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


January 25, 2023
February 22, 2023
March 22, 2023 
April 26, 2023
May 24, 2023
June 28, 2023
No meeting in July
August 23, 2023
September 20, 2023
October 25, 2023
November 15, 2023
No meeting in December

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) 

Board of Health Meeting 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 7pm

Whitted Building 
300 West Tryon Street, 3rd Floor BOH Conference Room
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Draft May 24, 2023 Agenda

Draft Minutes of April 26, 2023

Dental Seat Nomination Vote

State of the County Health Report

Child Fatality Task Force Report

Media Items

Health Director Report


Member Email
Term Number
Term Expires
VACANT - VACANT Dental Representative 1st  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 Partial June 2023
Shielda Rodgers, PhD, RN.  - Photo (JPG) Email Shielda Rodgers
Nurse Representative 1st June 2023
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 1st June 2023
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.