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Health & Human Services Board

The Buncombe County Health & Human Services Board was created by NCGS §153A-77. All Board Members are appointed by the Buncombe County Commissioners.

Except as otherwise provided by this section and subject to any limitations that may be imposed by the board of county commissioners under NCGS §153A-77, a consolidated health and human services board created pursuant to NCGS §153A-77(b) shall have the responsibility and authority to carry out the programs established in this Chapter in conformity with the rules and regulations of the Social Work Services Commission and under the supervision of the Department of Health & Human Services in the same manner as a county Social Work Services board.

Board Information

Table: Boards & Commissions
Term Length4 years
Number of Terms2
Meeting Date4th Friday of each month
Meeting Time11:30 a.m., lunch provided
Meeting Location200 College Street, First Floor Conference Room

Health & Human Services Board Members

Table: HHS Board Members — Professionals are required by Statute.
Name Title Term
Jasmine Beach-Ferrara County Commissioner N/A
Amy Lenell Pharmacist 4 yrs
Lucy Lawrence, Chair Social Worker 4 yrs
Steve Valeika Veterinarian 4 yrs
Elizabeth Lima Psychologist 4 yrs
Greg Narron Psychiatrist 4 yrs
Dan Frayne Physician 4 yrs
Linda Weldon, Vice-Chair Registered Nurse 4 yrs
Savannah Lamb Optometrist 4 yrs

Public/Consumer Advocates/Representatives

Table: HHS Board Public/Consumer Advocates/Representatives
Name Title Term
LeeAnne Tucker Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
Johnnie Grant Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
Jacquelyn Hallum Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
Yvette Jives Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
Richard Needleman Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
David Thompson Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
Martha Salyers Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs
Stephanie Bostic Public/Consumer Advocate 4 yrs

Board Meeting Schedule

Schedule of Health & Human Services Board Meetings and board meeting archive

Locate & Contact

Health & Human Services


Stoney Blevins
Health & Human Services Director
P. (828) 250-5588

BCHHS Administration
40 Coxe Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
P. (828) 250-5500
F. (828) 250-6235

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Health & Human Services
PO Box 7408
Asheville, NC 28802

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