MANSFIELD — Sarah Humphrey, Health Commissioner at Richland Public Health, has been chosen as a Legislative Liaison for the Ohio Public Health Association’s (OPHA) Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.
As a Legislative Liaison, Humphrey will assist OPHA in advocating for public health in Ohio’s legislative and rulemaking processes. She will be instrumental in helping OPHA communicate with Ohio House and Senate members on the public health issues that matter to Ohio citizens.
Humphrey will have an opportunity to give feedback about pending legislation to OPHA's Public Policy and Advocacy Committee which advises the OPHA Governing Council. She will be attending training and monthly meetings while working with other public health professionals to provide support for OPHA policy.
Humphrey is beginning her second year as Health Commissioner at Richland Public Health, helping to guide continuity of the local health department’s services during the difficult COVID-19 pandemic.
Humphrey began work as Richland Public Health Commissioner at the 555 Lexington Ave. facility on Feb. 3.
Originally from the Loudonville area, Humphrey succeeded Martin Tremmel, who retired after seven years in charge of the Richland County agency. A graduate of West Holmes High School, Humphrey earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from The Ohio State University in 1999 and a master's degree in public health from the University of South Florida in 2015.
She began her career in public health as an environmental health specialist and registered sanitarian for the Holmes County General Health District from 2001 to 2003 and again from 2009 to 2012. She became a Tier 2 Epidemiologist in Holmes County from 2012 to 2016 while completing her master's degree and accepting the top spot in Ashland County.