Inslee Selects John Wiesman to Lead Department of Health

Governor Jay Inslee has tapped the Director of Clark County Public Health John Wiesman to serve as the new Secretary of Health. Wiesman is also president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials, representing 2,800 local government health departments.

From the press release:

Inslee announced John Wiesman will head the Department of Health, replacing Mary Selecky who recently announced her retirement.

Wiesman is currently Public Health Director for Clark County Public Health and on the board of the National Association of County and City Health Officials. He has more than 25 years of experience working on HIV/AIDS issues and public health.

“Our health officials do so much behind the scenes to keep our communities and families healthy and safe. John’s leadership will be essential to continuing and building upon the good work Mary has accomplished these past years,” said Inslee. “I also appreciate John’s unique perspective from his work in the AIDS community, and the understanding that he brings about the holistic nature of how human services and health care work together.”