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Posted on: February 6, 2024

Arton Serving as Health Services Director

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Arton Now Serving as Lake County’s Health Services Director

Experienced Public Health Leader’s Appointment Formalized Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Lake County, CA (February 6, 2024) – The Lake County Board of Supervisors is very excited to share Anthony Arton was formally appointed Health Services Director during this morning’s meeting.  Arton is a seasoned leader, with more than two decades of experience in development and oversight of public health, emergency management and community engagement programs.

Most recently, Arton has served with distinction as Public Health Director for Coos County, Oregon, since October 2020.  Prior to that post, Arton was Public Health Director and Emergency Planner for Missouri’s Johnson County.

His diverse professional background also includes training in firefighting, management of Hazardous Materials and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Compliance.  Arton has effectively planned and implemented strategic programs and capital improvement projects, and written Emergency Preparedness Plans, while successfully managing funds from a variety of state and federal sources. 

"With a professional and educational background involving emergency services and healthcare, Director Arton is best prepared to forge strong relationships needed to excel as Health Services Director in Lake County," emphasizes Bruno Sabatier, Chair of the Lake County Board of Supervisors.  "Lake County's health metrics avail us of many opportunities, and Director Arton brings Public Health experience to enable change in our health outcomes.  We look forward to supporting his efforts."

Arton holds Master and Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Central Missouri, and graduated near the top of his class as the prestigious Walter Hicklin Government and Public Service Scholar.  Furthering his education on a continual basis is a priority for Arton.

“I look forward to working closely with the Health Services team, community partners and our Public Health Officer, Dr. Doohan, to promote the best possible health outcomes in Lake County,” relates Arton.  “Dr. Doohan has done outstanding work to establish strategic relationships locally and at the state level in recent months, and I am confident we will build on those successes.  Effective health programs must serve all residents, and maintaining a connection with our richly diverse communities is essential to that work.  I am truly excited to be here, and for the opportunity to serve Lake County.” 

Please join in welcoming Anthony Arton!

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