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Martin named Health Director for Caldwell County Health Department

LENOIR, NC (June 14, 2019) — Anna Martin, MPH, has been named Health Director for the Caldwell County Health Department, at the June 13th, 2019 Board of Health meeting. Martin has served as Public Health Public Information Officer, Health Education Supervisor, Assistant Health Director and Interim Health Director for the Health Department.

“I am excited to be Caldwell County Health Departments Health Director,” says Martin. “We have a phenomenal team of staff and I am looking forward to the future of Caldwell County Health Department.”

Before coming to Caldwell County, Martin served as the Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator in Wilkes County for the Health and Wellness Trust Fund Grant, which ended in June 2012. In October 2012, she became the Youth Tobacco Prevention Coordinator for a grant position for Appalachian District Health Department, working regionally towards tobacco prevention. She came to the Caldwell County Health Department as Health Educator in May of 2013.

During her six years in Caldwell County, Martin co-chaired Project Lazarus and Safe Kids; led committees such as the Maternal Child Health-Community Action Team, Joint Information Center (JIC) and conducted various presentations to the community including the Caldwell County Board of Health and the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners.

She is a member of the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) and past member of North Carolina Society of Health Educators (NCSOPHE). In October 2015, Martin received the Grace Daniels Promising New Health Educator Award from NCSOPHE.

Martin earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Promotion from Appalachian State University in May of 2010. She completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition from Liberty University, in Lynchburg, Virginia in December of 2015. Originally from Wilkes County, Martin currently lives in Hickory and attends New Hope Baptist Church in Purlear, NC.

Martin has completed three half marathons, one in which she fundraised for The Ronald McDonald House Charities and this past April she ran in support for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at the Nashville Rock N Roll Half Marathon.