Marilynn Sutherland, MSSW, has had 20 years of experience directing the activities of local public health agencies, plus 10 additional years of supervising and mentoring public health staff. She has a Masters in Social Work, with an emphasis on community mobilization and administration and has been the director of The Klamath County Health Department for nine years.
Outside of the Public Health arena, Mrs. Sutherland enjoys gardening and caring for her collection of alpacas, chickens, and cats with her husband of 40 years. She has worked with the University of Washington on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation pilot project funded by the Early Childhood Caries Prevention program. This program has been honored by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) as a Model Best Practice.
Currently Mrs. Sutherland is working with the University of Washington to replicate that Early Childhood Caries Prevention Program throughout several counties in the State of Oregon. Mrs. Sutherland was also a contributing author for “Providing a Dental Home for Pregnant Women: A Community Program to Address Dental Care Access,” a paper completed by Dr. Peter Milgrom.