MARIN COUNTY HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES:
GRANT COLFAX, MD, was appointed Director of the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services in April 2015. At the time, the Marin Independent Journal profiled the new director, reporting that Colfax, a health policy expert who served as head of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, will oversee 700 employees and a $160 million budget at the Health and Human Services Department at the Civic Center… The 50-year-old Colfax, whose 18-year career in public health included heading HIV prevention efforts for San Francisco, served as President Obama’s top AIDS policy adviser from 2012 to 2014, when he left to lead global HIV and tuberculosis efforts for the nonprofit Programs for Appropriate Technology in Health… Colfax grew up on a Mendocino County goat farm, where he was homeschooled. His mother, an English teacher, and father, a Mendocino County supervisor, provided breeding stock for local dairies. He holds a 1987 bachelor’s degree from Harvard College and is a 1993 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his medical residency at the University of California at San Francisco before joining San Francisco’s Department of Public Health in 1997 to direct HIV clinical prevention studies for seven years… Read the full Marin IJ article by Nels Johnson. Dr. Colfax’s door is always open to Marin County residents with concerns about health issues, including health and human services programs and policies.