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.

Senior Management Team

The Department's daily operation is overseen by a team of individuals:
  • Kurt Hardin ~ Interim Department Director
  • Dimyana Abdelmalek ~ Health Officer
  • Laura Warner ~ Disease Control and Prevention Director
  • Art Starry ~ Environmental Health Director
  • Thomas Webster ~ Office of Housing & Homeless Prevention Program Manager
  • Carrie Hennen ~ Treatment Sales Tax Program Manager
  • Gretchen Thaller ~ Community Wellness Division Director
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  • Meredith Mathis at 360-628-7148 or Email
This page last updated: 05/16/22