About Public Health
Leah Northrop began her career in government service with the California State Auditor, conducting program evaluations, compliance audits and fraud investigations. Her time with the State Auditor was followed by various positions at different state agencies, including policy analysis, legislation and grants administration. Prior to coming to Sutter County in 2018, she coordinated department-wide initiatives and served as the Executive Director for the California Conference of Local Health Officers at the California Department of Public Health. Her broad experience in government service has prepared Leah for her role as Public Health Branch Director for Sutter County.
Leah has Masters degrees in Public Administration and International Studies from the University of Washington, and Bachelor’s degrees from UC San Diego.