Demetrius Cianci-Chapman, MPH, MSN(R), RN
Board Member | MOCPHE

St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment



Demetrius Cianci-Chapman was appointed as the St. Charles County Public Health Director in November 2019. Prior to that, he had been serving at the Senior Director of the Partnership to Advance Tribal Health, a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services program to improve health quality at 24 Indian Health Service hospitals in seven states.

Mr. Cianci-Chapman began his career in the St. Louis area with the BJC Health System as a critical care nurse in the Barnes-Jewish Burn/Trauma/Surgical ICU and the St. Louis Children's Hospital Pediatric ICU.  Before leaving the St. Louis area, he served as a Public Health Nurse and Program Coordinator, in East St. Louis, Illinois, where he received national awards for his work to combat lead poisoning.


From 2005 and until his move back to Missouri in the summer of 2019, Mr. Cianci-Chapman worked in Arizona and New Mexico, first as a commissioned officer with the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS). For the five years with the USPHS, he was stationed with the Indian Health Service in a variety of public health, quality, and administrative roles.  He concurrently worked at a private hospital as a House Supervisor and ER/ICU staff nurse.

He was a contract epidemiologist for the New Mexico Department of Health investigating Hepatitis C exclusively.


Mr. Cianci-Chapman went on to work for the New Mexico Department of Health as Director of Nursing Services until joining the New Mexico Board of Nursing and serving as its Interim and then Executive Director where he was responsible for licensing 10 different professional licenses and certificates and oversaw nursing education in the state.


In 1998, Mr. Cianci-Chapman earned his associates degree in nursing from the Jewish Hospital College of Nursing and Allied Health in St. Louis.  He then earned his undergraduate degree in nursing from Saint Louis University, as well his Master of Public Health and Master of Science Nursing Research degrees. 


Mr. Cianci-Chapman grew up in Jefferson County, Missouri, and spent a few early years in Italy while his father served in the army.   He is married and has one grown son and one son in high school.