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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.


Portrait of Amy Belflower Thomas, MHA, MSPH, CPH, Accreditation Administrator

Amy Belflower Thomas, MHA, MSPH, CPH, Accreditation Administrator

Amy.B.Thomas@unc.edu | (919) 843-3973 | About Amy

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

Any content-specific questions, questions regarding interpretation of activities, or overall concerns about the program can be directed to Amy. Please note that Amy 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.


Headshot of Lori Rhew

Lori Rhew, MA, Training and Accreditation Coordinator

Lori.Rhew@unc.edu | (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.

Any questions about trainings, the website or ongoing communications such as the monthly highlights can be directed to Lori.


Margaret Benson Nemitz, MPH, Community Assessment Coordinator

Margaret.Nemitz@unc.edu | About Margaret

Margaret is a Community Assessment Coordinator. She supports the Accreditation Program through special projects, data interpretation and strategic planning.

Any questions about strategic planning, program data or equity in the Accreditation Program can be directed to Margaret.


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 NCLHDaccreditation@unc.edu.


Mailing Address & General Contact Info:

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

Phone: (919) 966-7477
Fax: (910) 962-0268
Email: NCLHDAccreditation@unc.edu