Commissioner Kimi Watkins-Tartt

Kimi Watkins-Tartt serves as the Deputy Director of the Alameda County Public Health Department. Ms. Watkins-Tartt is responsible for the oversight of the department’s operational divisions which include Family Health Services, Community Health Services, Public Health Nursing and Communicable Disease Control and Prevention. Additionally, Ms. Watkins-Tartt oversees the management of internal department policies, program budget and grant coordination and personnel management.  Ms. Watkins-Tartt has worked for over 25 years within the local public health community and brings a wealth of experience in public health administration, policy development, as well as community health planning and coordination. Prior to taking on the role of Deputy Director, Ms. Watkins-Tartt led the Division of Community Health Services, driving the Division’s strategic initiatives including the launching of new efforts that aligned with the department’s strategic direction to achieve health equity. Ms. Watkins-Tartt was instrumental in helping the public health department launch its local policy initiative and recently spearheaded the department’s Chronic Disease Prevention Planning process. 

Ms. Watkins-Tartt has a long standing passion and commitment to health equity and social justice and currently serves on the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative and the Health Equity and Social Justice Committee of the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO).