Hoffman appointed as next Health Department Director
Starting October 1, 2020, Suzanne Hoffman will begin as the Benton County interim Health Department Director for a two-year appointment.
Hoffman brings over twenty years of public sector experience with the State of Oregon, the last five at the Oregon Health Authority. As the Chief Operating Officer, she simultaneously held interim appointments as the Public Health Officer and the Agency Director. She finished her service at the Oregon Health Authority as the Interim Health Analytics Director in 2016, transitioning to LifeWorks NW, a non-profit behavioral health organization, in 2017.
Several weeks ago three candidates were invited to interview with Benton County employees, stakeholders and members of our community. One candidate withdrew; Benton County was unable to reach a successful employment agreement with the two other candidates. Faced with an unanticipated situation, the county adapted the recruitment process and then extensively vetted, interviewed and examined their viable candidates.