Creighton Avila

(530) 621-5153

Placerville, CA – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors appointed Patricia Charles-Heathers as the director of the Health and Human Services Agency effective August 17, 2016 at its scheduled board meeting on August 16, 2016.

Patricia has worked for the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency for over four years during which time she served as the assistant director of health services.

Prior to working for El Dorado County, Patricia worked in international banking, had extensive experience working and managing a variety of clinical non-profit providers, with over 25 years of behavioral health experience, 15 years working in executive management and 17 years as an adjunct professor at California State University, Sacramento.

Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology, master’s degree in substance abuse counseling, a doctoral degree in clinical and organizational psychology and is close to completing her master’s degree in public administration.