Board Members



Seth Swift, Chair

Western NC

Wayne Stewart , Vice Chair Health Directors
Ernie Nichols, Secretary-Treasurer

Public Spirited Citizen

Jeff French

Division of Environmental Health, DENR

Lynn Lathan

Piedmont NC

Gregory (Greg) Bright Piedmont NC
Patricia Hawkins

Western NC

Burton R. Ogle


Jessica Silver

Environmental Health Specialists-at-Large

Layton Long Secretary of DHHS
Debra B. Yarbrough Eastern NC
Courtney Silverthorne Eastern NC
Donna Coffey Administrative Assistant to the Board

*1) The Environmental Health Section of NCPHA submits a recommendation list of Board member candidates to the Governor for consideration. Members are appointed by the Governor for four-year terms.

*all terms expire on Dec. 15 of year indicated