Doug Mormann, MS [Preceptor]

Doug Mormann is the director of the La Crosse County Health Department (LCHD) that provides public health services to a population of about 114,000 people. The LCHD has about 70 employees and a budget of $5,000,000. He has served in this capacity for 29 years. Earlier in his career, he was the Portage County Health Officer, worked for the University of Wisconsin Madison in their Department of Preventive Medicine, and for the State of Wisconsin's Department of Health Policy and Planning. He received an undergraduate degree in Biology from St. Mary's University in Winona, Minnesota and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Health from the University of Minnesota in 1972. Among his many roles, Doug is currently the preceptor for Lindsay Menard, a 2nd year fellow, in the Wisconsin Population Health Service Fellowship Program.

Nationally, Doug has served on advisory committees for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) the American Public Health Association (APHA), and the Public Health Leadership Institute. He has had the opportunity to serve in various state level leadership positions including President on the Boards of the Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA) and the Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB). He currently serves on the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine and Public Health Wisconsin Partnership Grant Program Oversight and Advisory Committee. Throughout La Crosse County Doug has either served or is currently serving on advisory committees or boards for numerous organizations including Great Rivers United Way, the Scenic Bluffs Community Health Center, St. Clare Health Care Mission, Scenic Bluffs Chapter of the American Red Cross, the La Crosse Medical Health Science Consortium, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's Community Health Education Program.

Doug feels fortunate that he receives great satisfaction from the work involved in helping people live healthy and productive lives. It is hard for Doug to pick a favorite public health topic (all topics are fun to him!); although, assuring access to dental care including fluoridated water supplies and restorative care for low income people has been a long term effort of his, along with tobacco control and obesity prevention efforts.

Doug and his wife, Sue, have three married daughters along with two grandchildren that live in Canada, Washington, and California.