NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Jon Campbell has been selected to serve as health director for New Hanover County.
Campbell assumed the role Tuesday. He has served as interim director since mid-January when David Howard exited for a job in Brunswick County.
Campbell came to New Hanover County in December 2021 to run the county’s Pandemic Operations Center.
“During his time with the county, Jon has displayed stellar leadership qualities while handling the challenges that come with managing the ever-changing world of a pandemic and public health,” New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet said in a press release.
An Ohio native, Campbell received his Master of Science in physician assistant studies from the University of New England. He has more than a decade of experience working in the medical field, serving as a physician assistant in Massachusetts, Maine and North Carolina since 2009.
In addition to his work in medical facilities, Campbell has served in the Army National Guard since 2011. He is currently assigned to the 449th Combat Aviation Brigade out of Morrisville as a senior aeromedical physician assistant.
“Jon’s experience in medicine, both in the military and healthcare setting, gives him a wealth of experience to draw from,” Coudriet added. “And he has already shown that he will be proactive in our public health programs and services, responsive to the community’s needs, and collaborative to ensure the best health outcomes for the residents we serve.”
“I’m looking forward to continuing to work alongside the amazing team at Health and Human Services to continue our important work of protecting and improving the health of everyone in our community,” Campbell said in the release.
More about New Hanover County Health and Human Services’ Public Health Department can be found here.
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