Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness has appointed the city’s first public health director. In her new role, Monica Heltz will be responsible for the development of the Fishers Health Department, which was established in April.

Prior to the appointment, Heltz worked for the Marion County Public Health Department, where she held a variety of roles, including nurse practitioner, northeast district health office nursing coordinator, and tuberculosis program coordinator.

The Fishers Health Department Board approved the appointment at its most recent meeting.

The city says Heltz holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University; Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina; and Doctor of Nursing Practice and Masters of the Science of Nursing from Frontier Nursing University.

The creation of the Fishers Health Department comes from Fadness’ Fishers Recovery Plan, which also included providing free COVID-19 testing to all residents.

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