Department Profile  


The Thurston County Public Health & Social Services Department is located in Olympia, Washington. The Department is governed by the Board of Health and Board of County Commissioners.


The Department is funded from a variety of local, state and federal sources. Programs and services are operated to promote and protect the public's health.


The Department is organized into divisions:

Management Team

The Department's daily operation is overseen by a team of individuals:
  • Dr. Rachel Wood ~ Health Officer
  • Schelli Slaughter ~ Department Director
  • Art Starry ~ Environmental Health Director
  • Emmie San Nicolas ~ Administrative Services Manager
  • Chris Hawkins ~ Community Engagement, Evidence and Partnerships Manager
  • Jeanie Knight ~ Disease Control and Prevention Director
  • Joy Miller ~ Fiscal Manager
  • Gary Aden ~ Housing and Community Renewal Manager
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  • Emmie San Nicolas at 360-867-2505 or Email
This page last updated: 03/27/17