Cathy Chitko - Assistant Diabetes Coordinator/Community Health Representative (CHR)

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Cathy Chitko - Assistant Diabetes Coordinator/Community Health Representative (CHR)

 Professional & Personal Background

Cathy has worked for the Community Health Department as a Community Health Representative (CHR) since 1999. In 2005, she began her position as the Assistant Diabetes Coordinator. Cathy provides services to Tribal Members of all ages, but specializes in working with individuals who are at risk or diagnosed with diabetes. Cathy provides office/home visits, blood pressure screenings, blood glucose checks, medication deliveries and ensures that patient’s healthcare needs are being met.

Cathy worked as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic for 18 years and also as the Goodman-Armstrong Creek Rescue Squad Member and Training Officer for 16 years.

 Education & Licenses

  • Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College – Emergency Medical Technician
  • University of Wisconsin, Platteville; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Wisconsin, Green Bay; Nicolet Area Technical College (50+ college credits completed)
  • Northern Michigan University; University of Wisconsin, Platteville (certificates of completion)
  • State of Wisconsin EMT-B Licensure
  • National Registry of EMTs Membership

 Area of Focus

Diabetes Management/Prevention, Native NIKE Shoe Program, Dr. Comfort Shoe Program, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Management, Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

 Contact Info

 Cathy.Chitko@fcpotawatomi-nsn.gov
 715-478-4367