Veteran Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) employee Jan Fox has been named the Regional Director for Canadian, Kingfisher, Lincoln and Logan Counties. The announcement was made by OSDH Deputy Commissioner for Community Health Keith Reed. Fox begins her new duties on Monday, October 22.
“Jan is familiar with all of our county operations through her work as the director of the HIV/STD service,” said Reed. “She brings a wealth of knowledge through her background as a public health nurse and will be a great asset to our community health program.”
Fox has been director of the OSDH HIV/STD service since 2008 after previously serving as a public health nurse in several counties. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master of Public Health (MPH) in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma.
Canadian, Kingfisher and Logan counties had been served on an interim basis by OSDH Community Health Assistant Deputy Commissioner Gunnar McFadden, while Lincoln County was under the interim guidance of Regional Director Brenda Potts after the retirement of longtime Regional Director Jay Smith in 2017.