Michael Osur, MBA
Assistant Director and Chief Health Strategist
Riverside University Health System - Public Health
Michael Osur is the Assistant Director and the Chief Health Strategist for the Riverside County Department of Public Health. He is responsible for leading the Division, which includes HIV/AIDS, Nutrition Services, Tobacco Control, Injury Prevention Services, Public Health Nursing, Public Health Laboratory and Epidemiology and Program Evaluation as well as the Healthy Riverside County/Building Healthy Communities Initiatives. He oversees more than 350 staff with a combined budget of over $35 million. Under Mr. Osur’s leadership, Riverside County has received numerous awards including the American Public Health Association, National Public Health Week recognition of Riverside County as a “Blue Ribbon Model Community,” for its work in “Designing Healthy Communities, Raising Healthy Kids.”; the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) Challenge Awards for “Creating Livable Communities. In 2011, Mr. Osur was the runner-up for the National Public Health Leadership Network’s Balderson Leadership Project Award.
Michael is one of 14 Directors on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors and is a professor at both the Loma Linda University School of Allied Health where he teaches Healthcare Management and at the University of La Verne where he teaches Public Health. Michael has presented at numerous state and national conferences, including the American Planning and American Public Health Associations on Healthy Communities. In April 2013, Mr. Osur received the American Planning Association National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Advocate and in 2015 received the Southern California Public Health Association Leadership Award.