Interim Metro Health Director
Jennifer Herriott has 20 years of experience working in the public health sector addressing community health improvement through policy, environmental and systems change.In her current position as the Assistant Director of Community Health at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, she provides leadership and guidance to the Community Health Section which include the Chronic Disease Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention (Project WORTH), maternal child health case management (Healthy Start), Oral Health Services, the WIC program, the WIC Lactation Center which supports breastfeeding moms, the Mayor’s Fitness Council, the Pediatric Asthma Program and the Trauma Informed Care Consortium.
Jennifer has been involved in enhancing and developing on-going, effective partnerships and collaborations with community members and stakeholders as well as local, state and national organizations that have an overarching goal of improving the health of the community.
She is fluent in both English and Spanish and has significant experience working in cross cultural settings and in strategic planning. Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree in Peace and Global Studies with a minor in Spanish.