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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.



Leadership Team

Steven E. Smith

Health Director

Diana Curran, MD

Medical Director

Betsy Alexander

Nursing Director

Kim Berry

School Nurse Supervisor

Lori Bradley

Nutrition Director

Tina Dotson

Administrative Assistant

Denise Jones


Ashley Miller

Clinic Supervisor

Cathy Nicholson

Administrative Officer

Deanna Norris

Front Desk Supervisor

Leticia Diaz Perez

Team Leader

Paige Prichard

Care Management 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.

The Henderson County Register of Deeds office is now authorized to issue copies of birth certificates for persons born in all counties of North Carolina from 1971 forward from the Statewide Birth Database maintained by the North Carolina Office of Vital Records in Raleigh.

Do not use this system if any of the following conditions apply to your request:

  • the individual was born prior to 1971
  • you don't have correct birth facts (name, birth year, mother's maiden name)
  • the individual was adopted
  • you want an image copy of the complete birth certificate rather than an abstract
  • the individual's birth was registered as a delayed birth registration (more than one year after the fact of birth)
  • you are not willing to pay $24 for a search and one certified copy (each additional certified copy of the same certificate is $15)

In accordance with state law, you will be charged $14 for each search in this system, whether the record is located or not.

Only the individual whose certificate is requested, his/her immediate family, or a legal representative of any of those individuals may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate.

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Last updated February 16, 2018