Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) provides technical assistance and training for WeTHRIVE! communities. A public health educator guides each community through developing its own WeTHRIVE! team, completing an assessment, creating an action plan, and implementing this plan. We connect your team with partners and other public health professionals based on your selected pathway.

Meet our WeTHRIVE team!
Mary Ellen Knaebel

Mary Ellen Knaebel, MPH, MCHES®
Director of Health Promotion and Education
Mary Ellen oversees the WeTHRIVE! initiative and supports the WeTHRIVE! community of Anderson Township.

Crisite Carlson

Cristie (Carlson) Iwasko, MPH, CHES®, TTS
Public Health Educator
Cristie supports the WeTHRIVE! communities of Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Green Township, Lockland, Reading, Whitewater Township, Woodlawn, and Wyoming.

Kim Chelf

Kimberly Chelf, MPH, CHES®
Public Health Educator
Kim supports the WeTHRIVE! communities of Colerain, Evendale, Forest Park, Golf Manor, Montgomery, Mt. Healthy, and North College Hill.

Dominique Walker

Dominique Walker, MPH, CHES®
Public Health Educator
Dominique supports the WeTHRIVE! communities of Addyston, Cheviot, Deer Park, Delhi Township, Lincoln Heights, North Bend, and St. Bernard.

Andrea Liptak

Andrea Bourgeois, MS, RD, LD
Public Health Educator
Andrea, a registered dietitian, works with WeTHRIVE! schools across all Hamilton County communities.

Brittani Schwab, BSPH
Public Health Educator
Brittani works with WeTHRIVE! child care providers across all Hamilton County communities.

Hollis Bass

Hollis Bass, M.Ed., RD, LD
Communications Contractor

Karen Schwamberger

Karen Schwamberger
Community Outreach Contractor