T he Board of Health is the legal authority and has ultimate responsibility for the management of the organization. The Board of Health meetings are held quarterly and are open to the public. Board members are residents of Avery, Mitchell, and Yancey counties. The 15 member board is composed of a physician, dentist, optometrist, veterinarian, registered nurse, pharmacist, professional engineer, one county commissioner from each county, and five members from the general public.

Board of Health Members

Avery County Members


Jane Bumgarner
Elk Park
General Public

Mitchell County Members


Mr. R. L. Hoilman
Spruce Pine
General Public

Yancey County Menbers


Dr. David Cort
Burnsville
Physician


Ms. Maxine Laws
Elk Park
Commissioner

Vice Chair
Mr. Keith Holtsclaw
Spruce Pine
Commissioner

Mr. Charles Gillespie
Burnsville
Pharmacist

Eula Johnson, RN
Linville
Registered Nurse

Mr. Stuart Jensen
Spruce Pine
General Public

Ms. Lois Herb
Burnsville
General Public

Mr. Mike Lacey
Newland
Engineer

Dr. Jennie Stewart
Spruce Pine
Veterinarian

Dr. Kyle Duncan
Burnsville
Dentist

Mr. Roger Wise
Newland
General Public

Chairperson
Dr. Marvin Walker
Spruce Pine
Optometrist
Mr. Johnny Riddle
Burnsville
Commissioner

Schedule Meetings for 2016:

February 16
May 17
June 28
September 13
November 15
Time: 7:00 PM, Place: Mayland Community College, Main Campus, Board Room


General Administration
861 Greenwood Rd.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: 828 737-6100
Fax: 828 765-9082
Email: general@trhd.dst.nc.us
Health Director: Diane Creek, MSW

Toe River Health District

Toe River Health District is an equal opportunity provider. Services are available to all who may benefit and who meet regulatory requirements regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual preference, disability, age, socioeconomic level, marital status, source of payment, political affiliation, number of pregnancies, DNR/Advanced Directive status, or diagnostic status.

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