2018-07-05 / News

Saginaw Co. Health Dept. honors employees


Renee Johnston (right), of the Saginaw Community Foundation, received the Richard Calley Distinguished Service Award. She is pictured with Christina Harrington (left), SCDPH health officer. Renee Johnston (right), of the Saginaw Community Foundation, received the Richard Calley Distinguished Service Award. She is pictured with Christina Harrington (left), SCDPH health officer. SAGINAW – The Saginaw County Department of Public Health (SCDPH) recently recognized award recipients for 2018. The awards presented by SCDPH include the Employee of the Year, the Richard Calley Distinguished Service Award, Spirit of Public Health Award, and Longevity Award.

The 2018 Employee of the Year, has been awarded to Lori Bill, for exemplary performance and accomplishment on the job. Bill has been with the department for the past 10 years as a custodian. Bill is described by her co-workers as a conscientious and hard worker who takes pride in her work.

SCDPH annually awards the Richard Calley Distinguished Service Award in recognition of an individual, organization, or business that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of public health in Saginaw County. This year’s honoree is ReneĆ© Johnston, president and CEO of the Saginaw Community Foundation.


Lori Bill was honored as the Employee of the Year. She is pictured with Sue McInerney, SCDPH Board of Commissioner/Board of Health member, and Christina Harrington. Lori Bill was honored as the Employee of the Year. She is pictured with Sue McInerney, SCDPH Board of Commissioner/Board of Health member, and Christina Harrington. Johnston has been working on the advancement of public health dating back to the early 2000s in which Johnston supported the efforts of Saginaw County embarking on the first Community Health Assessment and Health Improvement Plan. It was with the assistance of Johnston and the Saginaw Community Foundation that Saginaw County is still working to improve the health of residents today.

The 2018 Spirit of Public Health Award recipients are Debra Contreras, Elizabeth Dzuba, Denver Isom, Andrew Mendyk, and Linda Owen. This award is given to those SCDPH employees who embody the spirit of public service and go the extra mile in the performance of job duties and customer service.


Spirit of Public Health Award recipients pictured with Christina Harrington are, from left to right: Andrew Mendyk, Denver Isom, Sue McInerney, Debra Contreras, and Linda Owen. Missing from the photo is Elizabeth Dzuba. Spirit of Public Health Award recipients pictured with Christina Harrington are, from left to right: Andrew Mendyk, Denver Isom, Sue McInerney, Debra Contreras, and Linda Owen. Missing from the photo is Elizabeth Dzuba. SCDPH also annually recognizes staff employment milestones for years of dedicated service to the Department. This year’s 2018 Longevity Certificates were presented to: Carissa Hillman, emergency preparedness coordinator, and Katherine Losee, hearing technician, for five years of service.

Longevity Awards were presented to: Lori Bill, custodian, and Margie Dwenger, immunization clerk, for 10 years of service; Steven Ellis, senior environmental health specialist, and Sandra Ellison, clerk interviewer/ receptionist, for 15 years of service; and Pamela Dottery, nursing office manager, for 30 years of service.

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