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ABOUT US

History

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.
Omer Tamir - Executive Director

Omer Tamir
Executive Director

Omer Tamir, MPM is the Executive Director at Bent County Public Health. Omer has been working in healthcare and wellness for the past 16 years. “I am honored to serve Bent County, and to affect positive change on a large scale.” During his free time Omer enjoys sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife and 2 kids.

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.

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Brandy Fernandez
Public Health Assistant

Brandy Fernandez is the Public Health Assistant for Bent County Public Health. Brandy has worked in Public Health for 6 years in various programs. Her passion is working with the community & being able to offer resources to those in need. Brandy was born and raised in Bent County. Brandy has 6 children and 2 grandchildren, who are her world and an absolute blessing!!

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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.

Home Health
Joni-Wilk - Home Health Director

Joni-Wilk
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
RN

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
RN

Becky Blecha - LPN

Becky Blecha
LPN

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
CNA

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.

Kathy Nevarez-Maestas
CNA

I have been in nursing as a CNA for about 35 years. I am also a teacher and enjoy working with children. I love working with people overall. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, working on my plants and flowers. I currently take care of my 2-year-old grandson while my daughter works, and I have 2 great grandchildren. My husband is retired, and I am semi-retired. Life is B-E-U-T-I-F-U-L

JoEllen Netherton
CNA

Therapy

CHERYL BREWER
Physical Therapist

Cheryl Brewer PT is the Physical Therapist and Therapy Manager for Home Health. She has worked for Bent County Public Health either as an employee or through another agency for the past 20 years. She has been a Physical Therapist since 1982 and in long term care for the past 25 years. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to visit her grandchildren.

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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

Nancy Bell
Case Manager

Nancy Bell, MA, is a case manager with Bent County Public Health Single Entry Point.  Nancy was an educator for 34 years in both the public and private sector before opening a yarn shop in 2010.  Nancy is new to the medical field but is delighted in the adventure.  During her free time, Nancy enjoys spending quality time with her husband, three children and grandson, as well as crafting and reading.

Stacy Flint
Case Manager

Stacy is a Case Manager with Bent County Public Health Single Entry Point. Before this, she worked in long-term care for over 8 years. Stacy has worked in case management for the last 15 years, helping individuals access the services and care they need from their communities. Stacy has lived in southeastern Colorado most of her life, she is from Holly. In her free time Stacy enjoys spending time with her two children and family.

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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.