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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.

The Bent County Public Health Board of Health Meetings are held each month at the Bent County Public Health Offices

at 701 Park Ave in Las Animas, Colorado

Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month.

For more information, please call our office.

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.

Buenalyn Conger
Admin Assistant
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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
Shawn Cardinelli
Shawn Cardinelli is Human Resources. She has been with Public Health for a little over two years, we share her with Bent County. She loves to spend time at the beach with her grand babies.

Martha Cunningham

Joni-Wilk - Home Health Director
Joni-Wilk, R.N.
Executive 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.
Melissa Vigil
Finance Officer

Melissa is the Finance Director at Bent County Public Health. She has been here just a little over 3 years. We share Melissa with Bent County, as she is their finance director also. She grew up here in Las Animas and loves hanging out with her family.
Elizabeth Rutherford
Public Health Nurse

Megan Starcevich - RN
Megan Starevich

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
Becky Bleche

Darlene Jones

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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.
Samantha Palmer
SEP Case Manager

Brenda Donaldson
SEP Case Manager

Raquel Lucero
SEP Case Manager