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.


Crisite Carlson


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


Kim Chelf


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


Dominique Walker


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


Andrea Liptak


Andrea Liptak, RD, LD
Public Health Educator
Andrea, a registered dietitian, works with WeTHRIVE! child care providers and schools across all Hamilton County communities.


Hollis Bass


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



Karen Schwamberger


Karen Schwamberger
Community Outreach Contractor