The Caroline County Health Department is a great place to work and make a difference! We have a broad range of employment opportunities, including both clinical and administrative roles.
As Health Officer, Robin Cahall oversees all operations of the Health Department and is responsible for enforcing State health laws and the policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the Maryland Department of Health and the County Board of Health.
A lifelong resident of Caroline County, Ms. Cahall was appointed as Health Officer in July 2021. She began her career in public health with the State of Delaware, Division of Public Health in 1997. Through the course of her nearly 25 years of public health experience, Ms. Cahall held a variety of positions with Delaware’s Division of Public Health, the last ten of which was spent working in the Immunization Program as the statewide Vaccines for Children Program Coordinator.
Ms. Cahall has a bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a concentration in Public Health Administration. She has also maintained certification as a Public Health Professional through the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE).
Ms. Cahall values community service and served as Mayor for the Town of Goldsboro from 2009 to 2021 and previously served on the Board of Directors for Choptank Community Health System. She is proud to continue her career by making a difference in her home county.
Deputy Health Officer
Kristin Dietz joined the Health Department as the Deputy Health Officer in October of 2021. She previously worked for the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Office of Preparedness and Response (OP&R). She served at MDH for six years and held the positions of Regional Coordinator for Region IV, which covers the nine counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Special Projects Coordinator, and Chief of Local Health and Health Planning, where she facilitated the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP).
Ms. Dietz has fifteen years of experience in Emergency Management, beginning at the local level as an Emergency Preparedness Planner for Kent County. She has over 30 years of experience as a volunteer Firefighter and EMT-B and has served as an Emergency Services Instructor with the University of Maryland’s Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute for 25 years.
Kristin has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Washington College and a master’s degree in Management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education Police Executive Leadership Program.
The County Commissioners of Caroline County serve as the ex officio the board of health for the county. They sit as the Board of Health in May and October of each year and any other time they consider necessary. Such meetings are held in conjunction with regularly scheduled Commissioners meetings, the schedule of which can be found on the County government’s website.
The role of the Board of Health is to coordinate the activities of the Department with the Health Officer and report to the Maryland Department of Health on the sanitary conditions of the county whenever necessary. It is also empowered to set fees or charges in connection with its rules and regulations. Most importantly, the Board of Health may adopt and enforce rules and regulations on any nuisance or cause of disease in the county. The Board of Health also evaluates the performance of the Health Officer, in conjunction with the Secretary of Health.