40 Under 40 in Public Health

The de Beaumont Foundation created 40 Under 40 in Public Health to recognize leaders whose creativity and innovation are strengthening communities across the country. Nominees were evaluated by a distinguished panel of professionals from the nonprofit, business, and higher education sectors on their demonstrated leadership, contributions to their community’s health, and collaboration with other organizations.

Of the 40 honorees, 14 work in local public health:

  • Leah Casanave, Supervisor, STD Prevention and Control Program, Douglas County Health Department, NE
  • Megan Cunningham, Managing Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Health, IL
  • Jessica Gehle, Environmental Health Division Director, Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, WA
  • Kristine Hollingsworth, Public Information Officer & Assistant to the Administrator, Florida Department of Health in Collier County, FL
  • Jeffrey Hom, Policy Advisor, Philadelphia Department of Public Health
  • Jesse Lava, Director of Policy, Chicago Department of Public Health, IL
  • Sami Kamal Jarrah, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Health Commissioner, Philadelphia Department of Public Health, PA
  • Jacqualyn Littlepage, Director of Environmental Health and Health Inspector, Lake
    County Public Health Agency, Leadville, CO
  • Megan McClaire, Chief of Staff, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • William Moore, Health Educator 2, C.P.E., Saint Paul Ramsey County Public Health, MN
  • Sarah Moyer, Director, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness and Chief Health Strategist for Mayor Greg Fischer, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, KY
  • AZ Snyder, Director/Health Officer, Pierce County Public Health Department, WI
  • Kenneth Steel, Health Policy Analyst, Maricopa County Department of Public Health, AZ
  • Elizabeth Walsh, Public Health Statistician, City of Kansas City, Missouri Health Department , MO

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