Fairfax County Health Director Appointed


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Aug. 5, 2003

 

Fairfax County Health Director Appointed

 

Yesterday, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed Dr. Gloria Addo Ayensu, MD, MPH as the director of the Fairfax County Department of Health. Dr. Addo Ayensu was appointed acting director on March 1, 2003. Over the past five months she has received accolades for her professional leadership during several high profile events. She has been recognized for positively impacting the department’s relationship with the private medical sector, other county agencies and the community at large and strongly believes that the employees are the department’s greatest assets in providing a high level of customer service.

Prior to her appointment as acting director, Dr. Addo Ayensu, held the position of deputy health director, where she provided medical direction for the agency’s emergency preparedness and communicable diseases programs. She joined the Fairfax County Health Department in November 1999 as assistant health director for the Mount Vernon District Office of the Fairfax County Health Department.

Dr. Addo Ayensu earned her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1994 after receiving her master’s in public health in international health from Tulane School of Public Health in 1988. Following her residency training in clinical preventive medicine from Loma Linda University Medical Center, she joined the Loma Linda University Preventive Medicine Faculty Group from 1996-1999. During that period, she also served as a consultant for the San Bernardino County STD program and the Riverside County HIV Early Intervention Program. She has a background in parasitology and has been involved in research and public health programs in her native country of Ghana.

As health director, Dr. Addo Ayensu will continue to lead the Health Department’s bioterrorism preparedness at the local and regional level. In addition, she will direct the planning and activities for an urban health department with 13 field sites plus the administrative office and a laboratory. She will also serve as the official health/medical advisor to the Board of Supervisors, Health Care Advisory Board, Human Services Council and local government officials as well as other community groups on all health related issues. Dr. Addo Ayensu will be responsible for an agency budget of approximately $38 million with a 555-member staff.

Dr. Addo Ayensu’s appointment is effective Aug. 9, 2003, and her salary will be $146,700 a year plus a supervising physician supplement of $15,000 per year.

Dr. Gloria Addo Ayensu, MD, MPH was appointed Aug. 4 as the director of the Fairfax County Department of Health.

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Dr. Gloria Addo Ayensu, MD, MPH was appointed Aug. 4 as the director of the Fairfax County Department of Health.

 

 

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