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County Boards of Health

For over a century, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), the 159 County Boards of Health, and the 18 District Health Directors have shared responsibility for Georgia’s public health functions, policies, programs and standards. Each partner plays an important role to serve the people of Georgia and achieve our common public health goals: to prevent disease, injury and disability; to promote health and well-being; and to prepare for and respond to disasters.

Boards of Health are made up of elected or appointed individuals from every walk of life who care about the public’s well-being. They function as the eyes and ears of their community, acting at the county level to serve local needs, examine resources, and advocate for public health programs. A board has several responsibilities, including:

  • Adopting public health rules and regulations for the county
  • Enforcing all laws pertaining to health
  • Presenting and approving health budget to the county commission
  • Providing policy guidance to the District Health Director
  • Acting as a link to local government, community resources, and partners such as hospitals, health care providers, businesses and civic leaders

Meetings

County Boards of Health conduct open meetings once a quarter. Please see below for upcoming meeting dates.

Members

Butts County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Keith Fortson, DMD
Dentist, Chairman
Lezlie Biles, MD
Vice Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Michael Brewer
County Representative
Cynthia Twilley
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Todd Wilson
Interim, County School Superintendent
Beth Weaver
Largest City Representative
Kim Conley
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Carroll County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Laura Larson, MD
Physician, Chairperson
Cindy Barge
Vice Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Michelle Morgan
County Representative
Kathryn Grams
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Terry Jones
County School Superintendent Representative
Betty Cason
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Loy Howard
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Coweta County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Paul Poole
Chairman, County Representative
Kay Crosby, MD
Vice-Chairperson, Physician
John Bermingham
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Tippie Conner
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Steve Barker
County School Superintendent
George Alexander
Largest City Representative
Gloria Barnes, RN
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Fayette County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Ted Toles
Chairman, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Loida Bonney, MD
Vice Chairperson, Physician
Edward Gibbons
County Representative
Jack Bernard
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Joseph Barrow
County School Superintendent
Vanessa Fleisch
Mayor, Largest City Representative
VACANT
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Heard County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Rodney Kay
Chairman, County School Superintendent
Lee Boone
Vice Chairman, County Representative
Cory Butzon, MD
Physician
Kathy Knowles
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Steve Wirth
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Karen Boyd
Largest City Representative
Marti Caputa
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Henry County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Anthony Ford
Mayor, Chairman, Largest City Representative
Mike Carley
Vice-Chairman, Consumer representing needy, underprivileged or elderly
June Wood
County Representative
Andrea Miles, MD
Physician
Charlie Tomlinson
Consumer/Advocate for health services
Mary Elizabeth Davis
County School Superintendent
Jill Bolton, RN
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Lamar County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Lee T. Woodall, MD
Chairman, Physician
Samantha Bishop, RN
Vice-Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Ryran Traylor
County Representative
VACANT
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Julian Wilson
County School Superintendent
Peter Banks
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Robert Taylor
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Meriwether County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Hannah Flynn, RN
Chairperson, Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services
Bryan Threadgill
Vice Chairman, County Representative
Victor Lambert, MD
Physician
Alma Cox, RN
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Norma Phillips
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Robert Griffin
County School Superintendent
VACANT
Largest City Representative

Pike County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Briar Johnson
Chairman, County Representative
Mike Powell
Vice-Chairman, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Ben Williams, MD

Physician
Rodney Hilley
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Greg Green
County School Assist. Superintendent
Bobby Blalock
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Lynn Vickers, RN
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Spalding County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Johnie McDaniel
Chairman, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Jim Smith
Vice Chairman, County School Superintendent
James Dutton
County Representative
Adesola Fabayo, MD
Physician
Millie Stull, NP
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Holly Murray
Largest City Representative
Drew Miller
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Troup County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Erin Meeks, MD
Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Shaundre Brown, MD
Vice-Chairperson, Physician
Lewis Davis
County Representative
Thomas Whitworth
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Christy King
County School Representative
Rev. W.T. Edmondson
Largest City Representative
Carrie Hightower, RN
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Upson County Board of Health

Previous Meeting Minutes

Glenda VanHouton, RN
Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Martha Bentley, RN
Vice-Chairperson, Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services
Norman Allen
County Representative
Patricia Hall, MD
Physician
Anita Whitmore
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Christine Cunningham
County School Representative
J.D. Stallings, Mayor
Largest City Representative