County Health Officers 

 

A County Health Officer, nominated by the County Judge and appointed by the State Board of Health, serves in each of Arkansas’ 75 counties. The County Health Officer serves as a key public health representative in the local community, promoting the use of local health unit services, advocating for public health policy initiatives with local and state policy makers, and providing assistance to local public health education and promotion initiatives. The County Health Officer also aids and assists the State Board of Health and collaborates with the State Health Officer and the Department of Health in county emergency preparedness response and planning including implementing orders of the State Health Officer if isolation, quarantine, or emergency legal measures are required.  The County Health Officer participates in the development and review of local emergency plans and serves as a local spokesperson to the media, general public, and medical community in the event of a public health emergency.

County Health Officers

Arkansas            
Dennis Yelvington, M.D.
Ashley
J.D. Rankin, M.D.

Baxter
Kevin Adkins, M.D.

Benton
John A. Huskins, M.D.

Boone
Sue Chambers, M.D.

Bradley
Michelle C. Weaver, M.D.
Calhoun
Joe Sarnicki, D.O.
Carroll
Alice Martinson, M.D.
Chicot
James Wright, M.D.
Clark
Robert A. Dorman, M.D.
Clay
Darrell Hutchison, M.D.
Cleburne
Michael E. Barnett, M.D.
Cleveland
Harvie M. Attwood, M.D.
Columbia
Fred Y. Murphy M.D.
Conway
Michael D. Koone, M.D.
Craighead
Joe Stallings, M.D.
Crawford
Rebecca Floyd, M.D.
Crittenden
Glen Edward Bryant, Jr., M.D.
Cross
Robert Hayes, M.D.
Dallas
Lindsey N. Walley, M.D., MSW
Desha
James Young, M.D.
Drew
Jeff Reinhart, M.D.
Faulkner
Andy Connaughton, M.D.
Franklin
John Charles Smith, M.D.
Fulton
Jim Bozeman, M.D.
Garland
Gene Shelby, M.D.
Grant        
Scott Winston, M.D.
Greene
Dwight Williams, M.D.
Hempstead
Dale Goins, M.D.
Hot Spring
Dylan P. Thaxton, M.D.
Howard
Samuel W. Peebles, M.D.
Independence
Jason Paxton, M.D.
Izard
Adam Gray, M.D.
Jackson
Guilford Dudley, M.D.
Jefferson
Thomas E. Townsend, M.D.
Johnson
Laurie Fisher, M.D.
Lafayette
James Arrington, M.D.
Lawrence
Vacant
Lee
Prasad J. Athota  
Lincoln
Kenneth A. Heiles, D.O.
Little River
George Covert, M.D.
Logan
Doug Buckley, M.D.
Lonoke
Jason Merrick, M.D.
Madison
Travis Embry, M.D.
Marion
Robert Ahrens, M.D.
Miller
Jerry B. Stringfellow, M.D.
Mississippi
James Russell
Monroe            
Andy Schalchlin, M.D.
Montogmery
Mike Verser, M.D.
Nevada
Michael C. Young, M.D.
Newton
James B. Justice, M.D.
Ouachita
Lawrence Braden, M.D.
Perry
Ben Hyatt, M.D.
Phillips
William “Sandy” Winston, D.O.
Pike
Mark Floyd, M.D.
Poinsett
Vonda Houchin, M.D.
Polk
John Mesko, M.D.
Pope
Finley Turner, M.D.
Prairie         
Seth Kleinbeck, M.D.
Pulaski
Ronda Henry-Tillman, M.D., FACS UAMS
Randolph
Danny Holt, M.D.
St. Francis
James T. Meredith, M.D.
Saline
Cara Burris, M.D.
Scott
Nathan Bennett, M.D.
Searcy
Brian Blair, M.D.
Sebastian
Bryan Hollan Clardy, M.D. FAAFP
Sevier      
Jason D. Lofton
Sharp
Tommy Taylor, M.D.
Stone
James E. Zini, D.O.
Union
James M. Sheppard, M.D.
Van Buren
Jose Abiseid, M.D.
Washington
Stephen Hennigan, M.D.
White
David Covey, M.D.
Woodruff
J. Dan Moore, M.D.
Yell
Allan Kirkland, M.D.