Public Health leadership

Alan Melnick, MD, MPH, CPH

Alan Melnick

Director/Health Officer
Dr. Alan Melnick serves as Public Health director and Clark County health officer, a dual role he assumed in October 2013. He joined the department in 2006 to serve as the county's health officer. Dr. Melnick also currently serves as health officer for Pacific, Skamania and Wahkiakum counties.

As director of Clark County Public Health, Dr. Melnick works with the Clark County Board of Health on public health policy issues affecting the community and the department. Working with the department’s leadership team, he is responsible for ensuring the delivery of effective services and programs that improve the health of Clark County residents.

Dr. Melnick continues to have responsibility for the medical direction of the department, including controlling and preventing communicable disease, protecting the community from environmental hazards and working with the medical community to promote health and address chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, and preventable cancers.

Dr. Melnick is an associate professor at the Oregon Health & Science University-Portland State University (OHSU-PSU) School of Public Health and adjunct associate professor at the OHSU School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. He is former member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, past chair of the Public Health Leadership Society (PHLS), past co-chair of the PHLS Ethics Committee, former member of the Washington State Medical Association Board of Trustees and served on the National Institutes of Health Community Level Health Promotion Study Section. As a member of the PHLS Ethics Committee, he participated in the development and dissemination of the Public Health Code of Ethics.   

Currently, Dr. Melnick is a member of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) Board of Directors, a member of the NACCHO Workforce & Leadership Development Workgroup, a member of the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO) Board of Directors and the WSALPHO Health Officers chair.  Within Clark County, he serves on the Clark County Medical Society Board and the PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Community Health Board and Executive Committee. He has authored two books, numerous other publications and coauthored a third book, “Essentials of Public Health Ethics.”

BA, New York University
MD, Tufts University School of Medicine
MPH, University of Washington 
Residencies, Emanuel Hospital, Portland (Family Medicine) and Oregon Health and Science University (Public Health and General Preventive Medicine)

Roxanne Wolfe

Deputy Director
As Deputy Director, Roxanne Wolfe ensures the effective and efficient operations of the Public Health department. Roxanne joined the department in January, 2015. She previously worked as a Health and Wellness Consultant and Health Benefits Administrator, overseeing development and implementation of health and wellness programs and health education for more than 8,000 employees and dependents.
She has a MPH from Loma Linda University and an MPA from California State University.

Jeff Harbison

Administrative Services Director 
Jeff Harbison oversees the department’s financial and administrative services. He has worked at Clark County Public Health since 1998. Jeff was born, raised and educated in Clark County. He earned a BA in business administration from Washington State University-Vancouver after receiving an AA in accounting from Clark College.  He serves on the Board for the Washington Amateur Softball Association and Clark County Children’s Sharing Project.

Andrea Pruett

Community Health Director
Andrea Pruett oversees the Healthy Families and Healthy Communities programs, including Health Assessment and Evaluation, Nurse-Family Partnership, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, and chronic disease prevention initiatives which prioritize healthy eating active living (HEAL), oral health, and strategies to prevent and mitigate Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), build community resilience, and improve population-level health outcomes of Clark County residents.  Andrea has a Master's of Public Health in Health Systems, Management, and Policy from University of Colorado Anschutz and Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Food Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  

Dana Nguyen

Investigation and Response Director
As the Investigation and Response Director, Dana Nguyen BSN, RN, CIC ensures the effective and efficient operations of the Infectious Disease programs. Dana joined the department in February 2016. Dana possesses over 35 years of nursing experience, with 23 of those years in challenging leadership positions. Dana received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washington State University and has been certified in Infection Prevention and Control since 2017.