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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 at least once a quarter. Please see below for upcoming meeting dates.

Members

Butts County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Keith Fortson, DDS
Chairman, Dentist
Lezlie Biles, MD
Vice Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Michael Brewer
County Representative
Cynthia Maddox
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Brent Lowe
County School Superintendent
Carlos Duffey
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Kim Conley, RN
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Carroll County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Laura Larson, MD
Chairperson, Physician
Terry Jones
Vice Chairman, County School Superintendent Representative
Michelle Morgan
County Representative
Jenny B. Schuessler, PhD, RN, CNE

Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Tiffani Ramsey
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Betty Cason
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Loy Howard
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Coweta County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Paul Poole
Chairman, County Representative
Kay Crosby, MD
Vice Chairperson, Physician
John Bermingham
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Graham Cox II
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Evan Horton, EdD
County School Superintendent
George Alexander
Largest City Representative
Gloria Barnes, RN, MSN
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Fayette County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Jack Bernard
Chairman, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Gillian Crane, D.C
Vice Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Edward Gibbons
County Representative
Loida Bonney, MD, MPH
Physician
Jonathon Patterson, PhD
County School Superintendent
Kim Learnard
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Julie Grebeck
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Heard County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Mike Roberts
Chairman, County School Superintendent
Lee Boone

Vice Chairman, County Representative
Cory Butzon, MD
Physician
Kathy Knowles
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Jim Short
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Jessica LaPointe
Largest City Representative
Marti Caputa
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Henry County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Anthony Ford
Chairman, Mayor, Largest City Representative
Keri Norris, PHD, JM, MPH, MCHES
Vice Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Carlotta Harrell
County Representative
Crystal Slade, MD
Physician
Kenneth Collins, DDS, PC
Consumer/Advocate for health services
Mary Elizabeth Davis, PhD
County School Superintendent
Tisa Dupree-Bright, RN, BSN
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Lamar County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Lee T. Woodall, MD
Chairman, Physician
Samantha Bishop, EdD, RN, CPNP, CNE
Vice-Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Ryran Traylor
County Representative
Laura Trice, RN, MSN, NP-C
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Julian Wilson, PhD
County School Superintendent
Kelly Hughes
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Robert Taylor
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Meriwether County Board of Health

Meeting Details

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

Pike County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Lynn Vickers, RN
Chairperson, Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services
Mike Powell
Vice Chairman, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Briar Johnson
County Representative
Benjamin Williams, MD
Physician
Rodney Hilley
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Greg Green
County School Representative
Joe Walter
Mayor, Largest City Representative

Spalding County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Johnie McDaniel
Chairman, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Clay Davis
Vice Chairman, County Representative
Richard Chewning, MD
Physician
Drew Miller
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Keith Simmons, PhD
County School Superintendent
Holly Murray
Largest City Representative
Terrance Malone
Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Troup County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Erin Meeks, MD
Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Shaundre Brown, MD
Vice-Chairperson, Physician
Lewis Davis
County Representative
Thomas Whitworth, RPh
Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Christy King, RN, BSN
County School Representative
Quay Boddie
Largest City Representative
Norma Tucker
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Upson County Board of Health

Meeting Details

Patricia Hall, MD
Chairperson, Physician
Glenda Harris
Vice Chairperson, Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Norman Allen
County Representative
Stephanie Cannon, NP
A consumer or an advocate for consumers of health services
Jessica Watson, EdD
County School Representative
J.D. Stallings
Mayor, Largest City Representative
Martha Bentley, RN
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services