Public Information and Communications

The Public Information and Communications Department provides timely, accurate information to the public regarding health department alerts, services, and health observances through external communications such as press releases, written responses to media requests, media interviews, press conferences, media advisories, social media, and through the Health Department’s website. **Information is available in English and Spanish.** Visit the Connect With Us page to learn more.

All media wishing to interview Health Department employees should contact the PIO for arrangements and submit a
 Media Request Form.


Joeli Poole

Public Information Officer (PIO)

Office: 423-209-8077

Cell: 423-463-5354





Ketre Commons 

Public Health Representative/ Communications Liaison

Office: 423-209-8093

Cell: 423-508-4378




Ezequiel Garcia

Health Information Specialist / Communications Liaison

Cell: 423-206-0087