212014Aug

BOARD OF HEALTH NAMES STACIE TURPIN SAUNDERS AS ALAMANCE COUNTY HEALTH DIRECTOR

The Board of Health is pleased to announce that we have offered the position of Health Director to Stacie Saunders, MPH, and she has accepted. Her effective start date is Monday, August 25, 2014. This announcement completes a six month search process which reviewed applications from 76 individuals. The search committee interviewed seven highly qualified candidates and selected two finalists, who were interviewed by the full board at their meeting on August 19, 2014.


“The Board of Health took this responsibility seriously and spent many hours reviewing applications and interviewing candidates. We are very pleased to announce a new Health Director with this caliber of leadership, commitment and passion for excellence,” states Board of Health chair Kent Tapscott.


Stacie Saunders has led the Alamance County Health Department as interim Health Director since March 2014, after the retirement of previous Health Director Barry Bass. Ms. Saunders previously served as a Health Educator and as Health Education Supervisor at the Alamance County Health Department.


Ms. Saunders is a graduate of Radford University with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and holds a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. She has had published commentary featured in the NC Medical Journal and is a recent graduate of the UNC School of Government LGFCU FELLOWS program.


“I’m honored and humbled to be offered this opportunity in the community that I love and where my family has made our home. I will work with our Health Department leaders, from the front-line staff to managers, to develop a unified vision for a healthy future for Alamance County, and work with all our partners to achieve it,” states Ms. Saunders.


Ms. Saunders serves on the Project LAUNCH Wellness Committee, Children’s Executive Oversight Committee, Alamance Partnership for Children Board and Juvenile Crime Prevention Council. Ms. Saunders resides in Mebane with her husband, Chris, and two children.