Washoe County Health District hires new Media and Communications Specialist

by | Jan 10, 2022

Reno, Sparks Nev. Jan. 10, 2022. The Washoe County Health District (WCHD) has hired Yeraldin Deavila as the new Media and Communications Specialist. Deavila will assist Communications Manager, Scott Oxarart, in WCHD’s communication efforts and strategies, specifically targeted toward underserved populations with increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Deavila has experience in public relations, journalism and crisis communication having most recently worked at the Nevada Division of Insurance as a public information officer, and as a multimedia journalist for the Univision affiliate in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada, previously.

Contact information:

Yeraldin Deavila

Cell phone: 775-560-9094

Email: ydeavila@washoecounty.gov

Details: Efforts include reducing COVID-19: co-morbidities, health disparities, and improving health equity.

Updated email address for media requests

For future media requests via email, media are asked to email health-media@washoecounty.gov so the request will go to both members of Health District communications. Thank you.

The Washoe County Health District is nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board and has jurisdiction over all public health matters in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County through the policy-making Washoe County District Board of Health. The District consists of five divisions: Administrative Health Services, Air Quality Management, Community and Clinical Health Services, Environmental Health Services and Epidemiology & Public Health Preparedness. More info can be found here.