Public Health Senior Management
Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner of Public Health
- Dr. Valerie Jaeger, MD, PhD, CCFP
The Medical Officer of Health, under legislated authority and with the Board
of Health, is responsible for the health of the public and provides expertise,
leadership, and guidance in all public health matters.
These issues include
(but are not limited to) the control of reportable (and communicable) diseases,
the investigation of environmental health hazards, safe drinking water, food
premise inspections, the promotion of chronic disease prevention (eg. tobacco
use cessation, physical activity), regulation of childhood immunization records,
and health programs geared towards new parents and their newborn children (eg.
Associate Medical Officers of Health
- Dr. Jessica Hopkins, MD, MHSc, CCFP, FRCPC
- Dr. Andrea Feller, MD, MS, FAAP
The Associate Medical Officer of Health assists in the performance of the duties
of the Medical Officer of Health and, for all purposes, has similar powers and
authority as the Medical Officer of Health.
Director, Central Support, Information and Surveillance
- Diane Vanecko (acting)
Provides functional support and leadership across a broad spectrum of areas, including continuous quality improvement and education, community development, communications, social marketing, community surveillance, research, evaluation, medical informatics, physical resources and assets, financial monitoring and reporting, occupational health and safety, and general administrative support.
Director, Environmental Health
- Bjorn Christensen
Oversees public health programming that includes environmental health hazard
investigation, food safety, West Nile virus contingency response program, water
quality and rabies control.
Director, Clinical Services
- Adrienne Jugley
Oversees public health programming that includes communicable diseases, infectious
disease control, the four sexual health centres, community mental health, international travel immunization, the Health
Bus, immunization records and tuberculosis control.
Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
- Ellen Wodchis
Oversees public health programming that includes tobacco use prevention and
enforcement, healthy eating, physical activity promotion, early detection of
cancer, sun safety, heart health, workplace health, injury and substance abuse
prevention, and prevention of falls.
Chief Nursing Officer, Director, Family Health
- Anne Biscaro
Oversees public health programming that includes reproductive health, healthy babies/healthy children, dental health, infant and child development services, and school health programs.
Emergency Medical Services, Director/Chief
- Kevin Smith
Oversees public health programming that includes the provision of land ambulance
services, ambulance communication services, and
oversight for the regional fire co-ordinator.
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