Director, Butte County Department of Public Health
Born and raised in Arnoldsville, Georgia, Danette York started her lifelong career in public service by joining the United States Marine Corps. During this time she learned the field of accounting/fiscal and was recognized for her ability as a leader. She went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
While working for a rural public health department in Ohio, her passion for serving others continued to grow. She went on to earn a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a focus in Epidemiology from The Ohio State University. After nearly a decade serving as the Health Commissioner in Brown County, Ohio, she moved to the Pacific Northwest where she accepted the position of Director for Lewis County Public Health & Social Services in Washington State. Tired of the rain and seeking a warmer climate in California, Danette accepted the position as Butte County Public Health Director, which started on July 1, 2019.
Danette and her husband, Tim, enjoy the outdoors and look forward to exploring all that Butte County has to offer. They have three adult children, two daughters and a son; and six grandchildren – all boys! When she’s not working, you can find Danette and her husband busy with their two big dogs, a Giant Schnauzer and a Great Dane.