DHMH Honors Worcester County Health Officer Debbie Goeller

Worcester County Health Officer Debbie Goeller and DHMH Deputy Secretary of Public Health Howard Haft (photo source: Delmarva Now)
Worcester County Health Officer Debbie Goeller and DHMH Deputy Secretary of Public Health Howard Haft (photo source: Delmarva Now)

Worcester County Health Officer Debbie Goeller was honored by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with the first Dr. Ulder Tillman Commemorative Annual Award for Public Health Officers Community Service.

Delmarva Now reports:

Goeller has served as health officer for the Worcester County Health Department for 25 years, making her the longest-tenured health officer in Maryland. Her leadership facilitated her health department becoming Maryland’s first accredited health department.

“Dr. Tillman left a legacy of tireless, caring education and service in the field of public health,” said Haft. “We are proud to honor Debbie Goeller for her work, including her persistent and focused leadership, which has paved the way for new programs and specialty services now offered by Worcester’s health department.”

The article notes a number of Goeller’s achievements over her years with the county health department including helping to open the Center for Clean Start and to create the Lower Shore health insurance assistance program. Goeller, who is retiring at the end of June, will be succeeded by nurse Rebecca L. Jones.

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Worcester health officer honored for public service (Delmarva Now)