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Vision Statement: Mecklenburg County Health Department assures the health and safety of our diverse and changing community today and for future generations.
Mission Statement: To promote and protect the public's health
Mecklenburg County Health Department is led by:
Health Director: Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH
The Health Director manages public and environmental health activities in Mecklenburg County pursuant to Chapter 130A-41 of the General Statutes of North Carolina.
Dr. Plescia's Work Plan
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Assistant Health Director: Dr. Cardra E. Burns, DBA, MPA, CLC
The Assistant Health Director leads strategic planning and policy development and ensures services and operations lead to ultimately improve community health outcomes. Dr. Burns provides direct oversight of the School Health Program, Community Health Services; and Environmental Health Services.
Assistant Health Director: Connie Mele, MSN, RN, FIAAN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-APThe Assistant Health Director leads strategic planning and policy development and ensures services and operations lead to ultimately improve community health outcomes. Mrs. Mele provides direct oversight of the Clinical Services, Children's Developmental Services, Trauma and Justice Partnerships and Policy and prevention Programs.
Medical Director: Stephen R. Keener, MD, MPH
The Medical Director provides medical consultation and support for the Mecklenburg County Health Department, including hands-on medical care at Department clinics, and representation of the Department on state, local and federal agencies.
Director of Nursing: Jacqueline Glenn, MSN, RNThe Director of Nursing provides nursing consultation for the Mecklenburg County Health Department, including serving as liaison with State Board of Nursing, oversight of nursing scope of practice, and supervision of the Occupational Health & Safety Program.