The following is a press release from the County of Mendocino:
After serving as Chief Executive Officer for the past 12 years, Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo will be stepping down as she retires on March 19, 2022. With Ms. Angelo’s retirement, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, to appoint Assistant CEO Darcie Antle as Interim CEO, effective March 20, 2022.
Ms. Antle has served as Assistant Chief Executive Officer for Mendocino County since May 30, 2021. Previously, Ms. Antle served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer from 2017 to 2021, is also currently the Mendocino County Disaster Recovery Finance Director, and has worked to create a Fiscal Unit within the Executive Office to support departments and divisions with financial reporting and budgeting.
Outgoing CEO Carmel Angelo stated, “Mendocino County experienced multiple disasters including wildfires and the pandemic from 2017 on. Ms. Antle has been instrumental in response and recovery efforts. Mendocino is fortunate to have Ms. Antle at the helm.”
Prior to onboarding with the County of Mendocino, Ms. Antle served as the Regional Director of Operations for the Northern California Network of Adventist Health and the California Medical Group where she managed the revenue cycle and oversaw strategic operations for physician groups across Mendocino, Lake, and Sonoma counties. In addition to experience, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Services from St. Mary’s College (MS, HSA).
Antle has been an instructor for both Mendocino College and Mendocino County Office of Education. Antle is an active member of the community and has served on numerous boards and commissions, and is a past president of the Rotary Club of South Ukiah.
Mendocino Board of Supervisors Chair, Ted Williams, stated, “I would like to take a moment on behalf of the Board to thank CEO Carmel Angelo for her years of dedicated service and, in particular, the honesty and integrity that she has brought to her work for the County.
Her shoes will be hard to fill, but we’re very glad that she has left us with someone as talented and competent as Darcie Antle to handle things during this time of transition.
Based on both our own experience and the fact that she learned under Carmel, we know that County finances are in good hands.”
“I would like to express my appreciation to CEO Angelo for her years of public service. I have had the opportunity to work closely with her since the 2017 wildfire disaster. Her energy and commitment to the County are to be admired. I am thankful for the opportunity to serve Mendocino County at a higher public servant level. I look forward to working closer with the Board of Supervisors and the Department Heads.” Ms. Antle stated regarding her appointment.