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"...working to enhance our community's total well-being by promoting healthy lifestyles, protecting health, and preventing disease."


Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) is proud of its success in meeting the needs detailed in the Public Health Code to protect and promote the public's health. By assuring a competent public health workforce, CCPHD increases the public’s understanding of the importance -- and need -- for public health. The CCPHD administrative staff assures a strong financial, physical, and technological infrastructure.

CCPHD’s Administrative staff is led by the
  • Eric Pessell, BA, REHS, Health Officer
Administrative team members include
  • William Nettleton, MD, MPH, Medical Director
  • Michelle Datema, MS, RN, Maternal Child Health Manager
  • Kevin Green, MPH, REHS, HHS, Environmental Public Health Director
  • Brigette Reichenbaugh, MBA, Deputy Health Officer
  • Vanessa Jeffers, BSN, RN, Clinic Supervisor
  • Vacant, Community Health Supervisor
  • Vacant, WIC Supervisor
The Health Department receives general oversight by a seven member Board of Health. As part of the general oversight, the Board of Health submits the annual CCPHD balanced budget for presentation to the Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners and Calhoun County Administrator/Controller provide final oversight for the health department.
Please fee free to email us at
Calhoun County, 315 West Green Street, Marshall, MI 49068 | Phone: (269) 781-0700
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