The Yolo County Board of Supervisors has announced the appointment of Constance Caldwell, M.D., as Yolo County’s health officer. Dr. Caldwell has been serving as interim health officer since April.
Prior to this appointment, she served as a physician for the Yolo County Health Department for the past seven years, which included being the medical consultant for the California Children’s Services program. She also has served as medical consultant to Mendocino County’s California Children’s Services program for the past 12 years.
Prior to that, Dr. Caldwell worked for Redwood Coast Regional Center in Ukiah and was in clinical pediatric practice in Ukiah and Oakland.
She received her medical degree from UC San Francisco and her master’s from UC Berkeley. She served her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of San Francisco.
“Yolo County will be well served by Dr. Caldwell’s clinical skills and experience, passion for public health and longtime commitment to serving the residents of Yolo County,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chairman Duane Chamberlain.
“My family has lived in Yolo County for over 10 years now. I am happy for this opportunity to continue to serve our community in the position of health officer,” Caldwell said. “I look forward to working with Health Director Jill Cook and the entire Yolo County team as we work toward enhancing the quality of life for all in Yolo County.”
The health officer position is a half-time position with an annual salary range of $142,584 to $173,316. Dr. Caldwell also will continue in her capacity as a half-time physician for the Yolo County Health Department, a position with an annual salary range of $117,768 to $143,148.