Interim Director - As Interim Director of Clark County Public Health, Marni Storey works with the Clark County Board of Health on public health policy issues affecting the community and the department. She is responsible for ensuring the delivery of effective services and programs that improve the health of Clark County residents.
Marni has worked in public health for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the department’s Deputy Director. She has led the department’s Prenatal Care Access Team, Child Health Initiative, and development of the Nurse-Family Partnership program. She also spearheaded the development of a primary care/behavioral health clinic through a contract with Sea Mar Community Health Clinic. In addition, she has managed infectious disease prevention and response, emergency preparedness, environmental health services and clinical service programs.
Marni has co-investigated several public health research studies, including Keeping RNs to Improve and Strengthen Population Health (KRISP) a HRSA funded project to evaluate and improve public health nurse competencies. She is also a co-investigator with Dr. Alan Melnick on a Oregon Health and Sciences University study that evaluates Nurse Family Partnership program effectiveness in preventing subsequent pregnancies.
She currently chairs the Washington State Association of Local Public Health Officials (WSALPHO), helping to implement state and local public health goals for the future.
MS, Arizona State University
BSN, Arizona State University
Alan Melnick, MD
MPH Health Officer
Since 2006, Dr. Alan Melnick has served as Health Officer for Clark County Public Health. He has overall 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 previously served as Health Officer for the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Health District (1989-1991), Washington County, Oregon (1990-1996), and Clackamas County, Oregon (1996-2006). In addition, Dr. Melnick was Director of the Joint Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency at OHSU (1996-2006), and Director of Research for the OHSU Department of Family Medicine (2004-2006).
From 1991 to 1996, Dr. Melnick was a member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon Conference of Local Health Officials, serving as Vice-Chair from 1998-2006, and he served on the Board of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) from 2005-2006. In 1994, Governor Roberts appointed Dr. Melnick to the Oregon Governor's Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, where he served until 2002, including two years as Chair (1999-2001).
Currently, he is a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, Charter member of the Community Level Health Promotion Study section (CLHP) of the National Institutes of Health, and a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington. Dr. Melnick is a 1993-94 Scholar in the National Public Health Leadership Institute and past Chair of its alumni association, the Public Health Leadership Society (PHLS). As a member of the PHLS Ethics Work group, he has participated in the development and dissemination of the Public Health Code of Ethics. His research interests include community-based participatory research, family planning, chemical dependency and geographic information system applications in public health. In 2002, he published "Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health" (Jones and Bartlett publishers) and in 2008 he published "Biological, Chemical and Radiological Terrorism: Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Primary Care Physician" (Springer Publishers).
Dr. Melnick maintains a faculty appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at OHSU. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
In the Fall of 2006, Dr. Melnick and his wife, Kelly, took their son, Martin to Bozeman, Montana, where he is enrolled in the Montana State University film program.
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)