Serving the residents of Newport News, Poquoson, Williamsburg, James City County and York County
Health District Leadership
|Don Stern, MD, MPH (Interim)|
|Nicole Taylor-Baptist, MHA, MSN, RN, Nurse Manager Senior||Gary Hagy, MSEH, Environmental Health Manager|
|Martin Wheeler, Business Manager||Kelly Wright, RDN, WIC Coordinator|
|Cynthia Rieken, MPH, Epidemiologist||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.