Yakima Health District Board of Health

Hiring for a Permanent Health Officer, Join our Team!


The Yakima Health District is looking to hire a permanent health officer.  The Health Officer serves as Chief Medical Officer for the Yakima Health District. Duties include providing policy guidance and recommendations and active collaboration with strategic partners and stakeholders to address public health issues in a rapidly changing environment.

 The Health officer must have thorough and complete knowledge of policies and procedures related to the practice of medicine, provides medically accurate, scientifically proven advice or guidance, and is required to help identify priorities and emerging trends, communicate health data and information in a variety of settings


Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a resume, to Ryan Ibach, COO, at ryan.ibach@co.yakima.wa.us. The permanent health officer position will remain open until filled. Below you may find the health officer job description.


Board of Health Meeting: May 26, 2021 

                                                    8:30 am - 10:00 am.

Due to high volume, the Board of Health Meeting  will be streamed live on the Yakima Health District Facebook page.

Click here to access the Yakima Health District Facebook page.

There will be no opportunity for oral communications at this meeting. All written comments received prior to 3 pm on May 25th will be summarized or read into the record at the meeting. If you wish to provide written comments to the Board of Health, please email ryan.ibach@co.yakima.wa.us with the subject line “Written Communications –May 26th”.

Board of Health Zoom Videos

Due to a power surge on December 17, 2020, the recording stopped and our attempts to retrieve it have been unsuccessful. We sincerely apologize.

Click here to see past Board of Health Zoom videos on our Youtube channel!

Board of Health Members:
Ron Anderson, Yakima County Commissioner, Vice Chair
Amanda McKinney,
Yakima County Commissioner
LaDon Linde, Yakima County Commissioner
Patricia Byers, City Council, City of Yakima, Mayor
Naila Duval, City Representative, City of Toppenish
Dr. Sean Cleary, Citizen Member
Dr. Dave Atteberry, Citizen Member

Board of Health meetings are held monthly at 8:30AM at the Yakima Health District, Conference RM 205, Suite A. 

YHD 2021 Board of Health Meeting Schedule

RCW 70.05.060 Powers and Duties of Local Board of Health

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To RSVP or for ADA accommodations, email Victoria Reyes

Interested in becoming a Board of Health member?