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CDPH Director Steps Down, Acting Director and Acting Health Officer Announced

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On Aug. 9, the California Health and Human Services Agency confirmed that California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Sonia Angell has resigned her post. Sandra Shewry will serve as acting director of CDPH; she was vice president at the California Health Care Foundation and previously director of the Department of Health Care Services. Dr. Erica Pan will serve as acting public health officer. On June 29, she was appointed deputy director, Center for Infectious Diseases and state epidemiologist at CDPH, and was previously the Alameda County interim public health officer.