Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) provides technical assistance and training for WeTHRIVE!℠ communities, schools, and child care providers. A public health educator guides each community, school, or child care provider through developing a 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 provides overall leadership for the WeTHRIVE! initiative.
Cristie Iwasko, MPH, CHES®
Senior Health Educator
Cristie provides day-to-day support and leadership for the WeTHRIVE! initiative. She also works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Arlington Heights, Forest Park, Golf Manor, Lincoln Heights, and Lockland.
Andrea Bourgeois, MS, RD, LD
Andrea, a registered dietitian, works with WeTHRIVE! schools and child care providers in all WeTHRIVE! communities.
Alex Gonzales, MPH
Alex works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Amberley Village, Arlington Heights, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Evendale, Lockland, Reading, Montgomery, St. Bernard, Woodlawn, and Wyoming.
Nicole Key, CHES®
Nicole works with the WeTHRIVE! communities of Addyston, Cheviot, Delhi Township, Green Township, Miami Township, Mount Healthy, North Bend, North College Hill, and Whitewater Township.
Hollis Bass, MEd, RD, LD
Community Outreach Contractor