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The Durham County Board of Health creates policies and mandates rules for the Durham County Department of Public Health. Responsible for protecting and promoting the public health, the Board of Health is comprised of 11 members who reflect the population of the county.

By law, the 11 members include: one physician licensed to practice medicine in the State, one licensed dentist, one licensed optometrist, one licensed veterinarian, one registered nurse, one licensed pharmacist, one county commissioner, one professional engineer, and three representatives of the general public. Members are appointed by the Durham County Board of Commissioners.

The Board of Health may adopt a more stringent rule in an area regulated by the Commission for Health Services or the Environmental Management Commission where, in the opinion of the Durham County Board of Health, a more stringent rule is required to protect the public health. Otherwise, the rules of the Commission for Health Services or the rules of the Environmental Management Commission shall prevail over local Board of Health rules.

Regular Board meetings are open to the public and are held on the second Thursday of each month, except December. Meetings begin at 5:00 p.m. and are held in Conference Room B on the 2nd Floor of the Durham County Human Services Building, 414 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701.

Durham County Board of Health


F. Vincent Allison III, DDS
Chair, Board of Health

Dentist Position
Term Expires: January 2020

Stephen Dedrick, R.Ph, MS, ScD (hon)
Vice-Chair, Board of Health

Pharmacist
Term Expires: January 2021

Brenda Howerton
Board of County Commissioners


Mary Braithwaite, MD

Physician Position
Term Expires: January 2021

Curtis
A. Spencer Curtis, MPA

Engineer Position
Term Expires: January 2019

James M. Miller

Veterinarian Position
Term Expires: January 2020

Arthur Ferguson, BS

Public Member
Term Expires: January 2020

Mary Ann Fuchs, DNP, RN,
NEA-BC, FAAN

Nurse Position
Term Expires: January 2020
Rosemary Jackson MD MPH (2)
Rosemary Jackson, MD, MPH

Public Member
Term Expires: January 2019

Teme M. Levbarg, PhD, MSW

Public Member
Term Expires: January 2019

Vacant

Position