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Who We Are 

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Sandusky County Public Health (SCPH) works to protect and improve the health of those who live, work and play in Sandusky County, Ohio. This is achieved by promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing injury and detecting and preventing infectious diseases. Sandusky County Public Health provides educational outreach programs, clinics, recommending policy and system change to improve population health, while working to limit health disparities. Sandusky County Public Health is dedicated to promoting healthcare equity, quality and accessibility.

Stacey Gibson, LSW, OCPC, ICPS


Stacey Gibson is employed by the Sandusky County Public Health where she is the Director of Health Planning and Education and Accreditation Coordinator. She also serves as the Coordinator of the Health Partners collaborative whose mission is to monitor and improve the health status of Sandusky County residents. Stacey has a B.S. in Child/Family Community Services from BGSU, is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Ohio and is a Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant. Stacey has over 28 years of experience working in communities focusing on improving the physical, mental, emotional and behavior health of community residents of all ages. She is a trainer for SAPST (Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training) and a certified trainer for Prevention Ethics.

Bethany Brown, MSN, RN

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Bethany Brown is the Health Commissioner for Sandusky County Public Health.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Lourdes University in 1999 and returned in 2012 to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing degree.  She started as a Public Health Nurse working in the Immunization clinics, Welcome Home Visits, BCMH program, Lead Case Management, Child and Family Health Grant, and Immunization Action Plan grant.  She was then promoted in 2010 to the Director of Nursing position where she supervised all nursing programs and wrote grants to increase programs provided to the community. In 2015, Bethany was promoted to her current position as Health Commissioner.  Bethany is responsible for coordinating all health department programs and ensuring programs are in place to address the community health needs.  Bethany works closely with community partners and leads efforts in community health improvement planning.

Consortium Members


Mircea Handru, Director

Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of SSW


Judge Bradley J. Smith

Sandusky County Juvenile and Probate Court  


Tim Wise, LPCCs, Site Director

Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services

Fremont Office


Cathy Glassford, Director 

Sandusky County Family and Children First Council


Jeff Jackson, Director

Sandusky County Emergency Medical Services

COP-RCORP Planning Products

COP-RCORP Implementation Products


Increase the number of providers for SUD/OUD
Increase the use of OARRS
Harm reduction
Track, screen, prevent, and refer to treatment


Increase providers willing to provide MAT
Increase support staff to complement MAT
Workforce development
Reduce barriers to treatment
Maximize reimbursement for treatment
Law enforcement and first responders collab


Access to treatment and recovery services
Recovery communities
Enhance discharge coordination