New Appointment Made to TriCounty Board of Health

A respected community member known for many years of clinical nursing experience has been appointed to the TriCounty Board of Health. Just months into her retirement from the Uintah School District, Shanna Wheeler accepted the appointment to the Board of Health, bringing with her 42 years of nursing experience. “We are excited to have Shanna with her many years of clinical experience,” shares TriCounty Health Director Jordan Mathis. “We feel that having Shanna on board will further strengthen school and community relationships and we’re excited to have her perspective and experience.” Mathis also shared his gratitude and well wishes for former board member Tod Tesar who chose to step down to focus on personal matters. “We’ll miss Todd,” shares Mathis. “He was a great board member and we all wish him the best.” Wheeler will fill the rest of Tesar’s term on the TriCounty Board of Health through December 2017.

Shanna Wheeler

Shanna Wheeler


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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.