In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Pitkin County Board of Well being named Jordana Sabella because the county’s public well being director.
Sabella had been serving as interim public well being director for the county because the earlier public well being director, Karen Koenemann, resigned late final yr.
“Jordana has carried out a superb job of moving into the position of interim public well being director over the previous eight months and thru the thick of the pandemic,” Pitkin County Commissioner Greg Poschman, who chairs the well being board, mentioned in a ready assertion launched on Thursday afternoon.
“She brings a powerful public well being background at each the state and native degree to the position, and the outcomes of her effort can’t be extra clear, as Pitkin County ranks very excessive in nationwide well being polls after this tough pandemic,” Poschman added.
Sabella has a grasp’s diploma in public well being and has labored within the public well being area for 17 years, together with in Pitkin and Eagle counties. Previous to being named interim public well being director final November, Sabella labored because the planning, prevention and companions supervisor at Pitkin County Public Well being.