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

Mona Cooper
Elizabeth “Joy” Smith
Past President
Ellis Matheson
Jennifer Garrett
Paige Prichard



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 Rhonda Stikeleather
Piedmont Joy Smith
So. Central Christy Barfield
No. Central Susan Hawks * looking for new rep.
Western Jennifer Garrett
Eastern Kimberly Hardy
Coastal Jennifer Blackmon


NCAPHNA Handbook

2022 NCAPHNA Conference               

The North Carolina Association of Public Health Nurse Administrator’s Conference will be October 20 -21, 2022 at the Marriott Crabtree in Raleigh.  This conference is for Registered Nurses in leadership or administrative roles responsible for public health and academia programs in NC.


General attendance cost is $160 plus tax. You can register by clicking here and selecting General Admission. Payment must be made at the time of registration. Registration closes on October 5th, 2022.


A block of rooms has been reserved under NCAPHNA at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley for a rate of $169 plus tax per night. Hotel reservations can be made here. You must book no later than September 28th, 2022 to receive the discount.


The draft agenda can be found here. Check back for new information!

Exhibitor and Sponsor Information:

Exhibitors should register here. Nonprofit vendor registration is $100, plus tax. For-profit vendor registration is $300, plus tax. Payment must be made at the time of registration. For more information on what your registration includes and other details, please view the Vendor Prospectus.

If you have questions or need more information about the 2022 NCAPHNA Conference, please contact Amparo Acosta ( and Jermaine Walker (



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