North Central Health District

COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

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Board of Health

Providing Guidance to Our Counties

The North Central Health District includes thirteen counties in central Georgia. Each county has a Board of Health as defined by Title 31-3 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

The primary roles of the Boards of Health are to assess the needs of the community, provide policy guidance, and exercise general oversight of the health department.  The Boards of Health also certify the county health department budget each year to the County Commission and may adopt public health rules and regulations for the county.

Boards of Health meet at least quarterly and their meetings are open to the public. Dates and times of Board of Health meetings can be found on the Upcoming Events page or call your local health department.

Board members have the important roles of advising the District Health Director on specific needs in their communities, serving as links to local government and community resources, and advocating for public health in the county.

Board of Health Composition

Members Terms
1. The CEO of the county’s governing authority, or another elected member of the county governing authority that is designated by the CEO. Term expires when member leaves elected office or when CEO assigns a replacement.
2. A licensed physician actively practicing in the county. In a county with less than four physicians, or no physician practicing in the county who is willing and able to serve, a licensed nurse or dentist or another person having familiarity and concern for medical services in the county may be selected. Term expires upon completion of the six year term; will be less than six years if appointed mid-term.
3. A consumer or an advocate for consumers of health services. Term expires upon completion of the six year term; will be less than six years if appointed mid-term.
4. A consumer who will represent the needy, underpriviledged or elderly. Term expires upon completion of the six year term; will be less than six years if appointed mid-term.
5. The superintendent of the schools or a designated employee of the school system. Term expires when the superintendent or the appointing superintendent leaves office.
6. The CEO of the governing authority of the largest city in the county, or another elected member of that authority. Term expires when leaving elected office or when the CEO appoints a replacement.
7. A consumer of a licensed nurse interested in promoting public health, appointed by the governing authority of the largest city in the county. Term expires upon completion of the six year term; will be less than six years if appointed mid-term.

County Board of Health Members

Baldwin County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Tommy French
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Janet H. Harrison
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Mr. Fielding Whipple*
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Faye Smith
5. County school superintendent or designee Dr. Noris Price
6. CEO of largest city or designee Gary Thrower
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Jacquelyn Nelson

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Crawford County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Bobby Blasingame
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Freddy Gaton*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Cynthia Simpson
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Barbara Rowell
5. County school superintendent or designee Brent Lowe
6. CEO of largest city or designee Becky Smith**
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city VACANT

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Hancock County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Helen G. Hudson
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Vickie Morgan, RN
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Joan Barksdale, RN
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Ben Butts
5. County school superintendent or designee Charles Culver
6. CEO of largest city or designee William Evans, Jr.*
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Dulcie Moore, RN**

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Houston County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Tommy Stalnaker
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. James Q. Whitaker
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Randa Parker
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Archie Thompson*
5. County school superintendent or designee Dr. Mark Scott
6. CEO of largest city or designee Randy Toms
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Daron Lee**

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Jasper County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Carl Pennamon
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Wiley Jordan
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Mike Benton*
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Carole Norris
5. County school superintendent or designee Dr. Mike Newton
6. CEO of largest city or designee Jenny Murphy**
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city David Wease

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Jones County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Chris Wiedner
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Kara Moore*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Jennifer Goldsberry
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Rallie Cogburn
5. County school superintendent or designee Chuck Gibson
6. CEO of largest city or designee Stephen Tingen
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Dr. Joni Milner

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Macon-Bibb County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Bert Bivins**
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner
(dentist or nurse if no physician)
Paul Mossman, MD
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Ethel Cullinan
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly
appointed by County Commissioner
Christopher Tsavatewa
5. County school superintendent or designee David Gowan*
6. CEO of largest city or designee Elaine Lucas
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Stacy Carr, RN

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Monroe County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Larry Evans
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr Jeremy Goodwin*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Hugh Cromer**
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Lillian Davis
5. County school superintendent or designee Dr. Mike Hickman
6. CEO of largest city or designee Eric Wilson
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Chris Hewett

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Peach County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Walter Smith
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Curtis E. Waites, DDS*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Kattie Vinson Kendrick
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Ann Lanter
5. County school superintendent or designee Daryl Fineran**
6. CEO of largest city or designee Barbara B. Williams
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Juanita C. Bryant

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Putnam County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Dr. Steve Hersey
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Thomas Brown, DDS*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Yvonne Harrell
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Charlotte Griffin**
5. County school superintendent or designee Eric Arena
6. CEO of largest city or designee Walter Rocker
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Charlotte Green

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Twiggs County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Ken Fowler
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Shannon Hart*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Charles Keily
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Charlene Kipe
5. County school superintendent or designee Elgin Dixon
6. CEO of largest city or designee Charles Williams, III
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Ellestene V. Stephens**

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Washington County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee Horace Daniel
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Dr. Jennifer Tarbutton*
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Bernice Strickland
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Janise Thompson
5. County school superintendent or designee Dr. Donna Hinton
6. CEO of largest city or designee James W. Andrews
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Kathleen Taylor**

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Wilkinson County Board of Health
Position Held By
1. CEO of county or designee John Williams
2. Physician appointed by County Commissioner (dentist or nurse if no physician) Sandra Azimi
3. Consumer advocate appointed by County Commissioner Carla Sappe**
4. Advocated for needy, underprivileged or elderly appointed by County Commissioner Marian Wright
5. County school superintendent or designee Dr. Aaron Geter
6. CEO of largest city or designee Doretha Whipple
7. Consumer or licensed nurse appointed by city Dr. Dennis Smith, DDS*

 

*Board of Health Chairperson
**Vice Chairperson

Resources for County Board of Health Members

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