Meet our team of educators:
Our educators are available to offer FREE presentations to schools, businesses, colleges, community organizations, churches, and more! All presentations can be tailored to all age groups and settings. Educators are also available for community events and health fairs.
Kirsten Zalas, CHES
Kirsten our lead educator, has been with the St. Joseph County Health Department for almost a year. She served as an intern at the department prior to her finishing up her Bachelor’s degree in community health from BYU in Idaho. Kirsten is a Certified Health Education Specialist.
Contact Kirsten at [email protected]
Betsy McCue, MS
Betsy serves as our Research Associate. She joined the St. Joseph County Health Department in September of 2016. Betsy specializes in maternal/child health, program/project evaluation, and program processing. She holds a Master’s of Science in Global Health from the University of Notre Dame.
Contact Betsy at [email protected]
Robin Vida, MPH, CHES
Robin currently serves as the Director of Health Education at the St. Joseph County Health Department. She began as the health educator in 2007 and took the Director position in 2010. She holds her Master’s in Public Health degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Robin specializes in building community partnerships and professional development, program planning, and chronic disease and obesity prevention and management. She is also a certified Master trainer in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE).
Contact Robin at [email protected]