The Board of Public Health announced Xavier Crockett and Todd Hollenbeck as finalists in the search for a new Executive Director.

Xavier Crockett is currently the State Health Protection Director at the Georgia Department of Public Health following a decade of healthcare experience. Crockett is completing his Doctor of Public Health degree through Walden University with an expected completion of November 2023. He received a Master of Science in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management from Philadelphia University.

Todd Hollenbeck has been the interim Executive Director since June 5, 2023. He has over twenty years of experience at Mesa County, including the role of Deputy County Administrator since April 2021. Hollenbeck received his Master of Business Administration in Project Management through Jones International University. He is also a Colorado Certified Public Manager through the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.

“Our most important task as a Board right now is selecting the next leader of Mesa County Public Health. Whomever is selected will lead a group of nearly 100 staff and manage an $11 million dollar annual budget.” said Stephen Daniels, Board of Public Health chair. “We anticipate making the final announcement before the end of the year.”


Mesa County Public Health was formed in 1948. The local public health agency works collaboratively to anticipate and respond to conditions that impact the health of residents and visitors.

The interim director, Todd Hollenbeck, was approved unanimously for this position by the Board of Public Health. The former director resigned during the summer.