As of April 2018, the Sampson County Board of Commissioners assumed direct control of the Sampson County Board of Health, as authorized by NCGS 153A-76 and 153A-77. The commissioners appointed an Advisory Committee to the Sampson County Department of Health comprised of 11 members in compliance with the membership requirements set forth in NCGS 130A-35.

While the Board of Commissioners exercises those powers and functions required to be exercised by the Board pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes or the North Carolina Administrative Code, the Advisory Committee is tasked with providing information and advice to the commissioners on all public health matters, regardless of whether the Board of Commissioners must take ultimate action with respect to a particular public health matter. The goal of the Advisory Committee is to ensure the services provided by the Health Department meet the needs of our communities and protect and promote public health.

Additionally, the Health Advisory Committee serves as the Dangerous Dog Appeal Board, as established by the Board of Commissioners and pursuant to the Sampson County Animal Control Ordinance.

Sampson County Health Advisory Committee Members

Dr. Jeffrey Bell, Chairman, Dentist
Daniel Cumbo, Engineer
Cynthia Davis, Vet
Russel Devane, Public Member
Cassie Faircloth, Nurse 
Charlotte Harrell, Pharmacist
Yire Hernandez, Public Member
Lethia Lee, County Commissioner
Allie Ray McCullen, Public Member
Linda Peterson, Vice-Chair, Nurse
Dr. Shane Sundlie,Physician

Agendas and Minutes

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Health Advisory Committee meeting agendas are typically available online a week prior to a scheduled meeting. 
Official minutes of the meetings of the Health Advisory Committee are posted online once they have been formally approved by the Board, which is typically after the next regularly scheduled meeting. View agendas and minutes below:

May 15, 2023 Agenda        
January 23, 2023 Agenda        
January 24, 2022 Agenda        
September 19, 2022 Agenda        
January 25, 2021 Agenda     Minutes    
January 27, 2021 - Dangerous Dog Appeal Hearing Agenda     Minutes    
March 15, 2021 Agenda     Minutes    
March 29, 2021 Agenda     Minutes    
May 17, 2021 Agenda     Minutes    
06/14/22 Dangerous Dog Appeal Agenda     Minutes    
July 19, 2021 Agenda     Minutes    
07/22/22 Special Call Meeting Agenda        
September 20, 2021 Agenda     Minutes    
11/15/21 Advisory Board Agenda Agenda     Minutes    
January 27, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
March 16, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
May 18, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
July 20, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
September 21, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
September 29, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
November 16, 2020     Minutes    
November 26, 2020 Agenda        
January 28, 2019 Agenda     Minutes    
March 18, 2019 Agenda     Minutes    
May 20, 2019 Agenda     Minutes    
June 15, 2019 Agenda     Minutes    
September 16, 2019 Agenda     Minutes    
November 18, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
January 22, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
March 19, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
April 16, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
May 14, 2018 (Dangerous Dog)     Minutes    
June 18, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
August 20, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
October 15, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
November 19, 2018 Agenda     Minutes    
March 20, 2017 Agenda     Minutes    
April 17, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
June 12, 2020 Agenda     Minutes    
August 21, 2017 Agenda     Minutes    
October 16, 2017 Agenda     Minutes    
November 20, 2017 Agenda     Minutes    
December 11, 2017 (Dangerous Dog)     Minutes