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About Us

Mission Statement

The Lawrence County Health Department is committed to monitoring community health status, identifying and addressing public health threats, enforcing laws that protect the public health, as well as providing services to prevent and control diseases.


Lawrence County residents will enjoy improved quality of life because of Lawrence County Health Department’s dedication to health promotion, health education, disease prevention, and environmental health protection.

Values/Guiding Principles

  • Care for our community

  • Respect for our clients, regardless of their circumstances

  • Commitment to public health

  • Teamwork

  • Qualified, experienced staff

  • Health promotion

  • Collaboration with community partners and stakeholders

Our Administrative Triad

Tony Virgin, MD

Health Commissioner

Angela Bostick-Doyle, MSN, RN

Director of Nursing

Paul O'Banion, RS, Environmental Health Specialist

Director of Environmental Health


Debbie Fisher, RN


Lawrence County Board of Health

Lawrence County Health Department is governed by  5-member Board of Health appointed by the Lawrence County District Advisory Council.

Current board members include:

  • Randall Lambert, Board President

  • Brenda Shipley

  • Ryan Brislin

  • Mark Dickess

  • Melanie Taylor

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