Marie Boman-Davis to lead Washington County Public Health as new division manager

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 07, 2021

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department

Marie Boman-Davis promoted to Public Health division managerMarie Boman-Davis, Ph.D., MPH, MCHES, has been promoted to manager of Washington County Public Health. Boman-Davis joined Washington County in October 2020 as part of the county’s COVID-19 response, serving as an epidemiology data and quality assurance supervisor. 

Over the past 25 years, Boman-Davis’ public health career has spanned across community, research, academic and government settings. Her primary areas of focus have been chronic disease prevention, behavioral epidemiology and public health informatics. Boman-Davis has held leadership roles in academia as an assistant professor and associate professor and supported public health accreditation efforts.  

Boman-Davis earned a Ph.D. in public health with a focus on health behavior from the University of California, San Diego. She earned a master’s degree in public health with a focus on health promotion and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences with an emphasis on community health education at San Diego State University. Boman-Davis is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. 

“Marie was selected for her exceptional experience and passion for public health, and her commitment to moving the needle on our department’s equity, diversity and inclusion efforts,” said Mjere Simantel, assistant director for Washington County Health and Human Services. “Marie is stepping into this key leadership role at a crucial time, as we continue to respond to the ongoing pandemic. Using a data-driven approach to center racial equity in our response and recovery efforts is critical for our success, and Marie is the right individual to lead this work.”  

Boman-Davis replaces Tricia Mortell, who retired at the end of July after a 39-year career in public service, including seven years at the helm of Washington County Public Health.  

“The Public Health Division is working on systemic solutions to achieve health equity, which includes addressing COVID-19 disparities,” said Boman-Davis. “I am honored to be part of a team actively using an equity lens and engaging authentically with the communities we serve.” 

Washington County Public Health works in partnership with the community to improve and protect the public's health and achieve health equity through prevention, regulation and education.

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Wendy Gordon, Department Communications Coordinator