District Leadership


Dr. Spitters has been the health officer for the Snohomish Health District since June 2019. He has served as the District’s contracted physician for tuberculosis control since 2001 and previously served as the District’s deputy health officer from 1994 to 1999. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University. He completed residency training in general preventive medicine and public health at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health and has been certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine since 1994.   

Previous roles have included serving as the medical director for the Public Health Seattle & King County Tuberculosis Clinic at Harborview Medical Center from 2003-2020 and as health officer for the Yakima Health District from 2001-2018. He is a clinical professor in the Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington School of Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology at the UW School of Public Health.

Shawn Frederick - Administrative OfficerShawn Frederick

Shawn Frederick was appointed the administrative officer of the Snohomish Health District in December 2019. Shawn joined the Health District as the Healthcare Coalition Coordinator in March 2016, served as the Administrative Services Director from July 2017 to June 2019, and was interim administrator from June 2019 to December 2019. Prior to that, he served as a medical and dental practice manager for Community Health Center of Snohomish County for five years following 20 years of active duty service in the United States Navy. Shawn is a member of the Lake Stevens City Council and a commissioner of the Lake Stevens Veterans Association.