Board Members

Daniel A. Nafziger, M.D.
President
Health Officer, Elkhart County

Dr. Nafziger was appointed Health Officer for Elkhart County in 2009. His specialty is infectious disease, and he is the Infectious Disease Consultant for Goshen Hospital. He practices privately in Goshen, Indiana. He received his BS from Eastern Mennonite College, his MS from the University of Iowa, and his MD from Case Western Reserve University.

Merle Holsopple

Merle Holsopple, M.D.
President-elect
Health Officer, Daviess County

Dr. Holsopple was appointed Health Officer for Daviess County in 2006. He specializes in family medicine and received is MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine. His private practice is Montgomery Medical Associates in Montgomery, Indiana.

Virginia Caine

Virginia Caine, M.D.
Treasurer
Director, Marion County Public Health Department

Dr. Caine was appointed Director of the Marion County Public Health Department in 1994. In addition to serving as Director, she is an Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Indiana University School of Medicine; a Past President of the American Public Health Association; a member of the Board of Trustees, National Medical Association; member of the MMWR Editorial Board for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Chair of the Board of Directors of MESH (Managed Emergency Surge for HealthCare); founding member, Indiana Health Information Exchange, Inc.; board member, Eskenazi Health Foundation. She received her MD from the State University of New York Upstate.

Jeremy Adler

Jeremy P. Adler, M.D.
Board Member
Health Officer, Tippecanoe County

Dr. Adler was appointed Health Officer for Tippecanoe County in 2015. He specializes in family medicine. He received his MD from Loyola University of Chicago/Stritch School of Medicine. His private practice is with Pickerill, Adler, and Reed Family Medicine in Lafayette, Indiana.

Rex Allman

Rex Allman, MD
Board Member
Health Officer, Pulaski County

Dr. Allman was appointed Health Officer for Pulaski County in 1998. His specialty is family medicine, and his private practice is with PMH Medical and Surgical Group, Winamac, Indiana. He received his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Allman is a past president of the Indiana SACCHO.

Paul Broderick

Paul Broderick, D.O.
Board Member
Health Officer, Morgan County

Dr. Broderick was appointed Health Officer for Morgan County in 2011. He is a proctology specialist, and received his D.O. from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992. He practices with the Franciscan Physician Network Central Indiana Proctology.

Paul K. Halverson, DrPH, FACHE
Board Member
Founding Dean, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, IUPUI, Indianapolis

Dean Halverson received his Dr.PH from the University of North Carolina and his MS in Health Services Administration from Arizona State University. He is a member of FACHE.

Theodore A. Waflart, Jr., M.D.

Theodore A. Waflart, Jr., M.D.
Board Member
Health Officer, Dubois County

Dr. Waflart was appointed Health Officer for Dubois County in 2006. His specialty is occupational medicine, and he received an MPH from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his MD from the University of Louisville. In addition to serving as health officer, he is the medical director for the Industrial Medicine Clinic (MED) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care, Jasper, Indiana.

William Remington

William Remington, Jr., M.D.
Board Member
Health Officer, Kosciusko County

Dr. Remington was appointed Health Officer for Kosciusko County in 1994. He specializes in family medicine and practices with Provident Family Healthcare. He received his MD from Ohio State University.

Kenneth Spear

Kenneth Spear, MD
Board Member
Health Officer, Vanderburgh County

Dr. Spear was appointed Health Officer for Vanderburgh County in 2013. He specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care medicine. He received his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He has no private practice outside the health department.

Larry Sutton

Larry Sutton, DO
Board Member
Health Officer, Martin County

Dr. Sutton was appointed Health Officer for Martin County in 1996. His received his DO from ATSU-DCOM. He is board certified in family medicine and practices privately at Daviess Community Hospital, serving as the Medical Director, AcuteRehab. Unit/Wound Care. Dr. Sutton is a past president of the Indiana SACCHO.

Mohammad R. Torabi, Ph.D., MPH
Board Member
Founding Dean and Chancellor's Professor, School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University

Dean Torabi received his MSPH from Tehran University; his MPH from Indiana University; and his PhD from Purdue University.

Don Zent

Don P. Zent, MD
Board Member
Health Officer, Howard County

Dr. Zent was appointed Health Officer for Howard County in 2007. His specialty was family practice (now retired). He received his MD from the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Paul Babcock

Paul Babcock, MPA, JD
Board Member

Mr. Babcock is the Deputy Director for Strategic Initiatives and Legal Counsel for the Office of Public Health and Safety, Office of Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indianapolis, Indiana. He holds a Masters of Public Administration degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.

Doug Mathis

Doug Mathis, MS
Board Member

Mr. Mathis has been the Administrator of the Henry County Health Department since 1988. His is a past board member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. He received his MS from Ball State University.

Joni Wise

Joni Wise, BS
Board Member

Joni Wise received her BS in Secondary Education from Indiana State University.  She has served as Administrator of the Vigo County Health Department since 1997 and has lived her entire life in Vigo County.