Santa Barbara County has a new County Public Health Officer, and it's somone who was already a familiar face in the region's medical community.
Dr. Henning Ansorg was appointed to the post this week. Ansorg has been with the county since 2016, and most recently served as a Deputy Public Health Officer.
Ansorg grew up in Germany, but has been practicing in the United State for more than a decade.
He replaces Dr. Charity Dean, who left last year to become Assistant Director of the State Department of Public Health.