April 21, 2015
Contact: Doug Bolnick, Public Information Officer, (636) 949-7408
St. Charles County, Missouri –St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment Director Hope Woodson announced today that Alison Tucker has been promoted to director for the Division of Public Health and to assistant director for the department overall.
“Being selected to lead this well-respected division is a tremendous honor,” Tucker said. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue the great strides that the people and businesses in St. Charles County have done to promote healthy lifestyles. My goal is to extend St. Charles County’s standing as one of the healthiest counties in Missouri and to guide our staff toward opportunities that will further improve the services we provide our community.”
The Division of Public Health is one of three within the Department of Community Health and the Environment. Along with public health, the department is comprised of the Division of Environmental Health and Protection and the Division of Humane Services. Program services provided by the Division of Public Health include Immunizations, WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutritional supplements and education, STD Prevention and Treatment, Communicable Disease investigation, educational programming, the collection and distribution of vital records like birth and death certificates, and emergency preparedness.
Having worked with St. Charles County’s Division of Public Health since 2007, Tucker holds more than 13 years of public health experience. In addition to serving as Acting Assistant Director since October 2014, she began as St. Charles County’s Epidemiologist and also managed the Communicable Disease and Epidemiology program for the past five years. Prior to joining the Department of Community Health and the Environment, she worked as an Epidemiology Specialist with the St. Louis County Department of Health and as a research clerk in her native Canada. Tucker earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto.