• Introduction:

    Public Health’s leadership team is focused on positioning the organization to allow its workforce and community partners to best reach the goals of public health, preventing the spread of disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment.

    The leadership team guides staff to ensure there is a focus on health equity, collective impact, quality improvement, health outcomes, service delivery, systems management and community engagement.

Leadership

Public Health’s leadership team is focused on positioning the organization to allow its workforce and community partners to best reach the goals of public health, preventing the spread of disease, promoting healthy lifestyles, and protecting the environment.

The leadership team guides staff to ensure there is a focus on health equity, collective impact, quality improvement, health outcomes, service delivery, systems management and community engagement.

Leadership Blocks
Jennifer Wentzel

Montgomery County Health CommissionerJennifer Wentzel, MPH

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is lead by Health Commissioner Jennifer Wentzel. Commissioner Wentzel was appointed by the Board of Health in December of 2021.

Commissioner Wentzel is Montgomery County’s 7th Health Commissioner since the merger of the City of Dayton and Montgomery County Health Departments in 1970.

Prior to being selected as Montgomery County Health Commissioner, Wentzel served 7 years as Director of Environmental Health and before that 7 years as a Supervisor in Office of Environmental Health. Her career began at Public Health in 2002 and she has a Masters of Public Health Degree from Wright State University. Wentzel has provided statewide leadership serving 7 years on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Environmental Health Association.

I am honored to be chosen to lead an organization that makes such a positive impact in our community, And I will be dedicated to helping the agency continue to provide outstanding service to its citizens and to further the advancement of health equity in our community. Jennifer Wentzel Health Commissioner

Public Health's Executive Team

Public Health is further lead by an Executive Team representing each divisional Office and individuals representing major program areas.

Jennifer Wentzel
Jennifer Wentzel, MPHMontgomery County Health Commissioner
Yevetta Hawley
Yevetta HawleyDirector of Nursing
 
TBD Director of Health Services
Josh Lucas
Josh LucasDirector of the Office of the Health Commissioner
Dr. Becky Thomas
Dr. Becky Thomas, MD, MPH, CHESMedical Director
Matthew Tyler
Matthew Tyler, MPH, REHSDirector of Environmental Health
Kimberley Freeman
Kimberley Freeman, PHD Director of Health Promotion
 
Roy JordanInterim Director of Administration