Public health appointment

September 10, 2009 —

Mary Mincer Hansen, Ph.D., has been named to the state of Iowa’s Public Health Advisory Council, part of the Modernizing Public Health in Iowa initiative. She was selected as the expert in emergency preparedness.

The council will play a key role in assuring the vision of public health modernization; that every Iowan has access to a basic standard of public health services, regardless of where they live.

For more information about the council, visit

Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.