Governor Brown Announces Appointment of CDPH Assistant Director

Governor Jerry Brown last week appointed Charity Dean as the assistant director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Dean was previously the public health officer at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department between 2014 and 2018 and had also served as the deputy public health officer in Santa Barbara from 2011 to 2014. Dean earned a Doctor of Medicine degree and a Master of Public Health degree from Tulane University and has been a member of the California Conference of Local Health Officers (CCLHO).