The Hancock-Henderson Quill, Inc.
by Susan Galbraith, The Quill
Meet Your Neighbor Lynne Haase who is Maternal Child Health Coordinator for Henderson and Warren counties.
She spends one day a week in Gladstone and 4 days a week in Monmouth with WIC/Family Case Management.
She coordinates the programs for communicable disease outbreaks that might occur in Henderson County, STD's (sexually transmitted diseases) and teen/parent services.
She oversees intense case management of families and or moms who have babies born positive for drugs, foster care for their children under the age of 6, and education programs for teenage pregnancy.
Lynne was born in Taos, New Mexico, and raised in Oskaloosa, Iowa. During the time she lived in New Mexico, her father was a U.S. Public Health Service doctor on a reservation. Her father passed away when Lynne was 18.
She graduated from Union High School in 1975 and Southeastern Community College, with an RN degree in 1988, and is continuing to pursue her education in the health field. She is married to her "wonderful" husband, Kenneth and they live at rural Biggsville with their two dogs, a golden retriever and a Bassett hound.
She has one son, Eric (Allie) and two grandsons, Nicholas and Jaeger of Oquawka, and one daughter, Amanda, who lives in Villa Park.
Her mother is Joan Ray and her step-father is Gene Ray whom Lynne says, "is a great step-dad".
She has one brother, John Allaman (Margie) who lives in Washington, Iowa, with their two children, Heather and Luke; and one sister, Carol Spears (Tom) and their two children Alex and Janie.
Lynne enjoys reading, camping, cooking, spending time outside and especially their annual Christmas dinner at their home every year, where they read about the birth of Jesus from Lynnes' great-grandfather's Bible. She loves horses and has a saddle in her office, though she doesn't own a horse.
The home that Kenneth and Lynne live in has been in the family for over 100 years.