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Kathy Forzley

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MA; Public Administration; Oakland University
BA; Biology; Oakland University
BS; Environmental Health; Oakland University

Kathy Forzley was appointed by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as the director of the Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services in 2017. In this role, she provides oversight of the Health Division, Children’s Village and Homeland Security divisions. Forzley provides strategic direction and management expertise to these departments, ensuring an outcome-driven approach, increased collaboration, and a dedication to improving health and quality of life for anyone who lives, works and plays in Oakland County. Under her oversight, Forzley has created and sustained numerous award-winning community initiatives such as Healthy Pontiac, We Can!, Homeless Healthcare Collaboration, and a county-wide health improvement initiative known as Energizing Connections for Healthier Oakland (ECHO). Forzley has also assumed a lead role advocating for health initiatives on a regional and statewide level through participation on the Michigan Public Health Advisory Commission, Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Commission, Southeastern Michigan Health Association, Michigan Association of Local Public Health, Oakland County Human Trafficking Task Force, and has recently been selected to serve on the Michigan Governor’s Public Health Advisory Council.

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