Mindy Waldron assumed the
duties of Department Administrator in 2005 after 13 years of
distinguished service in public health. She now manages the
day-to-day operations of a department of nearly 70
employees, with a $3.3 million budget, serving the
population of Fort Wayne and Allen County.
Ms. Waldron is a native of
Fort Wayne, Ind. who earned her B.S. in environmental
science and management from Indiana University, Bloomington.
She worked for the Hamilton
County Health Department as a well protection program
coordinator and swimming pool inspector from 1992 to 1993.
She was a food and environmental health specialist with the
Wells County Health Department from 1993 to 1995. In this
capacity, she was responsible for conducting routine food
establishment inspections, complaint investigations,
food-borne illness investigations, enforcement actions and
Prior to becoming
administrator, she served the Fort Wayne-Allen County
Department of Health from 1995 to 2004 as the Director of
the Food Protection Division, and later, as the Director of
Communications and HIPAA Privacy Officer.
Ms. Waldron is a registered
environmental health specialist with the State of Indiana
and is certified as a food safety professional by the
National Environmental Health Association. She is also a
member of the National Association of City & County Health
Officials and has earned the ServSafe Train the Trainer
certification through the National Restaurant Association.
During her career, she has
also served as an adjunct faculty member with Ivy Tech State
College in Fort Wayne.
Waldron is the recipient of numerous awards, including the
Rookie of the Year Award in 1994, and the Tim Sullivan
Memorial Award in 2003 for outstanding achievement in the
area of Food Protection, both from the Indiana Environmental
Administrator, Ms. Waldrons responsibilities include:
Managing day-to-day operations of the
department, including acting as the departments
Personnel Director for nearly 70 employees.
with Health Commissioner for long-range strategic
planning and program development for 14 divisions and
programs, including seeking outside funding.
Overseeing all departmental expenditures
and yearly budget preparation and proposals, including
seeking County Council approval for all appropriations.
Administering and assisting with the
writing of all departmental grants (federal, state and
Presenting educational programs to
various community groups and organizations.
with the department attorney to coordinate all legal
actions and enforcement activities to ensure compliance
with federal state and local laws such as all health
mandates set forth in the Indiana Code and Indiana
in coordination of duties in the absence of the Health