Meet Our Staff

Vanessa Lincoln, MSN, RN
I graduated in 2004 from Truman State University with a bachelor’s in nursing. I worked in the intensive care unit and on the medical floor before taking a job in home health nursing at the Linn County Health Department. During my time at the department I learned that public health was what I loved and started working towards my Master’s degree in public health and school health nursing. Shortly after starting my school work I had the opportunity to serve as Administrator at a local health department. I was there for 2 ½ years, but due to the commute I came back to the county as a school health nurse. While I enjoyed the position, I missed working with the public and had the opportunity to return to the Linn County Health Department in June of 2012. The staff and myself take pleasure in serving the citizens of Linn County. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the amazing staff at the department and hopefully we can successfully meet any needs you may have! Feel free to call 660-258-7251 or email me at
James Schrader
Environmental Public
Health Specialist
Brenda Cooper
Administrative Assistant
Payroll/Billing Clerk
Office Support
Shawna Shiflett, R.N.
School Nurse
Immunization Coordinator
Certified Car Seat Technician
WIC CPA, Immunization Nurse
American Red Cross:
CPR & First Aid Instructor
Amber Severa
WIC Certifier, Office Support
Certified Car Seat Technician
Janet Roush, RN
Communicable Disease Nurse
STD Coordinator
Certified Car Seat Technician
CPR Instructor
Brittney Fisher, RN
MCH Coordinator & Health Educator
Public Health Nursing
Safe-Sitter Trained
Caitlyn Beck
WIC Nutritionist/Nutrition Coordinator