“Having worked the past six years with my colleagues and friends as Harford County’s Deputy Health Officer, it is an honor and privilege to now serve as Acting Health Officer in the coming months ahead. These are tough times in public health, exemplified by the deadly epidemic of the current drug abuse crisis and access to health care challenges. There is much to be done, as we work to promote and protect the health, safety and environment of the residents of Harford County. We will do so through public health assessment, education, collaboration and assurance of services. This is our mission. Making Harford County the healthiest community in our State is our vision.
Your patience and perseverance during this transition is needed and appreciated. At the local level, we thank Susan Kelly our former Health Officer for her 46 years of dedicated public health service. At the state level, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is now the Maryland Department of Health (MDH). We will work closely with you, keeping you informed about developments and listening to your feedback, as we move forward to advance the public’s health in Harford County.”