Art Logsdon, JD, Assistant Commissioner, Health and Human Services Commission
Art graduated from Butler University with a B.S. in Journalism and from Indiana University with both a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Law degree. He has served three separate stints at the State Department of Health in roles as diverse as the agency’s communications director, deputy director of the legal office, assistant commissioner for the Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission and director of the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention. He continues to have responsibility for trauma and injury prevention in his role as Assistant Commissioner for the Health and Human Services commission. Outside the State Department of Health, he has served as the editor of three weekly newspapers on Indianapolis’ west side, in public relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Indiana, in the private practice of law and as president and CEO of the Indiana Health Care Association.
Katie Hokanson, Director, Trauma and Injury Prevention Division
Katie graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Management. She worked at Frito-Lay as a front line supervisor for a year and a half prior to joining ISDH in 2012. She started in the Division of Trauma and Injury Prevention as the Trauma Registry Manager and served in that role for two and a half years before moving into her current role as division director.
Jessica graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology and from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a Master’s degree in Epidemiology and Certificate in Public Health Genetics. She worked at the UMSPH Center for Public Health and Community Genomics, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, and the McMillen Center for Health Education prior to joining ISDH.
Murray Lawry, Prescription Drug Overdose Project Manager
Murray graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration. He is also a certified EMT. Murray has been with the Indiana State Department of Health for a number of years. He transferred to the Trauma Program from the ISDH Hospital Preparedness Program, where he was responsible for the hospitals in Preparedness Planning Districts 1,2,3,4 and 6.
Camry graduated from Goshen College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Environmental Science and from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health with a Master’s degree in Biostatistics. She worked at the Center for Health Policy at IUPUI prior to joining ISDH.
Ramzi Nimry, Trauma System Performance Improvement Manager
Ramzi graduated from Indiana University (Indianapolis) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Psychology. He spent three years with Family Social Services Administration, Division of Mental Health and Addiction and two years with Regenstrief Institute, within the IU Center for Aging Research prior to joining ISDH.
Rachel graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and Forensic Science. She received a Master's degree in Epidemiology from the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health. She worked at the University of Indianapolis prior to joining ISDH.
John graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public and Environmental Affairs and a minor in Criminal Justice. He worked at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as a special agent for nearly 25 years prior to joining ISDH.
Lauren Savitskas, Prescription Drug Overdose Community Outreach Coordinator
Lauren graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master's degree in Public Health from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She worked at the King County Health Department in Seattle, Washington prior to joining ISDH. Lauren recently became a certified passenger safety technician for Safe Kids.
Ryan was a student at the College for Creative Studies School of Art and Design focusing on Illustrative Painting and Sculpture projects emphasized on victims of violent acts and crimes. His study of both the physiology of injury and psychological impact led to the creation of pieces endeavored to inform the public and provide solace to victims. He is a commissioned artist painting and sculpting both private and commercial works. Ryan was a team leader at Chrysler Fiat, prior to joining ISDH.
Tanya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from the University of Maryland University College and a Master's of Science in Sport Management from Drexel University. She has managed meetings, conventions, workshops, galas and events from U.S. Pharmacopeia, The American Institute of Architects, Belmont Country Club and the Ritz-Carlton, prior to joining ISDH.
Annie Hayden, Prescription Drug Overdose Records Consultant
Annie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Kansas State University and a Master's degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. She worked for many years as an academic librarian at the University of Kansas, prior to joining ISDH.
Bonnie Barnard, Prescription Drug Overdose Community Outreach Coordinator
Bonnie graduated from Anderson University with a B.S. in Organization Leadership. She has 20 years experience with law enforcement and spent the majority of her career in the Drug Enforcement Section with the Indiana State Police conducting undercover investigations mainly of diverted prescription drugs. She continues to be involved with NASCSA and NADDI and Vice President of NADDI of Indiana. After her career with the Indiana State Police, she was the Loss Prevention District Manager with Walgreens conducting internal investigations of employees for 13 years, prior to joining ISDH.
Kayley Dotson, Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemiologist
Kayley graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health and earned a Master's degree in Public Health from East Tennessee State University with a concentration in Epidemiology. She worked at East Tennessee State University in Community Service Programs prior to joining ISDH.
Preston holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and earned a Master's degree in Public Health from East Tennessee State University with a concentration in Health Services Management and Policy. Before joining ISDH, he worked for a not for profit child advocacy center as well as the Veteran's Health Administration.
Dawn Smith, Trauma and Injury Prevention Associate
Dawn graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Purdue University and a Master's degree in Environmental Management and Science from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining ISDH she worked at Purdue University, Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT), Cope Environmental Center and Advanced Testing Laboratory. She comes to ISDH as part of a two-year CDC Public Health Associate Program (PHAP).