NORRISTOWN, PA – The Montgomery County Commissioners
today announced the appointment of Christina N. Miller as Administrator for the Montgomery County Office of Public Health after an extensive hiring search. Ms. Miller will lead a staff of 139 employees and direct the County’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome Christina to the County, I am confident that her skillset and extensive background in public health policy and practice will serve our residents well," said Dr. Valerie A. Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. "Under Christina’s leadership, our Office of Public Health will continue to take the lead in suppressing COVID-19 in our communities while also advancing our goal of health equity through its core public health programs."
"I look forward to Christina’s leadership addressing and resolving healthcare disparities that we have seen exacerbated during the pandemic," said Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners.
Ms. Miller brings more than 15 year of experience in nonprofit public health and social services, with the past ten years focused on health promotion and health equity. Most recently, she served as Managing Director for the Health Promotion Services division at Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) and Executive Director for PHMC subsidiary Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Inc. In that role, she was responsible for strategic development, programmatic leadership, and fiscal management of direct service programs, training and technical assistance, and policy implementation services addressing prevention and management of chronic disease, connection and integration of health and social services, and social determinants of health.
Ms. Miller’s prior experience also includes work in philanthropy and social services, including managing a multi-state anti-human trafficking initiative and providing in-home social services to children and their families. Christina Miller holds a Masters in Social Services with a focus on policy and advocacy from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Saint Joseph’s University.
"With Christina’s expertise, passion for public health, commitment to public service, and collaborative vision, I am super excited for Christina to join us," said Tara Gaudin, Director of Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. "I want to thank the many staff, County leaders and community members who helped us in our search."
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In addition, the County Commissioners commend Janet Panning for serving as Interim Administrator of the Office of Public Health since May 20, 2020 and managing through the pandemic.
"We thank Janet Panning for stepping up during a critical time of operations for the County," said Kenneth E. Lawrence, Jr., Vice Chair of the Board of Commissioners. "Her leadership standing up the County’s mass vaccination clinics and managing during a global pandemic have been truly remarkable and we thank her for her service."
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