Joel Strasz is the Health Officer with the Bay County Health Department.  He has served in this capacity since 2013 and prior to being appointed was the Public Health Services Manager since 2005.  He has over twenty years’ experience in public health, including extensive work in community organization, data analysis and evaluation, environmental health issues and public health operations.  He previously served as a Board member for the Bay County American Red Cross, the Crossroads Center for Recovery and is a current Board member of the Bay County Habitat for Humanity.  He holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MPA from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Mr. Strasz lives in Bay City with his wife and their 2 children.