Anne Goon,
Health Commissioner

Health Commissioner

Anne Goon, MS, RD, LD,

(740) 373-0611 ext. 2314

Qualification of a Health Commissioner

  • Must possess and maintain licensure in the State of Ohio as a physician, dentist, veterinarian, podiatrist, chiropractor, or possess a master’s degree in public health or other equivalent master’s degree in a health related field (O.R.C. 3709.11).
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license with access to reliable transportation and insurability according to Health District policy.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Chinese) skills preferred. 

Role of the Health Commissioner

The Health Commissioner is responsible for all aspects of Health District operations, incliuding strategic planning and performance management / quality improvement; human resources management and workforce development; enforcement of public health laws and regulations; monitoring and investigation of disease trends, sanitation concerns, and community health indicators; engagement of staff, residents, and partnering agencies; and oursuit of national public health accreditation to imrove the health of Marietta and Belpre residents.  


The purpose of accreditation is to improve and protect the health of the public by transforming the quality and performance of public health  departments. 



The 10 Essential Public Health Services

1. Moitor health status and understand issues facing our community. 

2. Protect our community  from health problems and health hazards.

3. Give people information they need to make healthy choices.

4. Engage the community to identify and solve health problems.

5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.

6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.

7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable. 

8. Maintain a trained and capablre public health workforce.

9. Evaluate effectiveness, accesibility, and quality od personal and population-based health services. 

10. Contribute to and apply the best practices of public health.