Medical Examiner and Deputies


Iowa Code Chapter 331.801 requires a county to appoint a medical examiner for the purpose of determining the cause and manner of death of persons who die under unexpected circumstances. The medical examiner must be licensed in Iowa as a doctor of: medicine and surgery, or osteopathic medicine and surgery, or osteopathic medicine. The Board of Supervisors appoint the medical examiner and her or his deputy medical examiners. A two year term is served or until a successor is selected.    

Medical Examiner and Deputies (two-year terms)

NamePositionTerm Expires
Donald Linder, DOMedical Examiner12/31/20
Josh Pruitt, MDDeputy12/31/20
Alisha Weber, EMT-PSDeputy12/31/20
Jeffrey Curnes, DODeputy12/31/20
Arleen Zahn-Houser, MDDeputy12/31/20