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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 Minutes

Keith Fortson, DDS
Chairman, Dentist
Lezlie Biles, MD
Vice Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Michael Brewer
County Representative
Cynthia Twilley
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Todd Simpson
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 Minutes

Laura Larson, MD
Chairperson, Physician
Kathryn Grams, PhD, RN
Vice Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Michelle Morgan
County Representative
Cindy Barge
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
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

Meeting Minutes

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 Minutes

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 Minutes

Rodney Kay
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 Minutes

Sandra Vincent
Chair, Mayor, Largest City Representative
Keri Norris, PHD, JM, MPH, MCHES
Vice Chair, Consumer or Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services
Carlotta Harrell
County Representative
Andrea Miles, MD
Physician
Charlie Tomlinson
Consumer/Advocate for health services
Mary Elizabeth Davis, PhD
County School Superintendent
Mike Carley
Consumer representing needy, underprivileged, or elderly

 

Lamar County Board of Health

Meeting Minutes

Lee T. Woodall, MD
Chairman, Physician
Samantha Bishop, EdD, RN, CPNP, CNE
Vice-Chairperson, Consumer/Advocate for Health Services
Charles Glass
County Representative
Laura Trice, RN, MSN, NP-C
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Julian Wilson, PhD
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

Meeting Minutes

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
Norma Phillips
Consumer Representing Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly
Robert Griffin
County School Superintendent
Judy Foster
Largest City Representative

Pike County Board of Health

Meeting Minutes

Lynn Vickers, RN
Chair 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
Ross Iddings, Deputy School Superintendent
County School Representative
Joe Walter
Mayor, Largest City Representative

Spalding County Board of Health

Meeting Minutes

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

Troup County Board of Health

Meeting Minutes

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
Rev. W.T. Edmondson
Largest City Representative
Norma Tucker
Licensed Nurse Interested in Promoting Public Health Services

Upson County Board of Health

Meeting Minutes

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