Ulster County taps local doc Carol Smith as health commissioner

Carol Smith. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ulster County Executive.

Just announced by Ulster County executive Mike Hein's office: Local doctor Carol Smith, currently the medical director of occupational health services at Kingston-based urgent care center Emergency One, will take over as county commissioner of health and mental health.

Smith replaces departing commissioner LaMar Hasbrouck, formerly of the Centers for Disease Control, who is leaving Ulster County to be the state of Illinois's public health director.

Smith lives in Port Ewen.

From a press release issued today:

Dr. Smith has her Masters in Public Health Degree.  Dr. Smith earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and is licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey. Her diverse medical experience includes board certification in Internal Medicine with sub-specialization in Occupational Medicine and added experience in Emergency Medicine. She has completed the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Basic Curriculum in Occupational Medicine. Dr. Smith is also a Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO). Dr. Smith is member of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Dr. Smith’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Ulster County Legislature, and the State of New York.  The Commissioner’s salary is $160,015 annually.