Susan Doyle was officially appointed health officer for Carroll County, and Dr. Robert Wack was named the county’s first full-time deputy health officer, the Carroll County Health Department announced.
Boyle has been the county’s acting health officer since October when former Health Officer Ed Singer retired from the department. She has worked at the Carroll County Health Department for more than 38 years, starting as a part-time practical nurse at Shoemaker Center before becoming a full-time employee while attending college to get her degree as a registered nurse.
As health officer, Doyle will enforce state and county health laws and regulations to protect the community from health threats such as contaminated water or food. She will also oversee all health department programs. Her yearly salary is $122,000.
“As I step into this new role I look forward to continued collaborations with our trusted partners, developing new partnerships and providing quality, evidence-based services to our community,” Doyle said in an email. “I am privileged to work with an extraordinary group of individuals who have provided exceptional care to the community for two plus years and continue provide essential services daily.”
Wack became deputy health officer in October when former deputy health officer Henry Taylor retired. On July 1, Wack’s position will become full time.
“I look forward to having Dr. Wack as a full-time member of our team,” Doyle said. “Since he started in October 2021, he has seamlessly stepped into the team, providing guidance, support, as well as planning future services. He will be essential to our strategic planning efforts. I look forward to what the future holds for us and the community.”
A former Westminster City Council member, Wack most recently was the chief medical information officer at Frederick Regional Health System and has worked at Carroll Hospital and Access Carroll. He will assist Doyle with overseeing the department and enforcing health laws and regulations. His yearly salary is $222,570.
“We have an outstanding team at the health department, and I look forward to helping in any way I can to achieve our mission of a safe, healthy community for all,” Wack said in a statement.
Both Doyle and Wack were nominated by Carroll County’s Board of Commissioners, which also serves as the Board of Health, and were appointed by the secretary of the Maryland Department of Health.
“We worked collaboratively and efficiently with Sue and the health department prior to and during the pandemic and have total confidence in this leadership team moving forward,” said Ed Rothstein, president of the Board of Commissioners, in a statement. “The Carroll County Health Department is a critical resource and partner for the county as they provide invaluable services to our community, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”