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 12019.

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.