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Chatham Health Alliance Leadership and Subcommittees

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Our Subcommittees

alliance org chartThe work of the Alliance is driven by our Subcommittees. We have three standing subcommittees, based on priorities identified from the 2014 Community Health Assessment- Obesity, Access to Mental Health Services, and Access to Healthcare. 

Current Project Groups: 

In addition, the Alliance forms project groups to address specific projects. Project groups are formed around a concrete action, and dissolved upon their completion.  

  • Communications: The communications project group was formed to address Alliance communication needs, specifically developing the Alliance website and resource directory.
  • Community Conversations: The Outreach project group was formed to increase the Alliance’s connection with Chatham residents. The Outreach project group is will host a number of Community Conversations around the county, to increase community discussion around health. 

The current Leadership Team includes the Alliance Chair, Alliance Vice Chair, Subcommittee Co-Chairs, the Alliance Coordinator, Subcommittee Health Department Liaisons, and the Health Director of the Chatham County Public Health Department.  

  • Alliance Chair- Tammy Needham, Chatham Hospital
  • Alliance Vice Chair- Jessica Mashburn, Chatham YMCA
  • Alliance Coordinator- Sarah Weller Pegna
  • Chatham County Public Health Director- Layton Long
  • Access to Healthcare Co-Chair- Leslie Sharpe Piedmont Health Services/ UNC School of Nursing
  • Access to Healthcare Liaison- Shannon Kincaide Godbout, Chatham County Public Health Department
  • Access to Mental Health Services Co-Chair- Debra Henzey, Chatham County Manger’s Office
  • Access to Mental Health Services Liaison- Mike Zelek, Chatham County Public Health Department
  • Obesity Subcommittee Co-Chair- Allison Andrews, Chatham County Council on Aging 
  • Obesity Subcommittee Liaison- Laura Hearn, Project Manager Obesity Subcommittee
Get Involved 

We welcome all interested residents and organizations to join the Alliance and our subcommittees. If you would like to be a part of the Alliance’s efforts, we welcome you to join us by competing the survey at Get Involved or by contacting the Alliance Coordinator, at or (919) 545-8443.