Board of Health

The 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 and Mitchell 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.

Avery County Board Members

  • Robert Burleson Commissioner
  • Vanessa Wiseman General Public
  • Mike Lacey Engineer
  • Cindy Aldridge RN Registered Nurse
  • Jenna Lindsey Dentist
  • Shayna Cole Pharmacist
  • Stephanie Greer General Public

Mitchell County Board Members

  • Jeff Harding Commissioner
  • Joe Miller Vice Chair
  • Dr. Kelly Georgeou Veterinarian
  • Norma Duncan General Public
  • Cole Phillips General Public
  • Dr. Diane Walker Optometrist
  • Dr. Stephen North Physician
  • Jeff Gouge General Public

Scheduled Meetings for 2024

  • February 20
  • April 16 Finance Committee
  • April 23
  • June 11
  • September 10
  • November 12

Agendas & Minutes

All Board of Health agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

Interested in Joining?

Fill out our Local Board of Health Member Interest form and email to [email protected]