By edhat staff
Dr. Van Do-Reynoso will step down as Director of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department this coming August. She will accept a new position at CenCal Health as its Chief Customer Experience Officer.
Do-Reynoso was previously the Public Health Director of Madera County and took the job in Santa Barbara in August of 2017. Not long after her start date, she became a steady force as the community suffered through the Thomas Fire in 2017, the Montecito Debris Flow in 2018, and the eruption of a global pandemic in 2020.
Do-Reynoso became a familiar face and calming voice of reassurance during sometimes daily press conferences as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded throughout the world and our community. She led the department in COVID-19 precautions, guidelines, testing, then vaccinations.
CenCal Health is a publicly-funded health care program designed for the low-income residents of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.