August 19, 2015 at 2:45pm

Tonya AndricksTonya Andricks, RN, BSN, MHA, graduate of the class of 1995, has been selected as the 2015 School of Nursing Alumnus of the year.

Tanya graduated from Millikin University’s School of Nursing in 1995 and immediately went to work at Decatur Memorial Hospital in the emergency department. After several years as a clinician Tanya pursued her interest in nursing administration in the role of Director of Maternal Child Nursing Services at DMH.

Tanya’s passion for community health prompted a role change in 2003 to Administrative Director of Home Health Services for DMH. While in this role Tanya developed an inpatient hospice program and a heart failure telemonitoring program.

In 2013 Tanya left DMH and accepted the role of Executive Director at Community Health Improvement Center (CHIC) a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). As a FQHC, CHIC provides comprehensive health services to the medically underserved patients of Macon County.

Tanya enjoys time with her family, husband Tim and four children ranging in age from five to eighteen years. She is active in her church and enjoys teaching Sunday school. Tanya also enjoys a volunteering as a member of the DMH foundation Board.