MS, RS
Health Officer

Holly Campbell

Holly Campbell, MPH, RN
Deputy Health Officer

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Joshua Meyerson, MD, MPH
Medical Director

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Shannon Klonowski
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Jeremy Fruk

Jeremy Fruk, MSA, REHS
Director of Environmental Health

Kathleen Jakinovich

Kathleen Jakinovich, MPH
Director of Community Health

Melissa Hahn

Melissa Hahn, MPH, BA, RN
Director of Family Health

Tim Hella

Tim Hella, MBA, BSCIS
Director of Information Technology

Board of Health

HDNW is organized as a district health department for the counties of Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego. District health departments are organized by local County Boards of Commissioners and, in accordance to Act 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, our Board of Health is comprised of two members from each of the four county's Board of Commissioners. These eight individuals meet monthly to review and govern Health Department programs, budget, and expenditures; to adopt regulations; to learn everything possible about local health problems, and to participate in finding solutions for those problems.

The Board of Health employs the Medical Director and Health Officer, who direct the agency staff. Citizens may contact the Board members through the emails listed below.

Board of Health meetings are open to the public. The Board meets at 10:00 am the first Tuesday of the month. The location is listed on the agenda found within the Board of Health Center below.

Terry VanAlstine

Terry VanAlstine
ANTRIM COUNTY

231-533-6353
vanalstinet@antrimcounty.org

Dawn LaVanway

Dawn LaVanway
ANTRIM COUNTY

231-533-6353
lavanwayd@antrimcounty.org

Josh Chamberlain

Josh Chamberlain
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY

231-675-0852
district4@charlevoixcounty.org

Scott Hankins

Scott Hankins
CHARLEVOIX COUNTY

231-675-0852
district5@charlevoixcounty.org

Neil Ahrens

Neil Ahrens
EMMET COUNTY

231-881-6607
nahrens@emmetcounty.org

Don Mapes

Don Mapes
EMMET COUNTY

231-753-2294
dmapes@emmetcounty.org

Jonathan Turnbull

Jonathan Turnbull
OTSEGO COUNTY

989-655-4550
jturnbull@otsegocountymi.gov

Henry Mason

Henry Mason
OTSEGO COUNTY

989-619-7611
henrymmasoniii@gmail.com