Who We Are
We're the local health department for Madison and Dane County, Wisconsin. With a staff of more than 250 people, we serve over 560,000 people in more than 60 cities, villages, and towns.
Healthy People. Healthy Places.
Working with the community to enhance, protect, and promote the health of the environment and the well-being of all people.
Executive Leadership Team
Our leadership team works with the Board of Health to provide oversight and guidance.
Janel Heinrich, MPH, MA
Director – Public Health Madison & Dane County
Bonnie Armstrong, MPH/EH, RS
Director – Environmental Health Division
Kate Austin Stanford, MPH, MPA
Director – Operations Division
Carl Meyer, MPH
Director – Community Health Division
Aurielle Smith, MPH
Director – Policy, Planning & Evaluation Division
What We Do
Our work breaks down into three main categories:
- Protecting your health
- Protecting our environment
- Working with community partners to improve health and prevent health inequities