alPHa COMOH Chair - Penny Sutcliffe. Dr. Penny Sutcliffe was appointed as the Medical Officer of Health for the Sudbury & District Health Unit in August 2000. Before coming to Sudbury, she was the Medical Officer of Health for Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Her first position as Medical Officer of Health was with the Burntwood Regional Health Authority in northern Manitoba. A specialist in Community Medicine, Penny has a longstanding interest in socioeconomic inequalities in health and is a strong advocate for incorporating broader determinants of health into core public health programming. She is particularly interested in pursuing opportunities for healthy public policy development at the local and regional level and to this end is engaged with local healthy community initiatives and with critically examining and modifying local public health practice.