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
  • Liz Davis ~ Child, Family and Community Wellness Director
  • Jeanie Knight ~ Disease Control and Prevention Director
  • Art Starry ~ Environmental Health Director
  • Gary Aden ~ Office of Housing & Homeless Prevention Program Manager
  • Carrie Hennen ~ Treatment Sales Tax Program Manager
  • Marcia Boyle ~ Vital Services Manager
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  • Emmie San Nicolas at 360-867-2505 or Email
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