“As a leader of a large health department, we are especially thrilled to welcome Cameron’s insight, expertise, knowledge, and experience from California to inform high level national dialogue on public health via his new Board role,” said NACCHO CEO Lori Tremmel Freeman.
— Riverside County Public Health leader also serves on California’s statewide Covid-19 Testing Task Force —
Washington, DC, September 22, 2020—The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) announced the appointment of Cameron Kaiser, MD, MPH, FAAFP, public health officer for the Riverside County Department of Public Health, to its Board of Directors. NACCHO is the voice of the nation’s nearly 3,000 local health departments. Dr. Kaiser began his term on July 1, 2020.
“Although the COVID-19 pandemic is the first thing on local health officials’ minds, we are also acutely aware of the other longstanding public health and social impacts that weigh on our residents,” said Dr. Kaiser. “I am deeply honored to join the NACCHO Board and to come together with other health officials to call attention to these issues, help develop solutions, and be a strong voice of advocacy for public health at the national level.”
“Cameron has been a valued, long-time volunteer contributor to NACCHO leadership,” said NACCHO Chief Executive Officer Lori Tremmel Freeman. “As a leader of a large health department, we are especially thrilled to welcome Cameron’s insight, expertise, knowledge, and experience from California to inform high level national dialogue on public health via his new Board role.”
About Dr. Kaiser
Riverside County, CA is the 10th largest county in the United States with over 2.4 million residents. Dr. Kaiser acts as the legal and medical authority for the county and for the local public health department, and has served in this role since 2011. He has worked in public health since 2006, starting in primary care and tuberculosis control, and still serves as the county tuberculosis medical consultant. He is a statutory co-chair of the local Inland Empire HIV Planning Council, a commissioner for the Riverside County Children and Families Commission, a director-at-large for the Health Officers Association of California and co-chair of the health systems integration committee for the California Conference of Local Health Officers.
Dr Kaiser obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego, his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, his residency in family medicine from Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, California, and his master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an assistant clinical professor for the Department of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and carries the degree of Fellow from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
About NACCHO’s Board of Directors
NACCHO is governed by a 22-member board comprising local and tribal health officials who are elected by their peers. The Board also includes ex-officio members representing the National Association of Counties and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
As the governing body, NACCHO’s Board of Directors establishes the association’s strategic direction and initiatives, sets the annual legislative agenda, approves official policy statements, ensures that annual goals are met, and provides financial oversight. The Board is NACCHO’s public face and represents members in matters of policy, public health practice, and collaboration with health partners in the public and private sectors.
NACCHO’s Board is led by four executive officers. They are:
- President, Jennifer C. Kertanis, Director of Health, Farmington Valley Health District, CT
- President-Elect, Sandra Elizabeth Ford, MD, MBA, District Health Director of DeKalb County Health Department, GA
- Vice President, Lisa Macon Harrison, MPH, Local Health Director of Granville Vance Public Health, NC
- Past President, George T. Roberts, Jr., MHA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of the Northeast Texas Public Health District
NACCHO’s full Board membership for the 2020-2021 term can be found here.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) represents the nation’s nearly 3,000 local governmental health departments. These city, county, metropolitan, district, and tribal departments work every day to protect and promote health and well-being for all people in their communities. For more information about NACCHO, please visit www.naccho.org.