Serving the residents of Hampton
Health District Leadership
Don Stern, MD, MPH, Interim Director
Nicole Taylor-Baptiste, MHA, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager Senior
Martin Wheeler, Business Manager
Nancy Lemis, RN, Epidemiologist (Hampton)
Cynthia Rieken, MPH, Epidemiologist (Newport News)
Gary Hagy, MSEH, Environmental Health Manager
Angela Prioleau, RDN, WIC Coordinator (Hampton)
Alyssa Gold, RDN, WIC Coordinator (Newport News)
Kevin Pearce, MPA, Emergency Coordinator
Irene Ferrainolo, MPH, Population Health Manager
Our Vision: The Virginia Department of Health focuses on healthy people in healthy communities with of vision to “become the healthiest state in the nation.” The Hampton/Peninsula Health District adopted as their own to “become the healthiest cities and counties in the state.”
Our Mission: Our mission is to protect the health and promote the well-being of all people on the Virginia Peninsula.
Our Values: Our work is guided by these core values: service; equity; and data informed decision-making.
Service: We value our role as crucial service providers to the people on the Virginia Peninsula and take pride in the quality of the service delivered.
Equity: We value the right of every citizen to receive equitable services from us free of discrimination.
Data Informed Decision-Making: We value the use to accurate and unbiased data to guide us in defining needs, setting and prioritizing goals, planning programs and services, and monitoring progress.