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El Paso County Public Health hires interim director, medical director 

click to enlarge Susan Wheelan is El Paso County Public Health's new interim director. - COURTESY EL PASO COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Courtesy El Paso County Public Health
  • Susan Wheelan is El Paso County Public Health's new interim director.

Susan Wheelan will begin work as the interim director of El Paso County Public Health in September 2018, officials announced July 17. She replaces Director Dan Martindale, who is retiring after 23 years of service.

Wheelan, currently the deputy director at El Paso County Public Health, has held several other roles within the agency over the past 18 years — including environmental health specialist, communication director and program manager of the Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership.

El Paso County Public Health also hired Dr. Robin Johnson as its new medical director, replacing Dr. Chris Nevin-Woods, the agency announced July 19.

Johnson previously served as deputy medical director for the Colorado Springs Fire Department's Community and Public Health Division. She's also worked as the medical officer of Clinical and Community Health Partnerships at El Paso County Public Health, and as the medical director at Mission Medical Center.

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