Tina Rivera, Interim Director, Sonoma County Department of Health Services
Tina Rivera, Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) Interim Director, is an experienced administrator with more than 25 years in government and nonprofit work. She joined DHS in January of 2020 as the Assistant Director and supported the work of both Health Services and the Community Development Commission. As Interim Director, she takes over a County department that has played a major role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and homelessness emergency. Through her leadership, the Department will continue the work of improving health equity for Sonoma County residents through community partnerships by focusing on key factors that influence health, including health system effectiveness, the built environment, and social determinants such as education and income. Prior to joining the Department, Tina served as the Administrative Services Director for Sonoma County Human Services Department overseeing their Finance and Operations units. Prior to joining Sonoma County in 2018, Tina was the Administrator and Chief Financial Officer for the state of Louisiana’ Department of Health’s Louisiana Human Services District northwest region. She has also served as Executive Director of Programs for the Compassion Center of Shreveport.