New Director of Public Health Appointed

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Gayle D. Jones, PhD, M.P.H., CHES will be the new Director of Public Health for Oneida County.

“Dr. Jones is a Doctor of Public Health and has significant experience in many aspects of the public health field,” Picente said. “Throughout the interview process she has demonstrated her knowledge of public health as well as her ability to lead and manage our Health Department. Dr. Jones has a vision of where she would like to lead the department in the future and I am confident that she will be able to execute this vision and move our Health Department forward.”
 
Dr. Jones has worked for the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Hilton Head Regional Medical Center and the Virginia Department of Health in various health related capacities.       
 
The appointment will be sent to the Oneida County Board of Legislators for approval.