Shannon Jordan is one of three candidates seeking two seats on the Livingston County Health Center Board of Trustees in the April 2 election.

“I have chosen to seek a board position on the Livingston County Health Department because I

believe in the mission of the Health Department, ‘Prevent. Promote. Protect’,” she said. “I understand the challenging environment of health care which the health department faces in achieving that mission.”

Jordan has spent her career working in rural hospitals and pharmacies. She has bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration from Southern University of New York/Empire College and an associates in applied science degree in respiratory care from Pueblo Community College. She also maintains her credentials as a registered respiratory therapist and a certified pharmacy technician. She has been an employee at Chillicothe Family Pharmacy since it opened in 2015.

“I feel the biggest challenges facing the Livingston County Health Department are the same as

those facing our health care system at large: funding and access. Funding to meet the ever

growing needs left by the traditional health care avenues. Access to quality, affordable

health care in a primarily rural environment,” Jordan said. “The biggest asset of the Livingston County Health Department is its diversity. The health department offers a variety of programs for all ages and they understand prevention is the key to effective health care.”

Should she be elected, Jordan said she plans to work to,”Support the staff and current programming, expand the services to meet the needs of Livingston County residents and sustain the funding to meet the mission of the Livingston County Health Department.”

Jordan has lived in Livingston County for the last 23 years. She and her husband, Dusty, have two daughters and six grandchildren.

While this is her first time seeking an elected position, Jordan has a long history of civic involvement. She is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care, Beta Sigma Phi, and the VFW Auxiliary. She has also volunteered for the American Cancer Society, the

American Heart Association, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Kansas and Northwestern Missouri and various veteran organizations and numerous civic groups.

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