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The Administration Division is responsible for all management functions that support clinical, community and environmental health services. It implements public health policies set by the Board of Health, which is
appointed by the Henderson County Board of Commissioners. It also carries out responsibilities required
by Henderson County Government such as personnel actions and budgetary and finance.

The division consists of the Health Director, administrative and clerical support, accounting, vital statistics
(recording of births and deaths) and technology.


The Department of Public Health's annual budget is adopted by the Board of Health. Recommendations are made by County Administration and the Department of Budget and Finance to the Board of Commissioners who ultimately approves the budget.

The Department of Public Health manages all expenditures according to state mandates and policies/procedures set by the Department of Budget and Finance and County Administration. Any prospective vendor must call for an appointment.


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Leadership Team

Steven E. Smith Health Director
Diana Curran, MD Medical Director
Betsy Alexander Nursing Director
Kim Berry School Nurse Supervisor
Tina Dotson Administrative Assistant
Pam Foster Nutrition Director
Denise Jones Accounting
Ashley Miller Team Leader
Donna Marple Care Management Supervisor
Cathy Nicholson Administrative Officer
Deanna Norris Front Desk Supervisor
Joan Pajak Clinic Supervisor
Seth Swift Environmental Health Supervisor
Stacy Taylor Health Education Director

Vital Records

The Department of Public Health records all births and deaths that occur in Henderson County regardless of residency status. All births and deaths must be filed with the local Deputy Registrar within five days of the occurrence.

The original copy is sent to the NC Vital Records Department, (919) 733-3000. A copy is sent to Henderson County Register of Deeds at the County Courthouse.

A certified copy of a certificate may be obtained at the Register of Deeds (828) 697-4901 for $10.00 per copy. Further information may be obtained by emailing or calling the Deputy Registrar for Henderson County at (828) 694-6037.

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Department of Public Health • 1200 Spartanburg Highway, Suite 100 • Hendersonville, NC 28792 • (828) 692-4223

Last updated January 6, 2017