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Sonoma County has named Tina Rivera as the new director of the Department of Health Services.

Rivera has worked for the county since 2018 and has served as interim director of the department for the past nine months, a spokesperson for the county said.

Rivera joined the Department of Health Services in January 2020 as assistant director and also served as assistant director of the Community Development Commission at the same time, where she assisted with housing and programs for the homeless. From 2018 to 2020, Rivera was administrative services director for the county’s Department of Human Services, overseeing its finance and operations unit.

Prior to 2018, Rivera served as northwest region chief financial officer and administrative services director for the State of Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. She also served as federal grants administrator for the City of Shreveport, Louisiana, and executive director at Compassion Center, a nonprofit where she developed and implemented programs to provide housing and behavioral health services for vulnerable populations.

In her new role, Rivera will oversee more than 580 employees and a budget of $330 million, a spokesperson for the county said.