Next Public Health Director appointed by Board of Supervisors

January 26, 2021 /

The Kern County Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday the appointment of Brynn Carrigan as the next Director of Kern County Public Health Department.

Carrigan is currently the Assistant Director of Kern County Public Health, and has been since 2012, according to a news release.

This appointment follows Director Matt Constantine’s announcement of his intent to retire from his position March 2021. Carrigan will join Matt Constantine in a dual leadership role until his March 2021 retirement.

Among her diverse responsibilities in managing departmental programs and services, she has served as Incident Commander for Public Health’s Department Operations Center during the COVID-19 pandemic, Public Health said in a news release.

Brynn has been instrumental in the development of innovative community
based programs such as Waste Hunger Not Food, Certified Healthy and Know Your Numbers.

Carrigan graduated from South High School and California State University, Bakersfield with a degree in Business Administration.