Doyle named permanent Carroll County Health Officer; Wack named full-time assistant in department – Baltimore Sun

Susan Doyle has been officially named Carroll County Health Officer and Dr. Robert Wack has been named the county’s first full-time deputy health officer, the Carroll County Health Department announced.

Boyle has served as the county’s acting health officer since October 2021, when former health officer Ed Singer retired from the department. She worked at the Carroll County Health Department for more than 38 years, starting as a part-time nursing assistant at the Shoemaker Center before becoming a full-time employee while attending college to earn her registered nursing degree. .

As a health worker, Doyle will enforce state and county health laws and regulations to protect the community from health threats such as contaminated water or food. She will also oversee all health department programs. His annual salary is $122,000.

“As I step into this new role, I look forward to continuing collaborations with our trusted partners, developing new partnerships, and providing quality, evidence-based services to our community,” Doyle said in an email. “I am privileged to work with an extraordinary group of people who have provided exceptional care to the community for over two years and who continue to provide essential services on a daily basis.”

Wack became deputy health officer in October 2021 when former deputy health officer Henry Taylor retired. On July 1, Wack’s position will become full-time.

“I look forward to having Dr. Wack as a full-time member of our team,” Doyle said. “Since starting in October 2021, he has integrated seamlessly into the team, providing guidance, support and planning for future services. He will be critical to our strategic planning efforts. I look forward to to see what the future holds for us and the community.

A former member of Westminster City Council, Wack was most recently Director of Medical Information at the Frederick Regional Health System and worked at Carroll Hospital and Access Carroll. He will help Doyle oversee the department and enforce health laws and regulations. His annual salary is $222,570.

“We have an exceptional team at the health department, and I look forward to helping in any way I can to achieve our mission of a safe and healthy community for all,” Wack said in a statement.

Both Doyle and Wack were nominated by the Carroll County Board of Commissioners, which also serves as the board of health, and were appointed by the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health.

“We worked collaboratively and effectively with Sue and the health department before and during the pandemic and have complete confidence in the future of this leadership team,” Ed Rothstein, chairman of the board of commissioners, said in a statement. communicated. “The Carroll County Health Department is a vital resource and partner to the county as they provide invaluable services to our community, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

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