Michael O’Driscoll is the Director of Health and Emergency Management for Gila County in Arizona. Michael Joined Gila County in 2011 and has more than 30 years of experience in Emergency Management and Public Health and Emergency Preparedness. He has been integral in resolving large health disparity issues, vector-borne disease, foodborne outbreaks, ground water contamination, and hazardous materials complaints, among others—mitigating issues and ensuring public safety state-wide, across its various constituency populations.
Beginning his public service career in Santa Clara County, CA, in 1989, Michael progressively rose the ranks, holding critical positions at DuPage and Kane Counties in Illinois.
Michael spearheaded Gila County’s community response to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, coordinating contact tracing efforts, creating, and implementing streamlined vaccination protocols, leading Gila County to become the first local health department in the United States to begin vaccinating the general population of residents.