East Central Health of Georgia

East Central Health District

About Us

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To prevent disease, injury, and disability; promote health and well-being, and prepare for and respond to disasters.


A lean and responsive state government that allows communities, individuals and businesses to prosper.

A Georgia with healthy people, families, and communities is a place where public and private sectors pool their assets and strengths with people to promote health for all. Decisions are made in harmony with economic and environmental concerns, as well as with healthy human development.

A healthy Georgia is a state with dynamic and healthy communities. In healthy communities everyone is welcome and belongs; people respect each other’s cultural heritage. They care for and help each other, and protect their surroundings for recreation and reflection. Healthy communities are safe places for people and families to live, work, and play; they have adequate food and housing, quality education and training for children and adults, jobs and suitable public services.

District Offices, Augusta
1916 North Leg Road
Augusta, GA 30909

Hours of Operation:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Public Health Managers

Health Director: Lee Merchen, MD
Program Manager: Jonathan Adriano
District Nursing Director: Rebecca Kershner
Chronic Disease Coordinator: Sadie Stockton
Emergency Preparedness and Response Director: Susan Beckham
Environmental Health Director: Tim Mosley
Epidemiology: Joy Miller
Family Planning Coordinator: Rebecca Kershner (Interim)
HIV Coordinator: Brandon Dykes
Immunization Coordinator: Susan Edmunds
Information Technology Director: Betty McCall
MRC Coordinator: Preston Harpe
Public Health Information Officer: Sadie Stockton (Interim)
WIC/Nutritional Services Coordinator: Dot Hart

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