Bent County Public Health has served the communities of Las Animas, Hasty and McClave for more than 45 years, when the Bent County Nursing Service formed in 1976. The mission of Bent County Public Health is to; prevent disease, injury, and disability and promote physical and mental health. Services provided by the agency include home health services; administration of the Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program; and serving as the Single-Entry Point in Bent County for healthcare services, as well as, providing public health information and services to the county. The agency also has extensive experience managing grant-funded programs and collaborating with other community agencies to ensure that county residents are receiving the healthcare services they require.

Amanda Terwilliger
Executive Director

Geri-Ann Netherton - Office Manager

Geri Ann Netherton
Office Manager

Geri Ann is the Office Manager at Bent County Public Health. She has been at BCPH for over 11 years. Geri Ann had been in the healthcare industry for 30 years working for many Doctors in Bent County and loved being involved in the care of many, many people. Geri Ann started at Bent County Nursing Services in the Cancer Coalition program and then became Office Manager. Geri Ann has lived in Las Animas her whole life and is grateful for every day. She enjoys riding with her husband on their Harley as much as time allows.

Public Health Assistant
Darlene Jones

Melissa Vigil
Finance Director

Melissa is the Finance Director at Bent County Public Health. She has been here just a little over 2 years. We share Melissa with Bent County, as she is their finance director also. She grew up here in Las Animas and loves watching her step son play sports for the Trojans, and watching her husband coach.

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Leticia Roybal
WIC Educator

Leticia Roybal is the WIC Educator at Bent County Public Health. Leticia has been working with children and families for the past 4 years. She enjoys being able to pass along helpful information to parents for their children and family. In her spare time, Leticia enjoys spending time with her family and exercising.

Ron Gallegos - Janitorial / Maintenance

Ron Gallegos
Janitorial / Maintenance

Ron Gallegos has been employed by Bent County Public Health for the past 15 years. In his spare time, he enjoys spending his free time with family members and watching professional football and baseball, as well as riding his mountain bike.

Shawn Cardinelli
Human Resourses

Shawn Cardinelli is Human Resourses. She has been with Public Health for a little over two years, we share her with Bent County.

Public Health Nurse
Misti Colgin

Home Health
Joni-Wilk - Home Health Director

Home Health Director

Joni, RN is the Home Health Director at Bent County Public Health. Joni has been a nurse for 25 years with 15 of those years devoted to home health. She has been the Home Health Director at Bent County Public Health for the last 3 years. Raised in Holly, Joni truly understands small town/rural community healthcare dynamics. Providing excellent patient care and being a strong patient advocate is core to Joni's nursing practice. In her time off, Joni enjoys spending time with her family, camping, sewing, and reading.

Megan Starcevich - RN

Megan Starcevich

Megan Starcevich, RN is a home health nurse at Bent County Public Health. Megan has been working as a nurse for the past 3 years. Megan has been passionate about healthcare since she was young and strongly believes in the five core values of nursing: human dignity, integrity, autonomy, altruism and social justice.  During her free time, Megan enjoys photography, exercising, reading and spending time with her family

Shawna Daniel

Becky Blecha - LPN

Becky Blecha

Becky is a home health nurse at Bent County Public Health. Becky has been a nurse for almost 20 years and in the medical field for 28 years. In her free time, Becky enjoys spending time with her family, camping and riding her Harley.

Adrianna Maes

I was born and raised in Las Animas. Taking care of my grandma while she was sick pushed me to become a CNA. I have been a CNA for almost 4 years now. I enjoy taking care of others and love the feeling I get from helping someone do the things they can’t do on their own anymore. I currently attend OJC. I plan to go further in the medical field, and eventually become an RN. On my free time I love spending time with my family and friends, I also enjoy being outdoors as much as possible.

Victoria Gilbert

JoEllen Netherton

JoEllen has been a CNA since 2014. She is dedicated to providing excellent patient care to all she visits. She has been working in Home Health for over 5 years with Bent County Public Health. JoEllen also works for Arkansas Valley Hospice as their Volunteer Coordinator.

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Wendy Adrian
Physical Therapist

Wendy graduated with a DPT from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 1998. Wendy has experience in Out-patient, Acute Care, and Nursing Home Therapy, but is new to the Home Health setting. Wendy was born and raised in Missouri and moved to Colorado in 2008. She lives on a ranch with her husband, daughter and mother-in-law. 

Cyrena Conlan
Occupational Therapist

Single Entry Point
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Brenda Donaldson
Case Manager

Brenda is a Case Manager with Bent County Public Health Single Entry Point. She has worked in long-term care for over 25 years as a business office manager, dietary manager, and CNA. Brenda is from Southeastern Colorado. In her free time Brenda enjoys spending time with family.