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Accreditation Administrator/North Carolina Institute for Public Health

The NCLHD Accreditation Program is administered by the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH), part of the Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Questions about the NCLHD Accreditation Program can be directed to and our staff will respond accordingly.

Please note that program staff cannot answer individual health department questions regarding the appropriateness of specific pieces of evidence or whether something will “meet” an Activity requirement. Please check with other area health departments or regional groups for assistance with these issues.

Amy Belflower Thomas, MHA, MSPH, CPH, Accreditation Administrator | (919) 843-3973 | About Amy

Amy is the NCLHD Accreditation Administrator. Amy provides the overall coordination and administration of the NCLHD Accreditation Program.

Margaret Benson Nemitz, MPH, Strategic Approaches Coordinator | About Margaret

Margaret is the Strategic Approaches Coordinator at NCIPH. She supports the Accreditation Program through strategic projects, data interpretation and program coordination.

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Lori Rhew, MA, Training and Accreditation Coordinator | (919) 843-0836 | About Lori

Lori is the NCLHD Accreditation Training Coordinator. Lori assists with planning and coordinating the accreditation trainings along with other special initiatives to support the Accreditation Program.

Destiny James, MPH, Community Engagement Coordinator  | (919) 843-0836 | About Destiny

Destiny is the Community Engagement Coordinator at NCIPH. She assists with project coordination and partner engagement along with other special initiatives to support the Accreditation Program.

Maggie Cremin, Accreditation Graduate Assistant

Maggie is an Accreditation Graduate Assistant for 2021-2022. She supports the Accreditation Program in quality improvement and advancing program changes. She is a first year Master of Public Health student in Leadership in Practice at the Gillings School for Global Public Health.

General questions about NCLHD Accreditation Board meeting schedules, accreditation cycle dates, Agency Accreditation Coordinator contact information updates and other administrative/logistical issues can be directed to

Mailing Address & General Contact Info:

NCLHD Accreditation Program
North Carolina Institute for Public Health
221 Rosenau Hall
Campus Box 8165
Chapel Hill, NC 27599