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Terra Uhing

Executive Director

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Terra Uhing joined the Three Rivers team in July of 2011 and has served as the Executive Director since March 2013. Terra received her Bachelor of Business Leadership degree from College of Saint Mary, and her Master of Science in Health Promotion, with a Human Resource emphasis from Nebraska Methodist College. Throughout her career, Terra has several years of experience in administration, grant oversight, human resources, and financial management activities. Terra enjoys her job tremendously and making a difference each and every day.

Erin Kopietz

Manager of Clinical Services, APRN

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Erin Kopietz joined the Three Rivers team in August of 2016. Erin completed her Masters of Nursing in Family Medicine in 2010. Prior to her graduate education she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Clarkson College in 2004. Throughout the years, she has provided nursing care in a variety of settings including Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Veteran’s care, Women’s Health, and Urgent Care. Erin is the provider in the Title X clinic. Erin enjoys patient education and health promotion.

Sofia Toben

Manger of Business Operations

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Sofia joined Three Rivers Public Health Department team in August 2012. Sofia is also a Spanish interpreter and translator as well as certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) for the health department. Sofia received her Bachelor of Marketing Degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico. Sofia enjoys accounting and her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family as well as go on road trips with them.

Sara Forsberg, RN, BSN

Public Health Nursing Manager

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Sara began her work at Three Rivers in 2020 when she was hired to work our Covid-19 vaccination clinics; she joined our team full time in June 2021. Sara graduated from Southeast Community College in 2000 with an Associates Degree in Nursing, and from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Sara's background includes cardiac, medical-surgical, emergency and orthopedic nursing. She enjoys community and patient education.

Sarah Arendt

Environmental Health Coordinator/Disease Investigator

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Sarah joined the Three Rivers team in June of 2021. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Sarah also received her Masters of Public Health, with a focus in environmental health, from the University of Minnesota in 2018. Prior to joining Three Rivers, Sarah worked as a health inspector for the Minnesota Department of Health. She is the environmental health coordinator and a public health disease investigator for Three Rivers. In addition, she coordinates West Nile virus surveillance and the WIIN water sampling grant.

Coartney DiGiorgio

Health Educator/Safe Kids Coordinator

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Coartney DiGiorgio joined the Three Rivers team in September of 2014. She graduated from Wayne State College in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in foods and nutrition and a minor in exercise science. Since beginning work at Three Rivers, she has also become a certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST) as of September 2014. Coartney also has several roles as a health educator including duties as the Safe Kids Coordinator, managing the health hub and radon grants, and other basic health education activities.

Anne Garinger

Health Educator

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Anne joined the Three Rivers team in October 2020. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001 and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2003. She is the health educator for the Contraceptive Access Program where she provides education and outreach on reproductive health. She is also passionate about pediatric injury prevention and has been a child passenger safety technician since 2004.

Hayley Hilker

Public Health Nurse, RN

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Hayley joined the Three Rivers Team in October 2020. She received her Associate Degree of Nursing from Metropolitan Community College in 2021. She is actively pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is an RN in the clinic providing immunization services and services to Title X patients.

Caleb Kuddes

Emergency Response Coordinator

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Caleb was hired by Three Rivers in October of 2020. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and German. Prior to working at Three Rivers, Caleb worked as a Deputy Sheriff for Dodge County, and a 911 dispatcher for Fremont/Dodge County Communications. Caleb was initially hired as a public health disease investigator, but in February 2021 took over as the Emergency Response Coordinator. Caleb enjoys reading and spending time with his family.

Evelyn Martinez

Community Health Worker

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Evelyn joined the Three Rivers team in July of 2012. She received her Associate degree in Medical Assisting from Kaplan University in September of 2009. She also maintains an active medication aide license with Nebraska. Since then she has also become a certified child passenger safety technician, LifeStyle Coach, Diabetes Prevention Coach, Living Well Facilitator, and Community Health Worker. Her passion is working with her community in connecting them with local resources. Her billingual skills give her the advantage to be a strong advocate for the Spanish-speaking community. Evelyn enjoys spending time with her family and volunteering in many community events. One of her other fun passions is her love for music and dance.

Reina Muro

Administrative Assistant

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Reina joined the Three Rivers team in February of 2020. Previously she served as a manager at McDonalds for 10 years. She received her Bachelor of Business Management degree from Midland University in May of 2020. She enjoys working as a Business Administration Assistant, receptionist and an interpreter for the Health Department. Her favorite thing to do is to spend time with her family and travel.

Alexis Patino

Clinic Operations Coordinator

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Alexis graduated from Fremont High School in 2017. She joined the Three Rivers team May of 2019 as a receptionist, and has since been promoted to clinic operations coordinator. Alexis enjoys assisting clinic staff and interacting with patients. In her free time she loves spending time with friends and family.

Melissa Poessnecker

Public Health Nurse, LPN

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Melissa Poessnecker joined the Three Rivers team in August of 2009. She is an LPN in the clinic providing immunization services, and providing care to clients within the Title X (Family Planning) program.

Amy Roberts

Disease Surveillance Coordinator

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Amy joined the Three Rivers team in September of 2017. She graduated from Wartburg College in May of 2011 with Bachelors of Arts degrees in biology and history. Amy also received a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in December of 2014. Prior to joining Three Rivers, Amy worked as a Health Educator at the Central District Health Department in Grand Island, NE where she managed several components of a chronic disease prevention grant. At Three Rivers, Amy is the Disease Surveillance Coordinator, focusing on the investigation and prevention of communicable diseases. In addition, Amy coordinates the West Nile virus surveillance and lead poisoning prevention grants.

Nayeli Rodriguez

Front Desk / Health Services

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Nayeli started at Three Rivers as an intern in 2019 during her last semester of college. She then worked as a private contractor doing West Nile Surveillance before joining the team full-time in September 2020.

Gladys Santillan

Medical Assistant

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Gladys joined the Three Rivers team in July 2019. She is the medical assistant/interpreter for the clinic, and is pursuing a degree in nursing. Gladys is a mother of four and enjoys spending time with family.

Makayla Schissel

Public Health Data Analyst

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Makayla joined the Three Rivers team in October 2020. She received her B.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska - Kearney in 2019. Makayla graduated with her Masters in Public Health, concentrating in biostatistics and programming in the Spring semester of 2021. She has had the privilege of working with several local health departments as well as at the NEDHHS. Makayla is the Public Health Data Analyst for our team. She loves all things numbers, data, and science.

Alexa Uriostigue

Front Desk/Translator

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Alexa joined the Three Rivers team in May of 2021. Previously she worked at a veterinarian clinic. She will be attending San Juan online college in the fall of 2021 to become a veterinarian technician. She enjoys helping out in her community and working at the front desk at the health department. She loves to spend time with her family and her dogs.

Our Mission

 

Three Rivers Public Health Department's Mission is to empower and educate families while promoting healthy living for the improvement of our communities.

Our Vision

 

Three Rivers Public Health Department's Vision is that in cooperation with our communities, we will always be compassionate and respectful in all of our public health endeavors.

Three Rivers Public Health Department

Serving Dodge, Saunders & Washington Counties in Eastern Nebraska

2400 North Lincoln Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025   •   402-727-5396   •   1-866-727-5396   •   [email protected]

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