Health Department Administration (906) 475-9977

Health Officer

Jerry Messana, MPA
184 U.S. 41 East
Negaunee, MI 49866
906-315-2604
gmessana@mqtco.org

Health Officer Jerry

Message from our Health Officer:

The Marquette County Health Department is the unit of county government mandated by state law to maintain the health of county residents, prevent disease, and protect individuals from environmental hazards.  Our homepage is intended to give our citizens and the public information regarding current health issues, the services offered by the Department, and the health status of our community.  In addition, through this homepage you can access other websites offering a variety of health information and data.  We look forward to receiving your comments or suggestions on how we can make this website more useful to you.

Jerry Messana, MPA., Health Officer

Jerry Messana became the Administrative Health Officer for the Marquette County Health Department (MCHD) in March of 2015.  He previously held the position of Administrator at MCHD.

Jerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration-Accounting, from Michigan Technological University.  He has his Masters of Public Administration, with a focus on healthcare from Northern Michigan University.  Jerry is currently enrolled at Michigan State University and is working towards a Graduate Certificate in Public Health.

Before working for the health department, Jerry has held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director, and Controller at other healthcare facilities in Marquette County.

Medical Director

 Teresa L. Frankovich, MD, MPH, FAAP

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Dr. Frankovich received her Bachelor of Science degree with studies in pre-medical, biomedical sciences and psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She then went on to earn her doctorate, also at the University of Michigan.

After interning and completing her residency in pediatrics at Northwestern University Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, she received her Master of Public Health degree in the section of maternal and child health from the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Frankovich became the Medical Director for Marquette County Health Department in August of 2011.  She is also the Medical Director for the Western Upper Peninsula District Health Department, Public Health Delta and Menominee Counties, and Dickinson-Iron District Health Department.

 Administration Staff

The Health Officer is assisted in managing the Department by an Operations Officer, Finance Officer and support staff within the Administrative Services Division. 

These individuals perform or supervise agency-wide activities such as budgeting, financial management, human resources management, accounts payable, payroll, data processing, planning, evaluation and resource development.  These administrative functions support all other Health Department staff and programs in their efforts to serve clients as effectively and efficiently as possible.