Board of Health

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • Typically the 4th Wednesday of every month
  • At the Health Department’s Hillsborough location (unless otherwise noted):
    Hillsborough Location:
    Whitted Building
    300 W Tryon Street
    3rd Floor Board of Health Conference Room 
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

2024 Meeting Schedule

January 24, 2024
February 28, 2024 
March 2, 2024 BOH Retreat*
March 27, 2024
April 24, 2024
May 22, 2024
June 26, 2024
No meeting in July
August 28, 2024
September 18, 2024
October 23, 2024
November 20, 2024
No meeting in December

*The Retreat will be held at 9am at the Southern Human Services Center located at 2501 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

All Board of Health meetings are open meetings and the public is welcome to attend.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View archived Agendas and Minutes

Strategic Plans

2018 - 2020 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF)2018 - 2020 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF) 
2016 - 2018 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF)2016 - 2018 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF) 
2012 - 2014 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF)2012 - 2014 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF) 
2012 - 2014 Executive Summary (PDF)2012 - 2014 Executive Summary (PDF) 
2011 - 2012 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF)2011 - 2012 Board of Health Strategic Plan (PDF) 


Member Email
Term Number
Term Expires
Davia Nickelson, DDS - Photo (JPG) Email Davia Nickelson Dental Representative Partial  June 2025
Bruce Baldwin, OD, PhD - Photo (JPG)  Email Bruce Baldwin Optometrist Representative 2nd  June 2024
Tony Whitaker, PE -  Photo (JPG) Email Tony Whitaker 
Engineering Representative 1st  June 2024
Rachel Royce, PhD, MPH - Photo (JPG)  Email Rachel Royce  At-Large Representative 1st June 2026
Shielda Rodgers, PhD, RN.  - Photo (JPG) Email Shielda Rodgers
Nurse Representative 2nd June 2026
Keith Bagby, BS - Photo (JPG) - Chairperson Email Keith Bagby
At-Large Representative 2nd
June 2024
Jamezetta Bedford - Photo (JPG) Email Jamezetta Bedford
Commissioner Representative N/A
Aparna Jonnal, MD, MPH - Photo (JPG)  Vice-Chairperson Email Aparna Jonnal
Physician Representative 2nd June 2025
Brian Crandell, PharmD, CPP - Photo (JPG) Email Brian Crandell
Pharmacy Representative 1st June 2025
Lee Pickett, VMD -
Photo (JPG)
Email Lee Pickett 
Veterinarian Representative 2nd June 2026
Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc
Photo (JPG)
Email Alison Stuebe
At-Large Representative 1st June 2024

Member Details

Board of Health members must meet certain qualifications [NCGS 130a-35b)] and are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners from qualified applicants. Members may serve a maximum of three 3-year terms. The Board of Health is comprised of 11 members: 1 Commissioner representative, 3 At-Large representatives, and 1 professional representative from each of the following public health fields:

  • Dentist
  • Engineering
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician
  • Veterinary


The Board of Health is the primary policy-making and adjudicatory body for the Health Department and is charged to protect and promote the public health of Orange County. The Board is mandated by state law and is composed of professionals representing specified health related fields in addition to several at-large members and attend regularly scheduled meetings.