Health Director Jeremy Eschliman
Jeremy Eschliman is the Health Director at Two Rivers Public Health Department leading a passionate team of public health professionals and partners committed to improving health outcomes of the residents in Buffalo, Dawson, Franklin, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, and Phelps Counties in Nebraska. Jeremy has a dual undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Biological Sciences from Wayne State College with honors; in addition to a Master in Business Administration with a finance emphasis.
While at Two Rivers Public Health Department, Jeremy has led the organization through the creation and adoption of a new financial infrastructure, development of sustainable preventative clinical services, and continues to lead the department towards national public health accreditation.
In his leadership and advocacy of environmental health issues, Jeremy was selected as a member of the Radon Resistant New Construction Task force in 2017, advocating for the development of minimum standards for radon resistant new construction across Nebraska, in addition to supporting funding directed towards the education of the dangers of radon.
Jeremy loves spending time free with his wife and children. In his extra time, Jeremy and his family may be caught working with cattle, fixing fence, fishing/hunting, running or traveling. If you have any questions, contributions, or would like to provide a financial contribution to improving the health of our communities, please contact Jeremy at the information below.
Emergency Response Coordinator, Health Educator Katherine Mulligan
Katherine Mulligan joined the team as the Health Educator. In this role, she works across all health department programs, including managing chronic disease, environmental health, and emergency response activities. Katherine graduated from Hastings College, and in her free time, appreciates being in the Nebraska outdoors with her family.
Community Health Worker Maria Barocio
Maria Barocio is the Community Health Worker at Two Rivers Public Health Department, and Maria is committed to engaging individuals and the community in accessing health resources. Maria also supports the dental program, and you can often find her at our dental screening clinics. Maria recently went to the Dominican Republic to help provide dental services to at need individuals, where she had an opportunity to visit the beach and go caving!
Finance Manager Jesse Valenti
Jesse Valenti is the Finance Manager at Two Rivers Public Health Department.
Community Health Nurse Susan Puckett, RN
Susan is the Community Health Nurse at Two Rivers Public Health Department coordinating the disease surveillance program. Susan is a recent addition to our team and arrives with decades of experience in school health, acute care for pediatrics, and mental health. Disease surveillance has enabled Susan to pursue her passion for protecting the health and well-being of our communities through educating the public which in turn helps us achieve and maintain equitable and optimal health. In her free time, Susan is an avid gardener, reader, and traveler.
Billing Specialist Sally Heusinkvelt
Sally Heusinkvelt is a Billing Specialist at Two Rivers Public Health Department. She has a degree in Dental Assistant from Central Community College. Since 2008 she has worked with the Health Departments LifeSmiles Dental Program. In September 2019 she started working with the Immunization Program. Sally enjoys spending time with her children their families which includes nine grandchildren. In her free time, you will find her relaxing at her sewing machine or creating with various other forms of textiles.
Billing Specialist Krista Pierce
Krista Pierce serves as one of our billing specialists. She has over 30 years of experience in the dental profession and really loves using her knowledge to serve in outreach programs and patient services throughout our 7 county district. When not at work, Krista enjoys spending time with her adult children and 8 grandchildren. She also likes reading, quilting, gardening and biking.