Occupational Health & Wellness

Safety and performance are at the heart of TVF&R’s core principles. This principle commands that everyone who comes to work goes home from work, and everyone is expected to perform their duties at the highest level without compromising safety. TVF&R’s Occupational Health & Wellness Program was established in 1998 to develop a comprehensive program under the guiding principle of employee health and safety. The investment of staff, equipment, and health screenings is a reflection of the importance that TVF&R attaches to the responsibility of protecting our most valuable resource; our personnel.


The purpose of the Occupational Health & Wellness program is to ensure that all personnel work safely and effectively during their careers and maintain healthy lifestyle choices continuing into their retirement . We educate employees through a variety of channels about lifestyle behaviors and how they influence one’s health, self-esteem, and overall job performance throughout a lifetime. For our uniformed personnel, offering wellness services and implementing programs strategically focused on providing the strength and support they need to meet demands and rigors of the job. District wide, the occupational health and wellness department strives to provide a comprehensive array of in-house prevention driven health and wellness services to all personnel, volunteers, family and retirees to improve the quality of life and longevity. 

Services include:
Annual Medical Screening

  • Physical Examination
  • Body Composition
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Vision Evaluation
  • Hearing Evaluation
  • Pulmonary Evaluation
  • Aerobic/Cardiovascular Evaluation
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Disease Screening Health

Wellness, & Safety Promotion

  • Fitness Evaluations
  • Exercise Programming
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Injury Prevention
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Preventive, Risk Reduction Educational Services
  • Exercise Specialists and Peer Fitness Trainers
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services
  • Counseling Services

Services to Outside Municipalities & Private Agencies

Occupational Health & Wellness Services also provides a full range of services to a number of outside municipalities and private agencies, including:

  • OSHA Compliance Materials
  • Blood-borne and Airborne Pathogen Education
  • Vaccination and Annual Testing Services

Occupational Health & Wellness Staff

For more information regarding Occupational Health & Wellness Services, please contact:

  • Nicole Tzantarmas, OHW Program Manager: 503-259-1689
  • Mara Hunt, OHW Program Assistant: 503-259-1687
  • Alex Wolff, Wellness Coordinator: 503-259-1690
  • Tana Krebs, OHW Nurse: 503-259-1685
  • Shari Talbot, Certified Medical Assistant: 503-259-1512
  • Pam Zenzuis, Certified Athletic Trainer: 503-259-1683