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Kern County appoints new Director of Public Health

Kern County Public Health Services Department


January 30, 2021

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Brynn Carrigan.

On January 26, the Kern County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Brynn Carrigan as the next director of Kern County Public Health. This appointment follows Director Matt Constantine's announcement of his intent to retire from his position in March 2021.

Carrigan has been the assistant director of Kern County Public Health since 2012. Among her diverse responsibilities in managing departmental programs and services, she has served as Incident Commander for Public Health's Department Operations Center during the COVID-19 pandemic. Carrigan has been instrumental in the development of innovative community-based programs such as Waste Hunger Not Food, Certified Healthy and Know Your Numbers. She has almost 14 years of experience working for the County of Kern. She graduated from South High School and California State University Bakersfield with a degree in Business Administration.

Carrigan joins Constantine in a dual leadership role until his March 2021 retirement.


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