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New Public Health Administrator

Jan 21, 2016

The Peoria County Board of Health announces that Gene Huber, MA, MPA has been hired as the new Public Health Administrator for the Peoria City/County Health Department.

Ms. Huber served as Director of Finance for the past twelve years and Grants Manager for the previous eight years at the Peoria City/County Health Department. Huber conveys a wealth of public health knowledge, as well as financial and administrative oversight, for this position. Public health accomplishments for Huber include securing state and federal grants and providing leadership and communication among board members, staff, and the community.

Huber states,\" I look forward to working with the Peoria County Board of Health to design a long term strategic plan for the Peoria City/County Health Department. I am also eager to increase collaborative partnerships throughout the community to assure a sustainable effort in implementing identified strategic public health initiatives. Overall, I want to assure efficient and effective programs and services that positively affect population health in Peoria County.\"

Joyce Harant, President of the Peoria County Board of Health said, \"Gene brings extensive experience in public health and governmental affairs to the Administrator position. The Board of Health members have confidence in Genes vision and look forward to her leadership at the Health Department and in our community.\"

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