About Us

Our Mission

Our goal at Columbia County Public Health is to protect and promote the health and safety of each resident in Columbia County. Columbia County Public Health Department, provides health related information, addresses public health concerns, partners with the State of Washington and the national Public Health Network to provide up-to-date information to our community. Columbia County Public Health works to empower people to develop and strengthen a healthy, safe, and resilient community.

Columbia County Public Health Leads the community through education and evidence-based practices to prevent illness, promote health, and protect the environment to improve the quality of life in our communities.

We are honest, trustworthy and transparent in all we do. We strive to do the right thing to achieve the best community health outcomes.

We value the unique contributions of our employees and partners to promote health equity. We develop positive relationships, foster innovative solutions, and strengthen our capacity to accomplish our mission.

We uphold a standard of conduct that recognizes and values the diversity and contributions of all. We foster a working environment in which listening to and understanding our differences is encouraged and confidences are protected.

We use the best scientific data and methods available to guide our policies and actions to promote healthy living. We rely on the objective facts of evidence-based science to build a strong foundation to address health needs and concerns.

We are effective and efficient managers of the public trust and public funds, and hold ourselves and others to appropriate high standards. We operate with open communication, transparency, timeliness, and continuous quality improvement.

Meet the Team

Martha LanmanMartha Lanman

To Contact Martha Call: 509-382-3949
Or send Martha an email

Delphine Bailey

Delphine Bailey
WIC, Insurance Navigator, Basic Food, Emergency Preparedness, Community Health Worker

Since she began working at Columbia County Public Health in 2006, Delphine has been involved with many programs. Currently she oversees our WIC programs and activities. Delphine is registered as a Washington State Health Benefit Exchange navigator that assists clients in the enrollment process for health insurance. She also has the ability to assist clients with Basic Food applications and renewals. Delphine is also responsible for emergency preparedness and response for Columbia County Public Health. Delphine is a certified Community Health Worker in the State of Washington.

To Contact Delphine Call: 509-382-3952
Or send Delphine an email

Leslie Sweetwood

Leslie Sweetwood
WIC, Peer Counselor, Snap Education, Vital Records, Community Health Worker

Since 2017, Leslie has served many roles in Columbia County Public Health. Leslie currently serves as WIC support and breast feeding peer counselor. She can assist you with Washington State Birth or Death Certificates, and Environmental Health forms or applications. You can find Leslie at The Club, Food Bank, and Senior Center educating community members on healthy lifestyle choices using her Snap Education Program Leslie has a passion for the ACES study, and is trained to unite and build a resilient community through workshops and task forces. She is collaborating with Walla Walla CRI and the Greater Columbia Accountable Communities of Health to strengthen our local ACEs/Resilience Campaign. Leslie is a certified Community Health Worker in the State of Washington.

To Contact Leslie Call: 509-382-2181
Or send Leslie an email

Chelsey Eaton

Chelsey Eaton
Program Coordinator, Marijuana & Tobacco Prevention, ABCD Dental, Child Passenger Safety Technician

Chelsey joined Columbia County Public Health in 2018 and has been focused on the education and prevention of marijuana, tobacco and e-cigarette use. In the spring of 2019 our Community Health Assessment was made public, and Chelsey has been focused on informing the community on the strengths and weaknesses of our health as a whole. In order to inform the public on programs Public Health offers, Chelsey utilizes social media, local newspapers, billboards and presents to community groups. Chelsey has become certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician and Community Health Worker.

To Contact Chelsey Call: 509-382-3950
Or send Chelsey an email 

Estasia Collins

Estasia Collins, LPN
Public Health Nurse, Maternal Child Health, CSHCN

Since the fall of 2018, Estasia has been helping community members of all ages. Estasia helps retrieve immunization records and educate those with vaccination questions. She facilitates blood pressure screenings and helps out frequently at the senior center. Estasia has taken the Children With Special Health Care Needs program under her wing and attends as many support groups she can. She believes all children and families are worth investing in, and no one should ever feel like they are alone.

To Contact Estasia Call: 509-382-3951
Or send Estasia an email