Board of Health

Regular Meetings

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


September 22, 2021 VIA Zoom (see link below)                                                                                                                       

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October 27, 2021                                                                                                                                                         

November 17, 2021                                                                                                                                                                 


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
Sam Lasris, DDS - Chairperson -
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Email Sam Lasris Dental Representative 3rd June 2022
Bruce Baldwin, OD, PhD - Photo (JPG) -         Vice-Chairperson Email Bruce Baldwin Optometrist Representative 1st June 2021
Engineering Representative 2nd June 2021
Jessica Frega, MPH, Chairperson - Photo (JPG) Email Jessica Frega At-Large Representative 2nd June 2023
Shielda Rodgers, PhD, RN.  - Photo (JPG) Email Shielda Rodgers
Nurse Representative 1st June 2023
Keith Bagby, BS - Photo (JPG) Email Keith Bagby
At-Large Representative 1st
June 2021
Jean Hamilton - Photo (JPG) Email Jean Hamilton
Commissioner Representative N/A
Aparna Jonnal, MD, MPH - Photo (JPG) Email Aparna Jonnal
Physician Representative 1st June 2022
Brian Crandell, PharmD, CPP - Photo (JPG) Email Brian Crandell
Pharmacy Representative Partial June 2022
Lee Pickett, VMD -
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Email Lee Pickett 
Veterinarian Representative 1st June 2023
Alison Stuebe, MD, MSc
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Email Alison Stuebe
At-Large Representative Partial 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.