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New Buncombe public health director named
Sunday, 19 July 2020 19:41

From Staff Reports

Stacie Saunders has been selected to serve as the Buncombe County public health director, Buncombe County Health and Human Services announced on June 26.

Saunders has extensive public health experience and comes to Buncombe County from Alamance County, where she is the public health director. She is the president-elect of the N.C. Association of Local Health Directors. She holds a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

HHS Director Stoney Blevins noted in a press release, “We are very pleased to bring Mrs. Saunders to our county to lead our public health programs. She is well-recognized across North Carolina as a leader in public health and she has the technical and relational skills to lead our county’s public health program now and into the future. 

“Mrs. Saunders was chosen for the position from a very competitive field that included more than 60 applicants from across the United States. We are excited to welcome her to Buncombe County.”

Saunders, a native of Southwest Virginia, said she is looking forward to living in Western North Carolina.



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