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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Allene Mares, MPH, BSN

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