Allene Mares
Hot Topics in Practice Moderator

Allene Mares is the moderator for Hot Topics in Practice, a monthly webinar series featuring timely issues relevant to public health professionals.

Allene has over 40 years of experience working in public health. She recently served as a special assistant at the Washington State Department of Health where she provided executive leadership for a variety of projects, including the establishment of the state’s foundational public health services.

Allene has also served as the health officer for the Cascade City-County Health Department in Great Falls, Montana, and as health commissioner for Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County in Ohio. Prior to her role as a local health official, she was a regional health officer for Public Health - Seattle & King County in Seattle, Washington.

Areas of Expertise: 
  • Public health leadership and management
  • Communicable disease prevention and control
  • Primary care clinical management
  • Planning and policy development