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    Commissioners appoint Health Administrator

    Posted by: Board of Commissioners Office

    ​The Marion County Board of Commissioners announces the appointment of Cary Moller as the new Health Administrator. Ms. Moller's appointment follows the retirement of longtime administrator Rod Calkins. Ms. Moller begins her new duties March 27.

    Ms. Moller has more than 30 years of behavioral health experience, including service as a developmental disabilities case manager, clinical therapist and program supervisor. She also served as the regional hospital liaison for the Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network. Ms. Moller has most recently served as a Behavioral Health Division Director in Marion County overseeing community and provider services, intellectual and development disabilities and alcohol and drug treatment programs. Ms. Moller holds a Masters in Counseling from Oregon State University and Western Oregon University and is an Oregon licensed professional counselor.

    Commissioner Sam Brentano, chair, said, "We are very pleased to announce the promotion of Cary Moller to Health Department Administrator. Ms. Moller has been a valued and accomplished member of the county's management team for many years and we appreciate her dedicated service."

    Ms. Moller said, "The work of the Health Department is vitally important to the overall health of our ​community. I am privileged to have worked under Rod's leadership and I am so honored to serve as Marion County Health Department Administrator. The staff of Marion County Health Department are dedicated and committed to providing the highest quality services to the residents of Marion County."

    The Health Department will hold an open house on Tuesday, March 28, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for community partners, clients, staff and the public to meet Ms. Moller. The event will be held at the Health Department Center Street campus located at 3180 Center St. NE in Salem.

    The Health Department provides community mental health and local public health services in Marion County. For more information about county health services, visit or call (503) 588-5357. 

    Commissioners appoint Health Administrator
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