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  • County names new Health Department director and deputy

    Jun 01, 2017 | Read More News
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    Paula Mandel, Marcy FlanaganCounty officials recently named Marcy Flanagan to the position of Health Department director.  

    In February of this year, Dr. Francisco García was promoted to Assistant County Administrator for Health Services which resulted in the need for the County to conduct an extensive recruitment process to identify and hire his replacement.

    “We were pleased to have received 25 highly qualified applicants from all regions within the public health community in Arizona” said Dr. García. “Selecting the candidate whose experience and qualifications are best suited to support and expand the role of public health is critical to this community.” 

    Flanagan graduated from the University of Arizona with an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, Northern Arizona University with a master’s in Administration with emphasis in leadership, and earned her doctorate in Business Administration with emphasis in leadership from Walden University. Flanagan has worked for the Health Department over the past 16 years, serving the community through a variety of roles, most recently as deputy director. She has extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of the health department, which includes various transitions and strategic planning.  

    In addition to Flanagan’s appointment, County leadership also named Paula Mandel deputy director for the department. 
    Mandel, a registered nurse, has worked with the County Health Department over the past six years organizing and directing the activities for multiple programs that serve the unique public health needs of our residents. She has the leadership skills, professionalism, knowledge and expertise to fill this critical role of public health deputy director. Mandel’s passion is public health and she is committed to serving Pima County, and the community within the Health Department.  

    As new leaders, Flanagan and Mandel will oversee the operation of the department, which includes nearly 30 different programs supported by more than 300 employees. 

    Through established partnerships with community organizations and other public health and safety organizations, the Health Department has become the core of our community’s health network providing an array of medical services, programs and support to help Pima County residents stay healthy. For additional information on the services provided, visit the Health Department website.


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