District Leadership

Dr. Chris SpittersDr. Chris Spitters, Interim Health Officer

Dr. Chris Spitters is the interim health officer for the Snohomish Health District. He has served as the District’s contracted physician for tuberculosis control since 2001 and previously served as the District’s deputy health officer from 1994 to 1999. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University and completed residency training in general preventive medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. 

Dr. Spitters is board certified in general preventive medicine and public health. He has been the medical director for the Public Health Seattle & King County Tuberculosis Clinic at Harborview Medical Center since 2003 and is a clinical professor of infectious diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine.  He also serves as the tuberculosis physician for Island County Public Health and Chelan-Douglas Health District.


Shawn Frederick, Interim AdministratorShawn Frederick

Shawn Frederick was appointed the interim administrator of the Snohomish Health District in June 2019. Shawn joined the Health District as the Healthcare Coalition Coordinator in March 2016 and has served as the Administrative Services Director since July 2017. Prior to that, he served as a medical and dental practice manager for Community Health Center of Snohomish County for five years following 20 years of active duty service in the United States Navy. Shawn is chair of the Lake Stevens Veterans Commission and President of the Lake Stevens Veterans Foundation.