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Public Health Division

Interim Public Health Director

Cara Biddlecom, MPH

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Office of the State Public Health Director

Director's Office Contacts

Policy and Partnerships

Interim Deputy Public Health Director, Policy and Partnerships Director

Kirsten Aird, MPH


Equity Director

Larry Hill


Finance Director

Nadia Davidson, MPH, MSF

Business Operations 

Interim Operations Sr. Manager

Wendy Polulech, MPH

Science and Evaluation

State Health Officer / State Epidemiologist

Dean Sidelinger, MD, MSEd

Lead Communication Officer

Jonathan Modie

Senior Policy Advisor

Emily Droge 

Center for Health Protection

Center Administrator

André Ourso, MPH, JD

Center Contacts

Drinking Water Services

Section Manager

Samina Panwhar

Environmental Public Health

Section Manager

Gabriela Goldfarb, MPP

Health Care Regulation and Quality Improvement

Section Manager

Dana Selover, MD

Health Licensing Office

Interim Section Manager

Robert Bothwell

Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

Section Manager

Megan Lockwood

Oregon Psilocybin Services Program

Section Manager

Angela Allbee, EMPA

Radiation Protection Services

Section Manager

David Howe, MA

Center for Prevention and Health Promotion

Center Administrator

Timothy Noe, PhD

Center Contacts

Adolescent Health, ScreenWise & Reproductive Health

Interim Section Manager

Rosalyn Liu, MPH

Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention

Section Manager

Tameka Brazile Miles, MBA

Injury and Violence Prevention

Section Manager

Laura Chisholm, MPH, PhD

Maternal and Child Health

Section Manager

Cate Wilcox, MPH

Nutrition and Health Screening
(WIC Program)

Section Manager

Tiare Sanna, MS, RDN

Center for Public Health Practice

Center Administrator

Collette Young, PhD

Center Contacts

Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention

Section Manager

Zintars Beldavs, MS

Center for Health Statistics

Section Manager

Jennifer Woodward, PhD

HIV, STD and TB 

Section Manager

Annick Benson-Scott

Health Security, Preparedness and Response

Section Manager

Eric Gebbie


Interim Section Manager

Lydia (Mimi) Luther

Oregon State Public Health Laboratory

Business Director

Akiko Saito