Our Organization

OUR LEADERSHIP

Kitsap Public Health District has been protecting the health of our county’s residents since 1942. A seven-member Public Health Board, composed of county and city elected officials, is our ultimate governing body.

Our executive leadership team, listed below, directs our team of professional and support staff totaling almost 100 full and part time positions:

 

Susan Turner, MD, MPH, MS
Health Officer
susan.turner@kitsappublichealth.org
   
Keith Grellner, RS
Administrator
keith.grellner@kitsappublichealth.org
   
Katie Eilers, MPH, MSN, RN
Director, Community Health
katie.eilers@kitsappublichealth.org
   
Yolanda Fong, RN, MN, APHN-BC
Assistant Director, Community Health
yolanda.fong@kitsappublichealth.org
   
John Kiess, RS
Director, Environmental Health
john.kiess@kitsappublichealth.org

 

OUR ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

We divide our work into three divisions that, while separate, work closely to efficiently and effectively coordinate our services for the community’s benefit.

Community Health Division
Our team of public health professionals and nurses provide immunizations, direct patient care, case management, and care coordination to vulnerable individuals. We serve as a communicable diseases resource for medical and veterinary providers and if an outbreak of a communicable disease happens, we are the "first responders" who work to find its source, contain it, and stop it from spreading. We offer health and prevention education to individuals, families and the greater community, with an emphasis on promotion of healthy eating, active living, and tobacco-free living. We also provide pregnancy and newborn support services to at-risk women through our home visiting program.

Environmental Health Division
We work to prevent illnesses or injuries that result from hazards in our living environment. We focus on these four key potential problem areas—food, water, sewage, and garbage. We also provide information and advice about dealing with other environmental problems people may encounter in daily life, such as household mold, rodents and other pests.

While enforcing federal, state, and local regulations serve as the basis for many of these efforts, our main goal is to work diligently to provide business owners and other citizens with education and support so that there is no need for enforcement actions.

Administrative Services Division
Our administrative services division has two sections. The business section includes human resources, finance and accounting, information technology, administrative support staff, and facilities management. Our Health Information Resources section includes our emergency preparedness and response program, our epidemiology and community assessment program, our health promotion and education program, our communications department, and our quality improvement and performance reporting department.


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