District Leadership

Dr James LewisJames Lewis, MD, MPH - HEALTH OFFICER

Dr. Lewis has been the health officer for the Snohomish Health District since August 2022. 

He has worked in public health at the state and local level. Previous roles include medical epidemiologist with Public Health – Seattle & King County, as well as medical director for the Surveillance for Healthcare Associated and Resistant Pathogens Patient Safety (SHARPPS) Program and medical epidemiologist consultant for the Vaccine Preventable Disease and Respiratory Pathogens Program with the North Carolina Division of Public Health. 

Dr. Lewis earned his Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina and his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Preventive Medicine. He is an adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. 


Shawn Frederick - Administrative OfficerShawn Frederick

Shawn Frederick was appointed the administrative officer of the Snohomish Health District in December 2019. Shawn joined the Health District as the Healthcare Coalition Coordinator in March 2016, served as the Administrative Services Director from July 2017 to June 2019, and was interim administrator from June 2019 to December 2019. 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 a member of the Lake Stevens City Council and a commissioner of the Lake Stevens Veterans Association.