Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) provides technical assistance and training for WeTHRIVE!℠ communities and schools. 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, MPH, MCHES®
Director of Health Promotion and Education
Mary Ellen oversees the WeTHRIVE! initiative.
Cristie (Carlson) Iwasko, MPH, CHES®, TTS
Senior Health Educator
Cristie provides overall leadership for the WeTHRIVE! initiative. She also works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Forest Park, Golf Manor, and Lincoln Heights.
Andrea Bourgeois, MS, RD, LD
Andrea, a registered dietitian, works with WeTHRIVE! schools across all Hamilton County communities.
Alex Gonzales, MPH
Alex works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Amberley Village, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Evendale, Reading, Montgomery, St. Bernard, Woodlawn, and Wyoming.
Nicole Key, CHES®
Nicole works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Addison, Cheviot, Delhi Township, Green Township, Miami Township, Mount Healthy, North Bend, North College Hill, and Whitewater Township.
Jessie Richardson, MPH, CHES®
Jessie works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Anderson Township, Arlington Heights, Colerain Township, and Lockland.
Hollis Bass, M.Ed., RD, LD
Community Outreach Contractor