A message from our President

On behalf of the Executive Board, I would like to congratulate Karen Hunter-Krueger as she enters a new phase of her life.  Karen is retiring after 28 years of service to not only the people of Dunklin County but to the members of the Missouri Environmental Health Association (MEHA).


In addition to being a trusted friend and colleague, Karen has filled multiple roles in MEHA. She served as the Secretary for many years, filling a role that often goes underappreciated. While serving on the board she has consistently been an advocate for the small health departments reminding us remember “the little guys” and sending the message that MEHA belongs to everyone. Finally, and most importantly she has been a welcoming presence for both new and returning members at conferences and trainings.


Again, I want to congratulate Karen and wish her well as she steps into retirement, thank her for continuing to serve as the MEHA Co- Secretary, and remind her and her husband Mark that they are always welcome members of the MEHA family.