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Mouhanad Hammami, MD, Santa Barbara County Public Health Director
(County Representative)

Mouhanad Hammami is the Director of Public Health for Santa Barbara County.

Prior to his current position, he served as the senior vice president for Safety Net Transformation, Community Benefits, Health and Well-Being at Trinity Health. In this role, he led the strategy to improve health for individuals and improve the underlying social determinants of health in communities served. He also led work for Trinity Health’s community-based delivery models and public health initiatives, and partnered closely with state and national experts to integrate health care delivery with public health activities.

Before that Mr. Hammami served as director and chief health officer of the Wayne County (Michigan) Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness. There he oversaw all health, wellness and human services for the 13th largest county in the nation. Before that, Mr. Hammami was chief of Health Operations and county health officer for the Wayne County Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Hammami also served as the executive director of the National Arab American Medical Association (NAAMA) from 2006 to 2009 and then elected as its national president in 2011.

A graduate of Aleppo University School of Medicine, Syria, Mr. Hammami completed his postdoctoral research in pediatrics at the Newborn Center of the University of Tennessee in Memphis, and then accepted a faculty appointment at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and a research position at the Detroit Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics. He then received his master’s in health services administration from the University of Michigan. Mr. Hammami has been the recipient of several recognitions including the American Medical Association Foundation Excellence in Medicine and Leadership Award for his public health advocacy and community work.