Joe Mazzola was named Franklin County Health Commissioner
on January 10, 2017.
Mr. Mazzola has served as Director of Health Systems and
Planning at Franklin County Public Health. Prior to joining the
department, he worked at the Ohio Department of Health
where he held a variety of positions including Local Health
Before working for the Ohio Department of Health, Mr. Mazzola
served as the Policy and Government Liaison for the Ohio
Tobacco Prevention Foundation and a Regional Policy
Coordinator at the American Lung Association.
In addition to being Franklin County’s health commissioner,
Mr. Mazzola serves as at-large member of the governing council
of the Ohio Public Health Association and chair of the Shared-Services
subcommittee of the Public Health in the Twenty-first Century
with the Ohio Public Health Partnership. He is a recipient of the
Association of Ohio Health Commissioners President’s Award
Winner in 2015, past president of the Association of State and
Territorial Local Health Liaison Officials and was a lead contributor
to the Public Health Quality Indicators report in 2015.
He has Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration
in Public Health from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts
Degree in Marketing from Marietta College.