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 described in the Organization Chart below.

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
  • Marcia Boyle ~ 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: 02/18/18