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Public Health Emergency Preparedness Unit

Organizational changes are being made at the Wyoming Department of Health to ensure needed services for Wyoming residents are delivered as successfully and responsibly as possible.  During this transition, ongoing contracts and services will not be interrupted. Please bear with us as we work toward updating our website and documentation.
Sheryl Roub, Manager

The Wyoming Department of Health first received public health preparedness funding for bioterrorism from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1999. At that time, the department began enhancing laboratory capacity, epidemiology and surveillance capacity, and developing our ability to rapidly distribute health alerts to public health and other professional partners in the state. Following the events of 2001, the funding across the county increased and we expanded our planning efforts, training and education offering, and public information skills, while further enhancing laboratory, epidemiology and communications capacity. The increased funding also allowed the department to begin supporting local preparedness efforts through collaboration and funding to the county public health nursing offices, county health officers and local clinical laboratories throughout Wyoming.


PHEP staff...       


Sheryl Roub

Unit Manager & BT Coordinator


Mona Brinkman

Cooperative Agreement Compliance Analyst


Ilea Quintana

Administrative Assistant


Dan O’Leary

Career Epidemiology Field Officer


Igor Shepherd

Emergency Preparedness Supervisor


Shelley Hood

Public Health Responder Safety Coordinator


Ken Hicks

Emergency Preparedness Epidemiologist


Michael Brock

Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator


Robert Sherard

Planning Coordinator


Jim Smith

Improvement and Development Supervisor


Paul Card

Health Communications Coordinator


Rick Jansen

Preparedness and Response Coordinator


Angelyn Mayes

Emergency Preparedness Outreach Technician


Shawna Dereemer

Lab Preparedness Supervisor


Gale Stevens

Lab Program Advisor


Valerie O’Neill

Laboratory Scientist


Robin Leiske

Lab Preparedness Technician





PHEP Five Year Strategic Plan Revised 2015
PHEP 2009-2010 Annual Summary Report 
PHEP 2010-2011 Annual Summary Report

PHEP 2011-2012 Annual Summary Report

2010 Report - Public Health Preparedness: Strengthening the Nation’s Emergency Response State by State

PHEP Org Chart

At Risk Population Profile by County


Immediately report the occurrence of potential public health hazards to the Wyoming Department of Health 24/7 Emergency Notification line: