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.
- Public health leadership and management
- Communicable disease prevention and control
- Primary care clinical management
- Planning and policy development