Trauma and Injury Prevention Division Staff

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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.
Contact Information:
Art Logsdon
alogsdon1@isdh.in.gov
317-233-7679

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.
Contact Information:
Katie Hokanson
khokanson@isdh.in.gov
317-234-2865

Jessica Schultz, Injury Prevention Epidemiologist Consultant

  • 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.
Contact Information:
Jessica Schultz                              
JSchultz@isdh.IN.gov
317-617-4155

Murray Lawry, Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) 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.
Contact Information:
Murray Lawry
Mlawry@isdh.IN.gov
317-233-7695

Camry Hess, Data Analyst

  • 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.
Contact Information:
Camry Hess
chess1@isdh.in.gov
317-234-3265

Ramzi Nimry, Statewide Trauma System Development and Training 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.
Contact Information:
Ramzi Nimry
rnimry@isdh.in.gov
317-234-7321

Rachel Kenny, Indiana Violent Death Reporting System (INVDRS) Epidemiologist

  • 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.
Contact Information:
Rachel Kenny
rkenny@isdh.in.gov
317-233-8197

John O'Boyle, Records Coordinator (INVDRS & PDO)

  • 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.
Contact Information:
John O'Boyle
joboyle@isdh.in.gov
317-233-7987

Lauren Savitskas, Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) 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 worked as the injury prevention program coordinator for a year and a half at ISDH before transitioning into her role as PDO Community Outreach Coordinator.
Contact Information:
Lauren Savitskas
lsavitskas@isdh.in.gov
317-234-9657

Ryan Cunningham, Records Consultant (INVDRS & PDO)

  • 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.
Contact Information:
Ryan Cunningham
RyCunningham@isdh.IN.gov
317-234-9659

Tanya Barrett, Event Project Coordinator

  • 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.
Contact Information:
Tanya Barrett
TaBarrett@isdh.in.gov
317-234-9758

Preston Harness, Injury Prevention Coordinator

  • 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.  Preston is a certified child passenger safety technician and Stepping On trainer.

    Contact Information:
    Preston Harness
    PHarness@isdh.in.gov
    317-232-3121

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).

    Contact Information:
    Dawn Smith
    DawnSmith@isdh.in.gov
    317-233-1302

Angela Adle, Records Consultant (INVDRS & PDO)

  • Angela has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Peru State College.  She has more than 10 years of experience in the forensic science field including autopsies, fingerprint analysis and cold case analysis.  Angela worked as an Identification Technician with the Lincoln Police Department in Nebraska, prior to joining ISDH.

    Contact Information:
    Angela Adle
    AAdle@isdh.IN.gov
    317-234-3714

James Carroll, Prescription Drug Overdose (PDO) Community Outreach Coordinator

  • James graduated from Crossroads Bible College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership.  He spent four years as a Case Manager with the Family and Social Services Administration within the Division of Family Resources.  He also has over 15 years of experience working with youth and adults with developmental disabilities, prior to joining ISDH.

    Contact Information:
    James Carroll
    JCarroll1@isdh.IN.gov
    317-233-5952

Paravdeep (Pravy) Nijjar, Registry Coordinator

  • Pravy graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health with a minor Psychology and a Master's degree in Public Health with a concentration in Administration.  She worked with the Diversity and Inclusion Office at Indiana University prior to joining ISDH.

    Contact Information:
    Paravdeep Nijjar
    PNijjar@isdh.IN.gov
    317-234-1304

Brittany Armstrong, Records Consultant (INVDRS & PDO)

  • Brittany studied to be an RN at Medtech College and received her Pharmacy Technician license from IUPUI.  She worked at Community Health Network's Cancer Center as a Patient Experience Specialist prior to joining ISDH.

    Contact Information:
    Brittany Armstrong
    BArmstrong1@isdh.in.gov
    317-233-7696

Amanda Billman, Surveillance

Contact Information:
Amanda Billman
ABillman@isdh.IN.gov
317-232-3190

Raven Helmick, PDO Epidemiologist

Contact Information:
Raven Helmick
RHelmick@isdh.IN.gov
317-234-9656

Patricia Dotson, Records Consultant (INVDRS & PDO)

Contact Information:
Patricia Dotson
PDotson@isdh.IN.gov
317-234-3715

Anita McCormick-Peyton, Records Consultant (INVDRS & PDO)

Contact Information:
Anita McCormick-Peyton
AMccormickPeyton@isdh.IN.gov
317-233-1399
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