NACCHO announced yesterday that Jack Herrmann, Senior Advisor and Chief, Public Health Programs will be stepping down from his position on November 21, 2014 to accept a position as Senior Program Officer for the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Sciences Policy. NACCHO accepted this news with regret, and wishes to recognize Mr. Herrmann for his devoted service to NACCHO and the field of local public health.
Mr. Herrmann has been employed by NACCHO since January 2007 and has brought his leadership and management skills to oversee a programmatic portfolio that includes over 40 preparedness, infectious disease, informatics, and environmental health projects. On behalf of NACCHO he has chaired the national Preparedness Summit since 2008 and most recently, co-chaired the national Public Health Informatics Conference in April, 2014.
Mr. Herrmann expressed his appreciation to NACCHO and its members: “I can’t begin to thank NACCHO and our local health department members for the tremendous opportunity they have given me to contribute to the public health mission. I have learned a great deal about the public health field over these almost 8 years and look forward to bringing that knowledge and experience to my new position at the Institute of Medicine.”