At a special meeting of the Henry County Board of Health Tuesday evening, Joy Erme was named the sole interim commissioner for the local health department. That action stemmed from a vote of the board. Erme is the current Director of Community Health Services with the Henry County Health Department, and she has a master’s degree in Public Health.
The board reports they will begin a search immediately for a full-time permanent commissioner of the health department. And the Henry County board of health personnel committee will convene a meeting in the next week. There are seven members on the Henry County Board of Health.