Calandra Inexperienced, a registered nurse who has risen by way of the ranks on the Oakland County Health Division, was named its new chief on Tuesday.
She is the primary lady of shade to carry the well being officer place, and can handle public well being in Michigan’s second-most populous county.
“Calandra shares our imaginative and prescient for having public well being rooted in the neighborhood,” stated Oakland County Government Dave Coulter in a press release. “As we transition to a brand new section of the pandemic, her information, abilities, and dedication are what we have to transfer public well being ahead to realize our strategic objective of getting wholesome residents.”
Inexperienced, who has labored for the well being division since 2019, was closely concerned within the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In March 2020, she grew to become the well being division’s high quality and course of enchancment supervisor and served because the COVID-19 college nurse liaison. Inexperienced employed, educated and deployed 68 nurses to twenty-eight public college districts and 125 personal or constitution colleges. She additionally performed a pivotal position in launching COVID-19 testing at churches in Oakland County.
In Could 2021, she was named public well being administrator. Inexperienced organized and developed psychological well being response each in Oxford and countywide within the aftermath of the Oxford Excessive Faculty capturing.
She labored for McLaren Well being Care in Pontiac from 2007-18, the place she was vice chairman of affected person care companies and chief nursing officer. Previous to that, she labored for North Oakland Medical Facilities in Pontiac as supervisor of obstetrics and the neonatal intensive care unit.
Inexperienced replaces Leigh-Anne Stafford, who’s now director of Oakland County Well being and Human Providers.
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