Board of Health


Board of Health meetings are held the second Monday of each month unless otherwise specified. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. at the Hoke County Health Center, located at 683 E. Palmer Road in Raeford. All Board of Health meetings are open to the public.

2021 Meeting Dates

January 11February 08March 08April 12
May 10June 14July N/AAugust N/A
September 13October 11November 08December N/A


Board of Health Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Board Members can serve up to three consecutive three-year terms.

Current Members

 NamePositionMember Date TermTerm Expiration
Ms. Kathryn HostetterPharmacist10/10/2017210/10/2023
Mr. James DavisPublic Member01/08/2018101/08/2024
Ms. Suzanne Hendrix, ODOptometrist11/13/2018111/13/2021
Mr. Keith WaltersVeterinarian-ILO11/12/2013311/12/2022
Ms. Ellen McNeillPublic Member01/08/2018201/08/2021

Dr. Mark ThompsonDentist6/12/201726/12/2023
Mr. Chris PuseyProfessional Engineer-ILO05/13/2019105/13/2022
Ms. Leah LeachPublic Member02/17/2020         1            02/17/2023
Ms. Gail LoweryRegistered Nurse1/9/201721/9/2023
Mr. Lonnie BaldwinCounty Commissioner1/2/2021N/AN/A


Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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The Board of Health is the policy-making, rule-making, and adjudicatory body for the Hoke County Health Department. The board has the responsibility to protect and promote public health in Hoke County. The board has the authority to adopt rules necessary to protect and promote the public health of Hoke County