Prior to becoming health commissioner Cooper worked for seven years as assistant to the health commissioner, five years as coordinator of the emergency preparedness program and worked for the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency. He graduated from Beavercreek High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wright State University.
The process to hire the next commissioner will begin immediately, and will be led by the health board and Public Health’s human resources department.
“I am proud to have been associated with such a dedicated staff and will greatly miss seeing the good work they do every day,” Cooper said. “Montgomery County residents should feel confident in the ability of our staff to continue to make Montgomery County a healthy, safe and thriving community.”