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County Hires Health Director - Brevard NC

 


The Transylvania County Board of Health has selected J. Elaine Russell as the county’s new health director.

Russell replaces Steve Smith, who accepted the same position with the Henderson County Health Department. Russell begins her new duties on Jan. 5.

“We interviewed six candidates from different parts of the state,” said Chris Biecker, the health board’s chairman in a news release from the county. “There were some very good candidates. But our goal was to have a health director who could step right in and go from day one.”

Biecker also cited Russell’s collaborativ...



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