Humboldt Begins Health Officer Hiring Process

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Humboldt County Health Officer Teresa Frankovich. - SUBMITTED

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  • Humboldt County Health Officer Teresa Frankovich.

Humboldt County has officially begun the process of finding its next health officer, having posted the job opening and set dates for candidate interviews next month.

Health Officer Teresa Frankovich, who stepped into the then part-time position in January before the COVID-19 pandemic morphed it into one of the most high-profile, important and intensive jobs in Humboldt County, announced her resignation last month, though she agreed to hold the position until the county hires her replacement.

While she has at times faced vitriolic backlash on social media and at some public meetings, Frankovich said her decision was based on a need to be there for her 70-year-old husband and an aging parent, recognizing the pandemic is likely to necessitate an intensive, time-consuming local response

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