November 03, 2022

Kisha Davis Nominated as Montgomery County Health Officer

After more than a year without a top health official, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on Wednesday named family physician and community health worker Kisha Davis as the nominee to succeed Travis Gayles.

The County Council is scheduled to vote on her nomination on Nov. 15.

Gayles resigned in August 2021 to work with Hazel Health, a San Francisco-based start-up that provides telehealth services to K-12 schools. James Bridgers, who served as deputy health officer under Gayles, has been the acting health officer since Gayles resigned.

“With the nomination of Dr. Kisha Davis as our County’s next health officer, we have found a health expert and leader committed to innovation, equity, and access to health care,” Elrich (D) said in a statement.

Read the full article in the Washington Post.