Mayor Scott Fadness announced his appointment of Monica Heltz, DNP, MPH, APRN as Public Health Director the Fishers Health Department. The Fishers Health Department Board approved the hire and appointment of Heltz at its last board meeting.
In her role as Public Health Director, Heltz will lead the development of the Fishers Health Department which was established in April 2020. The full-service health department is completing its transition of duties from the Hamilton County Health Department.
Since April 24, the Fishers Health Department has, in parallel, launched Hamilton County’s first dedicated, free COVID-19 testing center in addition to traditional health department services to support Fishers residents.
Heltz has two decades of public health experience, with experience in environmental health, tuberculosis, immunizations, home visiting, and sexually transmitted infections. Heltz joins the Fishers Health Department from the Marion County Public Health Department where she held roles as nurse practitioner, Northeast District health office nursing coordinator, and TB program coordinator.
Heltz has presented regionally and nationally, with poster presentations at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Annual Meeting, TB Controller’s Association Annual Meeting, and American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. She has also presented nationally for the New Jersey Medical School Global TB Institute and at TB Conferences in Michigan and Indiana. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University; Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina; and Doctor of Nursing Practice and Masters of the Science of Nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Heltz has a passion for public health and a demonstrated commitment to public health service both locally and globally and is thrilled to put this commitment to use in her home community.
The Department, under the the direction of Dr. Lane and Heltz, will provide the following services to all Fishers residents
- Vital Records including Death Certificates and Birth Certificates
- Food Safety permits, inspections, and plan reviews
- Pools and Spa permits, inspections
- Septic Tank and well permits and inspections
- Water quality testing
- Mosquito and pest control
- Communicable Disease Control
Residents may access Health Department services, in both Spanish and English, online at fishers.in.us/healthdepartment or contact the department at 317-567-5045. For a full bio of Monica Heltz, visit fishers.in.us/healthdepartment home page.