Board of Health

Regular Meetings

  • 12:15 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Wayne County Health Department
    301 N  Herman Street
    3rd Floor Conference Room
    Goldsboro, NC 27530

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Parker Sherard, P.E.,  Engineer
Term Expires: December 2023

Keith Harris, Public Member
Term Expires: March 2025

Rick Sessions, PharmD, Pharmacist
Term Expires: December 2024

Dr. George R. Silver, Veterinarian
Term Expires: December 2023

Thurston P. Greenwood, Public Member
Term Expires: December 2023

Emilee Pilkington, DDS
Term Expires: October 2024

Dr. Stephen C. Lies

Term Expires: December 2024

Nannette Newcomb

Term Expires: December 2025

Joe Daughtery, Board of Commissioner

Appointed by Chairman


Term Expires: December 2022

Charles T. Gibson, Public Member

Term Expires: December  2024

The Wayne County Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making and adjudicatory body for the Wayne County Health Department. The Board of Health has the responsibility to protect and promote the public's health. It has the authority to adopt rules necessary for that purpose.

The Board is composed of 11 members that reasonably reflects the population makeup of the county. Members serve 3 year staggered terms. By law, the 11 members include:
  • 1 Physician Licensed to Practice Medicine in the State
  • 1 Licensed Dentist
  • 1 Licensed Optometrist
  • 1 Licensed Veterinarian
  • 1 Registered Nurse
  • 1 Licensed Pharmacist
  • 1 County Commissioner
  • 1 Professional Engineer
  • 3 Representatives of the General Public
The members are appointed by the Wayne County Board of Commissioners.

The Board of Health may adopt a more stringent rule in an area regulated by the Commission for Health Services or the Environmental Management Commission where, in the opinion of the Wayne County Board of Health, a more stringent rule is required to protect the public health. Otherwise, the rules of the Commission for Health Services or the rules of the Environmental Management Commission shall prevail over local Board of Health rules.

NCGS 130A-34, NCGS 130A-35, NCGS 130A-39

Source of Appointment
Wayne County Board of Commissioners