Josephine Waltman is originally from Pasadena, Tx and made her way to Rolla, Mo by way of Washington, D. C. in 1987. A retired United States Army nurse for 22 years and a pediatric nurse for 20, with a Master’s in Nursing from VCU Medical Center, and in Education from Boston University, Waltman has been caring for the health and well-being of others her entire career. She also holds a BS in Nursing from Texas Women’s University and has made the field of health and safety not only her career, but a passion in her life. Upon retirement from the Army ranking Lieutenant Colonel, she ends her path in the military just as her father after serving in WWII. She joined the Health Department in 1999 which began her longtime career and dedication to the department and a healthier environment for Phelps and Maries Counties.