January 27, 2015
Colene McEntee, Public Affairs Coordinator, 636-949-1864, email@example.com
Doug Bolnick, Public Information Officer – Department of Community Health and the Environment, 636-949-7400 ext. 7408, firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Charles County, Missouri – County Executive Steve Ehlmann has appointed Hope Woodson as Director of the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment. The appointment was confirmed by the County Council at its Jan. 26 meeting.
Woodson has over 19 years’ experience in healthcare management. She came to St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment in 2002, serving as the Public Health Emergency Response Planner. Woodson later served as Director of the Division of Public Health and Assistant Director, and most recently as Acting Director of the department. During her tenure, Woodson implemented the first adult immunization program as well as developed numerous policies and procedures to improve efficiency and operations. In addition to her work at the County, Woodson served as an Adjunct Professor for St. Louis University’s School of Public Health.
Woodson has fostered the department’s relationship with the community through her work on a variety of health and public safety committees, including the St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS) Board of Directors, Advisory Board and Public Health and Hospital Committee. In addition, she serves on Crider Health Center’s Crisis Team and the St. Charles County Ambulance Advisory Board.
Woodson is a graduate of the Public Health Leadership Institute, FOCUS St. Louis, Vision St. Charles County, and Heartland Centers for Public Health Development. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion Management from Southeast Missouri State University and Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Lindenwood University.