Raelina (Gibson) Tucker has been named “2016 Employee of the Year” for Pottawatomie County Health Department.

Tucker began working for the county health department in 2003 as a Public Health Nurse. She currently serves as the District Nursing Manager for Hughes/Okfuskee/Pottawatomie/Seminole Counties.

She is a lifelong resident of Pottawatomie County and is married to Mike Tucker who is a pharmacist at Ralph’s pharmacy. Together she and Mike have five children, Sydnee Spencer, Brytnee Tucker, Jacob Daniel, Matthew Daniel, and Thad Tucker.

We have always admired the way Raelina accepts and embraces adversity as a challenge and opportunity, rather than something to be overwhelmed by. Rae is a person who has true strength and is always giving more than she receives.

There isn’t a magic formula to be a great supervisor but Rae seems to have found one. She sees each employee as an asset, understands their worth and treats them accordingly. Her positive attitude and dedication have made Rae not only a valued asset to the health department, but also a treasured member of our health department family.

“We are so fortunate to have Raelina as a county health department employee and her co-workers are happy to bestow this recognition on her as Employee of the Year”, stated Brenda Potts, Administrative Director for the Pottawatomie County Health Department.

For information on services provided at the Pottawatomie County Health Department, please call (405)273-2157.