Public Health Director
Apple Valley, MN
Director for the Dakota County Public Health Department in West St. Paul and Apple Valley, Minnesota. Dakota County is the third most populous county in Minnesota with a population of nearly 400,000. In her current role, Brueshoff manages and provides leadership for the Public Health Department. She has spent the majority of her 32 years in nursing in public health focusing on prevention and early intervention programs, with an emphasis in the maternal child health area. Past professional experiences include positions as Public Health Deputy Director and Supervisor for Dakota County and Apnea Home Monitoring Coordinator at Minneapolis Children's Medical Center. Her expertise has been sought out at the regional and state levels where she has served on numerous public health committees and workgroups: National Association of County and City Health Officials(NACCHO) Survive and Thrive workgroup member (2011-currrent), State Community Services Advisory Committee Performance Improvement Steering Committee Chair (2010-current), Minnesota Local Public Health Association Legislative Co-Chair (2010-current), State Community Health Services Advisory Committee for the Public Health role in Correctional Health (2005-2006). During 2010-2011 she was a committee member of the planning group for the 2nd Public Health International Conference held in St. Paul MN. She has worked with two federal grants addressing the preparation of the future public health nursing workforce. In addition to the above, her current leadership roles include the March of Dimes Committee Member Greater Twin Cities Division and Governing Board Member of the Dakota County Collaborative. She is currently enrolled in the University of Minnesota School of Nursing DNP program, slated to complete in 2013. Awards include Outstanding Committee Chair (1998) and Outstanding Committee Member (2004) for the March of Dimes and University of Minnesota Irving B. Harris Center for Infant and Toddler Development Training Award (2002).