Board of Health

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • Whitted Building
    300 W Tryon Street
    3rd Floor Board of Health Conference Room
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

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) 

October 24, 2018 Agenda


Member Email
Term Number
Term Expires
Susan Elmore, DVM, Chairperson - Photo (JPG)
Email Susan Elmore
Veterinarian Representative 3rd June 2020
Timothy Smith, PLS, PE, Vice-Chairperson - Photo (JPG) Email Timothy Smith
Engineering Representative 2nd June 2021
Liska Lackey, RN, Chairperson - Photo (JPG) Email Liska Lackey
Nurse Representative 3rd June 2020
Keith Bagby, BS - Photo (JPG) Email Keith Bagby
At-Large Representative 1st
June 2021
Mia Burroughs - Photo (JPG) Email Mia Burroughs
Commissioner Representative N/A
Bruce Baldwin, OD, PhD - Photo (JPG) Email Bruce Baldwin
Optometrist Representative 1st
June 2021
Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH - Photo (JPG) Email Paul Chelminski
Physician Representative 3rd June 2019
Sam Lasris, DDS - Photo (JPG) Email Sam Lasris
Dental Representative 2nd June 2019
Jennifer Deyo, PharmD Email Jennifer Deyo
Pharmacy Representative 1st June 2019
Jessica Frega, MPH - Photo (JPG) Email Jessica Frega
At-Large Representative 1st June 2020
Barbara Chavious Email Barbara Chavious
At-Large Representative 2nd June 2021

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.