Buncombe County Public Well being Director Stacie Saunders to depart function

Buncombe County Public Well being Director Stacie Saunders to depart function

Buncombe County Public Well being Director Stacie Saunders to depart function

ASHEVILLE – Buncombe County’s Public Well being Director Stacie Saunders will likely be leaving her place for one on the North Carolina Division of Well being and Human Companies, the county introduced Nov. 21.

Saunders’ new function will likely be deputy director/part chief for native and group help for DHHS, part of the Division of Public Well being, a press launch from the county mentioned. She started on the county on Aug. 3, 2020, and since, the discharge mentioned, has led via the COVID-19 pandemic, rebuilt the Group Well being Promotions part, created the Public Well being Cellular Crew and led the division via a profitable accreditation course of.

“That is an thrilling time for me but additionally one crammed with disappointment as it is vitally laborious to depart this Public Well being workers, who’ve turn out to be very particular to me,” Saunders mentioned within the launch. “I take into account these of us in Public Well being a household. As a Public Well being chief, I’ve all the time needed to see progress for everybody I’ve had the pleasure and honor to function their Well being Director. And now, it appears, it’s time for me develop outdoors of native public well being and discover this chance on the state degree.”

Her final day will likely be Dec. 31.

“The county appreciates the work Saunders has performed in her two years as director and is unhappy to see her go,” Board of Commissioners Chair Brownie Newman mentioned. Whereas he didn’t work together with her on day-to-day actions, he mentioned that on larger image gadgets that had been introduced earlier than the board, her work was invaluable.

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