By Mark Mayhew
Posted: Sep 02, 2016 11:52 AM CST
BELVIDERE (WREX) -
The Boone County Board of Health announces its new administrator for the Boone County Health Department.
Amanda Mehl, RN, MPH, begins her duties September 6.
She's a registered nurse and has a Master's Degree in Public Health. She has served the Boone County Health Department since 2012 as the Director of Personal Health Services and worked at the Winnebago County Health Department in various roles.
Mehl says public health is in transition and facing a number of obstacles. She says the department's priority will be to prevent the spread of disease, promote health and protect the public.