Department of Health Services


Welcome to the CGESD Health Services Department, a critical link between health and education.

We are committed to ensuring the safety of students by providing the highest standard of nursing care in the school and community setting so that every student has the opportunity to achieve their educational potential. We accomplish this by providing and coordinating specialized health services that support the educational experience for students throughout Wasco and Hood River counties.

We are committed to employee and community wellness, advocacy on behalf of students and their families, collaboration with community health systems and school based health centers, research and development to improve population health in schools, and using evidenced-based practice in the delivery of care.

We support the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model that combines and builds on elements of the traditional coordinated school health approach by responding to the call for greater alignment, integration, and collaboration between education and health to improve each child's cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development.

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Meet Our Staff


Alison Donnelly, RN, BSN

Whole Child Nurse Administrator

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Sandra "Eileen" Reffett

Health Care Assistant

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Sarah Brennan, RN

Whole Child School Nurse

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Jennie Zuniga, RN, BSN

Whole Child School Nurse

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