The DeKalb County Board of Health (BOH) is pleased to introduce the 2017 Board of Directors
|The Honorable Jeff Rader, Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer of County Government Administration Representative (Ex-Officio Member)
Jeff Rader serves as a DeKalb County Commissioner serving the residents of District 2. He grew up in suburban Roswell, earned a degree in Economics from the University of Georgia, and served a tour in the U.S. Navy. Commissioner Rader has an interest in issues of urban redevelopment and transportation, and has worked for county the planning departments of Cobb and Fayette Counties. He was named as the first Director of Planning by former Governor Roy E. Barnes of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority. Commissioner Rader is a Founding Board Member of the Regional Atlanta Civic League.
|Clyde Watkins, Jr., MD, FACP, Board Vice Chair
Physician Appointment Currently Practicing in the
County Governing Authority Appointment
Dr. Watkins is a graduate of Morehouse College and later received his MD degree from Meharry Medical College. Dr. Watkins completed his internal medicine training at the Emory University School of Medicine. In 2000, he was named Medical Director of the Emory General Medical Clinics at Grady Memorial Hospital. Dr. Watkins is board certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physician. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University and member of the Medical Association of Georgia and American College of Physicians. He is a member of Open Hand and the DeKalb County Chapter of 100 Black Men of America.
|Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD Parliamentarian
Public Health Consumer or Nurse
City of Atlanta Appointment
Dr. Jones joined the DeKalb County Board of Health on March 26, 2015. Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She is a senior fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine, and is the Immediate Past President of the American Public Health Association. Term expires 2020.
|Vasanne Tinsley, Ed.D.
DeKalb County School District Representative
Dr. Tinsley represents the DeKalb County School District Superintendent, Dr. R. Stephen Green. Dr. Tinsley is the Deputy Superintendent of Student Support and Intervention for the DeKalb County School District. A native of Atlanta, Dr. Tinsley is a graduate of Spelman College and received both her Master and Doctoral degrees in the fields of counseling and educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University.
|The Honorable Edward “Ted” Terry
County Chief Executive Officer Appointment
Clarkston Mayor Terry has been a member of the DeKalb County Board of Health since May 12, 2014. Mayor Terry has lived in DeKalb County for eight years. A non-profit consultant, he is especially involved in Clarkston’s Active Living Initiative, farmer’s markets and Clarkston’s Green Team.
Consumer Representing the County’s Needy, Underprivileged or Elderly Community Governing Authority Appointment
Mrs. Lomax Taylor is the Chair and principal with V & L Research and Consulting, a market research firm with expertise in specialty marketing. She has been in the market research industry for over twenty-five years. Delphyne has received a WXIA 11 Who Care Community Service Award for her service to the Center of Black Women’s Wellness. As a breast cancer survivor, she works to educate and advocate the importance of mammograms through Susan G. Komen Atlanta.
|Sonia Alvarez-Robinson PhD
Consumer of Health Services
County Governing Authority Appointment
Dr. Alvarez-Robinson is the Executive Director of Strategic Consulting at the Georgia Institute of Technology and previously served as the Director of Strategic Resource Development with the Georgia Department of Public Health. She has over twenty-five years of experience as an executive career coach specializing in issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Dr. Alvarez-Robinson also works as a mentor for individuals dealing with issues of grief/loss, sickle-cell, and life transitions; often traveling as a global humanitarian delegate with the International Leadership Institute.