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Longtime Health Department staffer to serve as state mentor
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Barton County Health Director Karen Winkelman, left, presents a certificate of achievement to Bev Frizell, Barton County Women, Infants and Children supervisor, during the County Commission meeting Monday morning. Frizell has been selected by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to serve as a mentor to work with new WIC coordinators. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

The Barton County Commission Monday morning heard about the Kansas Women, Infants and Children Coordinator Mentor Program, and that a longtime department employee has been honored as one of the mentors for the initiative.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has developed the WIC Coordinator Mentor Program. This will prepare new local agency WIC coordinators for their role by connecting them with experienced mentors that can provide guidance and support, said Health Director Karen Winkelman.  

Bev Frizell, a 30-year Health Department veteran and WIC supervisor/registered dietician, has been invited to become a mentor under the new program.   

The commission also formally recognized Frizell for the honor.