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Bowser named Health Director

WINTON – An 11-year veteran of the Hertford County Public Health Authority has climbed the ladder to the top.

Ramona Bowser was recently appointed as the HCPHA Health Director. The appointment was made by the Hertford County Board of Health (BOH) recently appointed a Hertford County.

Ramona Bowser

Ramona Bowser

Bowser had been serving as the Co-Interim Health Director, as well as handling her normal duties as the HCPHA’s Chief Finance Officer, since 2013. That came on the heels of the resignation of the former Health Director.

She had previously served one other stint as Co-Interim Health Director.

“I am very excited to be serving as the new Health Director for Hertford County and I appreciate the Board giving me the opportunity to serve in this capacity permanently,” Bowser stated. “I really enjoy working with the Board of Health and the staff of the Hertford County Public Health Authority and as a team we will continue our mission to “Prevent Disease, Protect and Promote Health in Hertford County.”

Collectively, the Board of Health noted a high level of confidence in choosing Bowser as Health Director.

“Mrs. Bowser already brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and we know she will be a great asset to the agency as well as to the people of HertfordCounty,” the Board stated in a press release.

Bowser initially started with the HCPHA in April, 2004 as an Accounting Manager and was promoted to Chief Finance Officer within a couple of years.

A native of Hertford County, she currently resides in Bertie County with her husband, Derwin Bowser Sr., and two children, Jakyra Bowser and Derwin Bowser Jr. (BJ).

Bowser graduated from Hertford County High School, received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting and recently received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Walden University.