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Kayla Scrivner


Kayla provides broad knowledge of public health and rural health care systems that are valuable as the Foundation digs deeper into understanding and serving small communities. She works as a principal planner with the Minnesota Department of Health. Previously, Scrivner was chief operating officer at Scenic Rivers Health Services, a rural health care system, serving seven rural northern Minnesota communities with medical, dental and behavioral health services. Prior to moving back home, she worked for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department in Washington State, overseeing community engagement and public health initiatives, multi-agency work in opioid overdose prevention and was part of the county’s incident command team. Her background includes serving as director of community and volunteer services for AmeriCorps in Georgia and on the board of directors of the Tacoma Farmers Market. She has long advocated for rural areas by speaking up and elevating others’ voices, and supporting local efforts to address early childhood, mental health, anti-racism and LGBTQ+ issues. Scrivner holds a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College and a Master of Public Administration from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University.

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