The Environmental Public Health Division supports the department's mission by working with local governments and other agencies in the areas of safe drinking water, food safety, shellfish protection, radiation safety, wastewater management, pesticide exposures, vector borne disease, general environmental health and safety issues, and health risk assessments.
The Office of Assistant Secretary provides support for strategic planning, environmental epidemiology, legislative and policy coordination, information management support, budget and financial management, performance management, and webpage development.
Assistant Secretary's Office
Lauren Jenks, Assistant Secretary
Courtney Dutra, Deputy Assistant Secretary
Joe Laxson, Policy Director
Chelsea Foust, Administrative Assistant
Division Phone: 360-236-3000