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

Woodie Young
Commissioner

Mitchell County

Jeff Harding
Commissioner

Yancey County

Mark Ledford
Commissioner

Vanessa Wiseman
General Public
Joe Miller
General Public

Jim Deaton
General Public

Mike Lacey
Engineer

Dr. Kelly Georgeou
Veterinarian

Dr. Rebecca Duncan
Dentist

Eula Johnson, RN
Registered Nurse

Norma Duncan
General Public

Devin Raines
Pharmacist

Jane Bumgarner
General Public
Vice-Chair

Dr. Diane Walker
Optometrist
Chair

Dr. David Cort
Physician

Scheduled Meetings for 2022:

February 15
May 17
June 21
September 20
November 15

Meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at:
Spruce Pine United Methodist Church
11090 Hwy 226 S.
Spruce Pine, NC 28777


General Administration
130 Forest Service Drive
Suite D
Bakersville, NC 28705
Phone: 828 688-5060
Email: district@toeriverhealth.org
Health Director: Diane Creek, MSW

Toe River Health District

Healthy people, healthy environment, thriving communities

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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