New Deputy Health Officer in St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County has a new Deputy Health Officer after the appointment of Kyle Bishop, Ed.D.

Today, the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) announced the appointment of Dr. Kyle Bishop as Deputy Health Director. Bishop leaves a post as Assistant Dean of Students for St. Mary’s College to take the position vacated by Tracy Kubinec, who recently retired after 30 years with SMCHD. Bishop possesses masters degrees in counseling and business administration, and an education doctorate in counseling psychology.

“I am so very excited that Dr. Bishop will be joining our SMCHD team,” said Dr. Meena Brewster, St. Mary’s County Health Officer. “She has an exceptional background in behavioral health – a priority topic in public health. She also has extensive training and experience in public administration and leadership. She originally launched her professional career at our health department years ago. We are thrilled to welcome her back now with years of professional experience that have prepared her for the administrative, public health, and community responsibilities of our Deputy Health Officer position.”

“I am honored to accept a public health leadership position at the SMCHD during such an important time in history,” stated Dr. Bishop. “I look forward to the new challenges and initiatives of the Deputy Health Officer position, and I am excited to capitalize on the existing and potential community partnerships to ensure an effective public health system for all St. Mary’s County residents.”

Read the full press release.