On November 5, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced a new administrative structure at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) which includes Ohio Academy of Family Physicians member Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, as chief medical officer.
Dr. Vanderhoff previously served for more than a decade as senior vice president and chief medical officer at OhioHealth. He has years of experience leading large teams in successfully dealing with important healthcare issues in Ohio and prepared OhioHealth to deal with the threat of Ebola and the H1N1 flu pandemic.
ODH Director Stephanie McCloud
McCloud previously served as Gov. DeWine’s administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, managing an agency of 1,800 colleagues and over $28 billion in assets. She has considerable experience in the area of mental health and addiction treatment which is a priority in Ohio’s health improvement plan.
ODH Senior Deputy Lance Himes
Himes previously served as the interim director of ODH where he played an integral role in running and managing many aspects of the pandemic response operation. He will lead the coordination of the state’s vaccine distribution plan and will continue to work directly with Ohio’s local health commissioners.
Chief of Staff Kathleen Madden
Madden previously served as assistant director at the Ohio Office of Budget and Management and will now play a key role in keeping ODH’s pandemic and non-pandemic programs and operations on track. She will work to prioritize and resolve critical issues, provide oversight and guidance to ODH staff, and ensure that ODH funds are spent responsibly and strategically.