Board of Health

 North Carolina General Statues

§ 130A-35: Per North Carolina General Statues, Rowan County Public Health by a Board of Health. The members of a county board of health shall be appointed by the county board of commissioners. The board shall be composed of 11 members. The composition of the board shall reasonably reflect the population makeup of the county and shall include: one physician licensed to practice medicine in this State, one licensed dentist, one licensed optometrist, one licensed veterinarian, one registered nurse, one licensed pharmacist, one county commissioner, one professional engineer, and three representatives of the general public. 

Additional details about the appointment and terms for the Board of Health can be found here and the duties of the local board of health can be found here.

The Rowan County Board of Health provides and encourages the provision of quality public health programs that protect and promote health, prevent and control disease, reduce and rehabilitate disability, and establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle and a safe environment.

Meeting Time and Place

  • 5:30 PM on the second Tuesday of each month
  • In-person meetings are currently suspended in response to COVID-19. 
  • Board Meetings are live via Zoom.
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Meeting Dates

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
No Meeting - July
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
No Meeting - December

Agendas & Minutes

Board Member NamePositionPhone Number
Edgar Franco AbadGeneral Public980-234-7083
James Michael FullerPharmacist704-633-0425
Linus Giles GoodmanEngineer704-576-5083
Judy KlusmanCounty Commissioner 704-798-4948
Dari CaldwellBoard Chair, Registered Nurse704-791-0824
Dr. John WebbDentist704-239-1175
Carla A. RoseOptometrist* 704-239-6261
Dr. Amy WilsonVice Board Chair, Physician704-213-1265
Dr. Corrie Hampton ConnollyVeterinarian704-859-8180
Dr. Tony WatlingtonGeneral Public704-245-2121
Mary PondsGeneral Public704-639-6273

Feel free to contact us with any comments or concerns. View more information about the Public Board of Health.

*Currently filling the position until an Optometrist has applied.