Administration

Madison County Health Department
Marshall, North Carolina

Jan Shepard, MBA, Health Director
Management | Finance

Madison County Health Department
493 Medical Park Drive
Marshall, NC 28743
(828) 649-3531
Fax (828) 649-9078

Environmental Health
493 Medical Park Drive
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-9598
fax (828) 649-9370

Dental Center
493B Medical Park Drive
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-1271
fax (828) 649-9078

Patriot Place Health Center
97 Upper Brush Creek Road
Marshall, NC 28753
(828) 649-3857
Fax (828) 649-3927

Health department administration consists of the

  • Health Director
  • Administrative and Clerical Support
  • Accounting
  • Technology

Administration is responsible for all management functions that support the clinical, community and environmental health services. It is the administration’s responsibility to implement public health policies set by the Board of Health which is appointed by the Madison County Board of Commissioners. Administration also carries out the responsibilities required by Madison County Government such as personnel actions and budgetary and finance.

Management Team

Jan Shepard Health Director
Diana Rogers Nurse Supervisor
Jamie List Environmental Health Coordinator
Becky Webb Administrative Officer
Sarah Neumann WIC Director
Dr. Emily Love Dental Director

Finance and Purchasing
The Madison County Board of Health adopts an annual budget for the health department. Recommendations are made to the County Manager and the Board of Commissioners who ultimately approve the budget. The health department manages all expenditures according to state mandates and policies/procedures set by the county Finance Office and County Administration. Any prospective vendor must call for an appointment

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Directions to the Madison County Health Department (828) 649-3531

From Asheville, take future Interstate I-26/Highway 19-23 North to exit 19A. Follow exit 19A toward Marshall/Highway 25-70 West. Take Highway 25-70 for 9 miles to ramp exiting to Highway 213/Mars Hill. At the stop sign at the end of the ramp, Medical Park Drive is directly across the intersection. Follow Medical Park Drive to the top of the hill. Building is on the right.

From Mars Hill, take Highway 213 toward Marshall. Remain on 213 for approximately 8 miles. At the intersection for Highway 25-70 on the right, Medical Park Drive will be on the left. Follow Medical Park Drive to the top of the hill. Building is on the right.

From Marshall, Hot Springs, take Highway 25-70 East toward Asheville. Take Mars Hill exit to Highway 213. At the stop sign, turn left. Medical Park Drive will be on the right. Follow Medical Park Drive to the top of the hill. Building is on the right.

Madison County Board of Health

The role of the Madison County Board of Health is to promote the health of the community, establish public health policy and serve as an advocate for all Madison County residents.

The Madison County Board of Commissioners appoints members from the community for a 3-year term of service and there is a representative from the Board of Commissioners that is appointed. Members may serve three consecutive terms. Specific professions are required by General Statutes to be members of the Board of Health. These include four public citizens, a county commissioner, and:

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • Engineer

The Madison County Board of Health meets quarterly. Notices of the meetings are posted on the health department website and with county administration.

Current Board of Health Members

Dr Meg Pressley, Chair
Cynthia Yancey, Vice Chair
Sue Vilcinskas, Commissioner
Dr. Robert Adams
Tony Payne
Loretta Leake
Mike Stevenson
Melanie Craft
Debbie Ponder
Susan Coates
Ronda Hensley
Dr. Marianna Daly, MD (Ex- Officio)