Lewis County Public Health Director JP Anderson to Resign


After three years as the director of Lewis County Public Health & Social Services (LCPHSS), JP Anderson is leaving for a position as the CEO of CHOICE Regional Health Network in Olympia.

Anderson has worked in Lewis County for over 16 years, he said on Facebook this week.

“As many of you have probably heard me say, this is my dream job, even on its hardest days. To all the people who have supported me and our team at LCPHSS over the past three years, I cannot express my gratitude enough,” he said.

CHOICE includes the Cascade Pacific Action Alliance (CPAA) which is the Accountable Community of Health (ACH) for Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Wahkiakum, Cowlitz and Pacific counties.

Anderson worked for the Lewis County Jail, Superior Court, Cascade Mental Health and at LCPHSS, saying the community welcomed him at all those positions, nurturing him and preparing him for the next challenge.

Debbie Campbell, former director of United Way of Lewis County, said to Anderson on Facebook: “You are a rockstar and you deserve the recognition and this new position because you are amazing, but you will be so missed. Thanks for changing lives in Lewis County.”