Our Leadership

Appointed by the Board of Supervisors, Matthew Constantine is the Director of Public Health Services.

Contact:

Matthew Constantine, Director of Public Health Services

Phone: (661) 868-0300

E-Mail: mattc@co.kern.ca.us

 

Brynn Carrigan, Assistant Director

Phone:  (661) 868-0299

E-Mail: brynn@co.kern.ca.us

 

Assistant to the Director:

Sharon Kramer, Office Services Coordinator

Phone: (661) 868-0301

E-Mail: kramers@co.kern.ca.us

 

The Health Officer for the County of Kern is Dr. Claudia Jonah.

Contact:

Claudia Jonah, M.D., Health Officer

Phone: (661) 868-0310

E-Mail: jonahc@co.kern.ca.us

 

Environmental Health Division  

  • Food and Consumer Protection Program
  • Land Development Program
  • Water Program
  • Housing Program
  • Hazardous Materials Program (Certified Unified Program Agency)
  • Solid Waste and Medical Waste Program

 

Contact:

Donna Fenton, Director, Environmental Health Services Division

Phone: (661)  862-8726

E-Mail: donnaf@co.kern.ca.us

 

 

 

Emergency Medical Services Division

  • Ambulance provider oversight
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch
  • Hospitals and Specialty Care Centers
  • Emergency Medical Services Data Collection and Evaluation/Quality Assurance
  • Disaster Medical Preparedness

Contact:

Jana Richardson, Senior EMS Coordinator

Phone: (661)  868-5215

E-Mail:  richardsonj@co.kern.ca.us

 

Public Health Division

Accounting and Finance

            Contact:

Jessie Fletcher, Administrative Services Officer

Phone: (661)  868-0358

E-Mail:  fletcherj@co.kern.ca.us

 

Community Wellness

Contact:

Flor del Hoyo, Senior Health Educator

Phone: (661)  868-1285

E-Mail:  delhoyof@co.kern.ca.us

 

Laboratory

  • Coccidioidomycosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Communicable Disease (Tuberculosis, Influenza)
  • Rabies

            Contact:

            Public Health Laboratory

Phone:  (661)  868-0505

 

Nursing Program

  • Child Health and Disability Prevention Program
  • Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
  • Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program
  • Fetal, Infant Mortality Review Program
  • Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Program
  • Perinatal Outreach Program
  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program

Contact:

Michelle Curioso, Director, Public Health Nursing

Phone:  (661)  868-0400

E-Mail:  curiosomi@co.kern.ca.us

 

Communicable Disease Control Program

  • Epidemiology
  • Vital Statistics (Birth and Death Certificates)
  • Communicable Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Health Officers Clinic

Contact:

            Denise Smith, Director, Disease Control

Phone:  (661) 868-0402

E-Mail:  smithde@co.kern.ca.us

 

California Children Services Program

  • Medical Case Management of Children
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Medical Therapy Units
  • Treatment Services

Contact:

Tony Pallitto, Special Projects Manager

Phone:  (661) 868-1272

E-Mail:  tonyp@co.kern.ca.us