Johnson County health director Sanmi Areola to resign in November

Sanmi Areola in his office.

Sanmi Areola became health director in March 2020, at the outset of the pandemic, replacing former director Lougene Marsh. Photo credit Julie Denesha/KCUR 89.3.

By Noah Tarborda

After two and a half years as director of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, Sanmi Areola is leaving the post in November for a job outside the county.