Dottie Ellis Merki
Deputy Director, Technical Programs
Ms. Ellis-Merki is responsible for overseeing all the technical programs of our Department. She manages these programs with the help of 4 Program Chiefs and 19 Supervisors.
Dottie has been in the field of Environmental Health for 29 years and has worked for the Department for 28 years. She is passionate about Environmental Health and knowing that the work our staff does protects the health and safety of citizens and visitors of Riverside County.
Dottie is a Southern California Native who graduated from Alta Loma High School, and Cal Poly Pomona with degrees in Zoology and Animal Science. In her spare time, Dottie enjoys traveling with her family, riding her horses and trying to capture every precious moment with her spiffy camera.