Hampton Health District

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.

HPHD Strategic Plan 2018

HPHD Community Health Assessment and Improvement Plan