Dr. Clayton Chau has been selected as Orange County’s chief health officer, replacing Nichole Quick, who resigned in June following severe public pushback due to a face mask order she issued in late May.
Chau has been the acting county health officer since June 9 when Quick stepped down, and was named director of the OC Health Care Agency on May 4, a post he will maintain along with the health officer title.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors made the unanimous decision on Tuesday.
Chau worked for the HCA’s Behavioral Health Services team from 1999 to 2012, and was most recently chief clinical and strategy officer for Mind OC, the nonprofit arm of Be Well OC.
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