About Us

Who Are We-Meet the Staff

The Health Department currently employs 20 employees, many who work part time and contracts with other professionals, to serve a population of 21,000 residents. Staff include public health nurses, health educators, human services employment and program specialists, an accountant and administrative assistants.  Contracts are held with nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialist, and interpreters. Most of the staff has been with the department more than 5 years, with the majority having 10-20 years of experience working for the health department.

Leadership is provided by a four member Management Team with a combined 40+ years of public health and human services experience, and a physician who practiced for a number of years in Pacific County, received his master’s in public health from the University of Washington in 2001, and serves as the county health officer.


Health Officer

James Edstam, MD, MPH


(360) 875-9343



Mary Goelz                                            Katie Lindstrom

Director                                                   Deputy Director

mgoelz@co.pacific.wa.us            koien@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 642-9300 x 2649                 (360) 642-9300 x 2648




Michelle Kemmer                                                                                    Gracie Manlow

Health and Human Services Manager                                Human Services Manager

mkemmer@co.pacific.wa.us                                               gmanlow@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 642-9300 x 2628                                                              (360) 642-9300 x 2629




Public Health Nurses

Lori Ashley, RN                                       Leah Heintz, RN

lashley@co.pacific.wa.us          lheintz@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 875-9300 x 2647                (360) 875-9300 x 2646






Amber Bunker, RN, BSN                       Norma Sawa, LPN

abunker@co.pacific.wa.us           nsawa@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 642-9300 x 2650                                 School Nurse





 Health Educator/ Community Health Worker

Jackie Smith                                                      Jeannie Weyl

Health Educator                             Community Health Worker

jsmith@co.pacific.wa.us                     jweyl@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 642-9300 x 2626                       (360) 642-9300 x 2627





  Human Services Program Specialist

Kelsey Hopstad                                             Rosanne McPhail

khopstad@co.pacific.wa.us            rmcphail@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 875-9300 x 2645                        (360) 642-9300 x 2172





Human Services Wellspring Coordinator

Carly Castaneda


(360) 642-9349



 Behavioral Health Program Specialists

Tessa Clements                                        Judd Comer

cclements@co.pacific.wa.us                   jcomer@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 875-9300 x 2638                            (360) 875-9300

  Parenting Facilitator

Deanna Moomjian-Gjovik




Kathy Langbraaten


(360) 875-9300 x 2643



 Administrative Support Staff

Wendy Hamlin


(360) 875-9343



Carolyne Perez                                             Sheena Humphreys

cperez@co.pacific.wa.us            sehumphreys@co.pacific.wa.us

(360) 642-9349                                        (360) 642-9300 x 2634