Sharon Hopwood, President of the Board of Directors:

A few months ago, on May 7, 2018.  Lindsay Engh assumed the role of Executive Director of The Health Center.  It’s been a whirlwind of activity here ever since, but I think it’s about time you get to meet her!  I can’t think of anyone better than Lindsay to take the foundation built over the last 10 years to the next level and beyond.

Previous to joining The Health Center, Lindsay worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Lindsay was stationed in Walla Walla where her primary role included developing a School Safety Inspection program and facilitating the School Health Advisory Committee, which evaluated local school district policies and practices affecting student health through the use of the CDC School Health Index.

Lindsay at Centers for Disease Control

Lindsay was also asked to help with the CDC response to the Zika outbreak in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was hit much harder with the Zika virus than any other part of the United States.  Lindsay worked with a team to put better systems in place to monitor the spread of the virus and prevent adverse health effects.

 

Lindsay in Puerto Rico

 

 

 

Lindsay graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Health.

 

We are so happy to Lindsay has joined the team at The Health Center.  With Lindsay’s long time dedication to community health, we know that she will continue to build on our mission of providing excellent health services to our local student population.