Board of Health

The Stokes County Health Department receives guidance from the Board of Health,  which is a policy-making board appointed by the Stokes County Commissioners.

The Board of Health is comprised of 11 members of the community including a dentist, engineer, optometrist, pharmacist, registered nurse, veterinarian, physician, a member of the Stokes County Board of Commissioners and three members of the general public.  

2024 Stokes County Board of Health

Licensed Physician: Amber Hairford, MD
Licensed Ophthalmologist:  VACANT
Licensed Veterinarian:  VACANT
Licensed Engineer:  Steven Jones
Licensed Dentist:  Tim Mabe
Registered Nurse:  Beverly Essick
Licensed Pharmacist:  Ross Kiser
General Public:  Ashley O’Steen
General Public:  Keith Lawson
General Public:  Chad Jarvis
Commissioner:  Sonya Cox
County Manager:  Amber Brown
Health Director:  Tammy Martin
Recording Sec.:  Hayley Shelton

*Member filling a vacancy unable to be filled by prescribed profession, G.S. 130A-35.
Please refer to County Commissioner Meeting Minutes for Board Of Health Reports

All meetings are open to the public and public comments are allowed.  Individuals wanting to make comments at any meeting must notify the health department within 3 days of scheduled meeting.

Tammy Martin MSHE MPH, Health Director
Office: 336-593-2435

Meeting Schedule 2023
January 17, 2023
March 21, 2023 Cancelled
May 16, 2023
June 20, 2023
July 18, 2023
August 15, 2023
September 19, 2023
September 24, 2023 - Planning Session
October 17, 2023
November 14, 2023
December 12, 2023

- All meetings will be held in the Health Department’s conference room unless otherwise stated.
- All meetings will start at 6:00pm.