Chatham County Health Department Names New Administrator

Dr. Randy McCall
Dr. Randy McCall

Randy McCall, Ph.D., has been named new administrator of the Chatham County Health Department (CCHD).

The announcement was made by Douglas Skelton, M.D., Health Director of the Coastal Health District, during today’s Chatham County Board of Health meeting.

McCall comes to the Chatham County Health Department from the Coastal Health District where he served as Program Manager.

His duties included overseeing the State’s programmatic and financial support for all programs within the eight counties.

McCall has a Master of Public Administration degree and Doctor of Health Science degree and has held various positions in public health for the past 20 years.

As CCHD administrator, McCall will be responsible for the health department’s programs in nursing, environmental health, epidemiology, and emergency preparedness and response.

The Chatham County Health Department is the third largest health department in Georgia,

“I look forward to the new challenges that this position will bring and I am committed to continuing the excellent work of Dr. Diane Weems and her predecessor, Dr. Kathryn Martin, in enhancing public health’s services to the citizens of Chatham County,” said McCall.

McCall will replace interim administrator, Diane Z. Weems, M.D. Weems has served as Chief Medical Officer of the Chatham County Health Department since 1993 and voluntarily took on additional administrative responsibilities last summer.

Weems will continue as the Health Department’s Chief Medical Officer in addition to playing an active role with other community organizations in expanding services for the uninsured and underinsured in Chatham County.

“Dr. Weems is a model public health physician and I am pleased that her talents can again be focused fully on her medical responsibilities and interests,” said Skelton.

“With Dr. McCall and Dr. Weems, the Chatham County Health Department has two of the strongest public health leaders in Georgia.”

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