Dr. Janet Pak Memark will replace retiring Dr. Jack Kennedy as the District Health Director of Cobb & Douglas Public Health, effective April 2.
Memark received her Master of Public Health and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and went on to train in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center.
After becoming board-certified she began her career as a general internist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she administered medical care to veterans while training medical students and resident physicians.
Since 2013 Memark has worked in the WellStar Health System, where she served as the Medical Director of Community Health, overseeing WellStar clinics, and later became Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Program in WellStar’s Graduate Medical Education initiative.
In a press release issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health, DPH commissioner J. Patrick O’Neal said, “We welcome Dr. Memark to the Department of Public Health (DPH). Her insights in healthcare and extensive work in community health will continue to strengthen the initiatives established by Dr. Kennedy in Cobb & Douglas Health District while fostering new partnerships and programs.”
According to the press release:
Dr. Memark has a passion for advocacy for our vulnerable populations, health disparities, and access to health services. She is a resident of Cobb County and has two school-aged children. She enjoys hiking, exploring waterfalls, and other outdoor activities in her free time.