About Sheila Sjolander
Sheila Sjolander is the Deputy Director of Public Health Services overseeing the divisions of Preparedness, Licensing, and Prevention. Sheila has been serving as the Assistant Director for Prevention Services for the past 11 years. In this role, she oversees more than 60 public health programs, including injury prevention, maternal and child health, nutrition and physical activity, and chronic disease. In her 21 years at ADHS, Sheila has been a leader in integrating prevention programs, strategic planning, and the state’s work to reduce opioid overdoses. Sheila received her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University, and previously held strategic planning positions in Oregon and Wisconsin. Sheila received the Outstanding Achievement in Rural Women’s Health from the Arizona Rural Women’s Health Association in 2016, and the CHW Champion Award from the Arizona Community Health Worker Association in 2017.