New Health Administrator

Sean Eifert

The Bond County Board of Health has selected a new administrator to replace current administrator Mark Ayers, who will retire February 28th.

Following a special meeting Wednesday, the board announced their unanimous selection of Sean Eifert, of the Quincy, IL area, as administrator of the Bond County Health Department.

Eifert graduated with his master’s degree from Western Illinois University in 1997 and has worked in the fields of public and mental health throughout his career, serving as CEO of Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois, Administrator of the Brown County Health Department, and Executive Director of Home Health and Hospice for UnityPoint at Home in the Quincy, IL region.

Health Board Chairman Darryl Bolen said the group is excited to welcome Eifert, noting that his experience will be a great addition to the department. Bolen also expressed his thanks to Mark Ayers, who he said has done a great job for the county and has been very helpful in the transition process.

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In addition to his public health experience, Eifert has served his community as a village trustee and mayor. He and his wife Robin have four children, ranging in age from one to sixteen.

When asked about his vision for the Bond County Health Department, Sean said, “I am excited to work for such a well-respected, stable and beneficial agency. It is obvious Bond County has had stellar leadership, talented employees and visionary board members who have made the health department what it is today. My goal is to continue that tradition, utilizing my training and experience to maximize resources and the services available to this area.”

Eifert was selected from 16 applicants, three of whom were interviewed by the board of health. He will relocate from Augusta, IL and assume his new role on January 30th, working alongside Mark Ayers, until Ayers’ retirement at the end of February.

SOURCEPhoto courtesy of the Bond County Health Department
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