North Carolina Association
of Public Health
Nurse Administrators


To improve the quality, quantity, comprehensiveness, and continuity of public health nursing care provided by the local health departments in concert with current health care trends and public health nursing practice.


  1. To meet annually to provide members with continuing education and peer exchange.
  2. To establish effective communication between local public health agencies, DEHNR, Health Directors’ Association, academic, and other agencies promoting health.
  3. To appraise the membership of legal, legislative, and professional actions pertaining to public health nurses.
  4. To actively support the professional status of public health nurses in North Carolina.

NCAPHNA Executive Board Members

Christy Barfield
Jermaine Walker
Past President
Joy Smith
Jennifer Garrett
Patti Nance



Regional NCAPHNA Groups are official arms of the organization and are divided into seven geographic areas across North Carolina.


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Region President Email
Foothills Jill Gragg
Piedmont Joy Smith
So. Central Ainsley Johnson
No. Central Susan Young
Western Jennifer Garrett
Eastern Christine Womble
Coastal Jennifer Blackmon


NCAPHNA Handbook

2023 NCAPHNA Conference               

About this conference

The theme for the 2023 Annual NCAPHNA Conference is: Reigniting the Passion and Facing the Future Together!

The dates are: October 26th-27th, 2023.

The conference will be held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC.

Registration and Agenda

The agenda and registration for this conference is forthcoming.

Please check back to

Hotel Information

Great Wolf Lodge – Charlotte/Concord, NC
10175 Weddington Rd
Concord, NC 28027

Please call Great Wolf Customer Contact at 1-866-751-9653 or visting
Group Block Code: 2310WAKE (must need group block code when making a hotel reservation)
Cut off Date for Group Block Reservations: 9/25/2023

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