Douglas County is One Step Closer to a New Health Director, Following Board of Health Vote

June 9, 2021, 5:15 p.m. ·

Lindsay Huse speaks on Midwestern Public Health Training Center Video
Pending approval from the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Lindsay Huse will be the next health director of Douglas County Health Department. (Photo courtesy of Midwestern Public Health Training Center via YouTube)

The Douglas County Board of Health approved Dr. Lindsay Huse as the county’s new health director on Thursday.

Douglas County Board of Health President Chris Rodgers says Huse, in her new role, will oversee all aspects of the Douglas County Health Department.

"She's qualified in being able to manage that," Rodgers said. "But she also showed the vision in regards to helping us to address the social determinate issues that were exposed during the COVID crisis.”

Dr. Huse will continue the work of outgoing director Dr. Adi Pour, who’s retiring at the end of the month, Rodgers said. Huse, originally from Gering, Nebraska, made a return to the state after working as the supervisor of public health nursing for the state of Wyoming.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will vote on Dr. Huse’s approval next week. If approved, she will begin her new role next month.