Chester County appoints new health director

WEST CHESTER, PA _ The Chester County Commissioners today 
approved the appointment of Jeanne Casner, MPH, PMP as Director 
of the Chester County Health Department. She replaces Margaret 
Rivello, who recently retired. 
 “The Chester County Health Department is one of the most 
highly respected health departments in Pennsylvania, and has pioneered 
many programs that have been recognized and repeated nation-wide,” 
said Commissioners’ Chair Ryan Costello. “We are pleased to find 
someone of Jeanne’s caliber to lead the department.” 
 Casner has 20 years of health-related experience at the federal, 
state and local government levels, including the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC), Fulton County Department of Health 
and Wellness, and Keane, Inc. where she was senior public health consultant and business analyst – all 
based in Atlanta, GA. She holds a Master of Public Health degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree in 
sociology, both from the University of Michigan. 
 “Jeanne’s appointment follows the retirement of Margaret Rivello earlier this year,” said 
Commissioner Kathi Cozzone. “We thank Margaret for her many years of service to Chester County, as 
well as all health department employees for continuing to provide excellent services to our citizens while 
a search for a new director was conducted.” 
 Commissioner Terence Farrell commented, “Jeanne Casner brings a strong background of 
knowledge and experience to the County position and we trust that, under her leadership, the Health 
Department will continue to provide programs and services that have established Chester County as the 
healthiest county in Pennsylvania.” 
Jeanne Casner, newly appointed 
Director of the Chester County Health 

Chester County's Health Department has selected a public health official from Georgia to replace its outgoing department director, who recently retired.

County officials said Jeanne Casner, of Atlanta, will take the place of outgoing director Margaret Rivello. Casner has 20 years of experience in the public health realm, they said in a release, including stints at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness and the healthcare technology group Keane, Inc. 

Casner holds Master of Public Health and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Michigan.

County officials said they were impressed with Casner's background 

"The Chester County Health Department is one of the most highly respected health departments in Pennsylvania, and has pioneered many programs that have been recognized and repeated nation-wide,” county commissioners’ chairman Ryan Costello said in a release. “We are pleased to find someone of Jeanne’s caliber to lead the department.”