Nancy White has been named the new Administrator of the Macon-Bibb County Health Department. White comes to public health with 33 years of health care experience that includes clinical nursing, operations, new business development, marketing, and government affairs.
She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, a Master of Liberal Studies in Professional Communications from Mercer University; and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Macon State College. A registered nurse, she is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Prior to joining the Health Department she served for over four years as Director of Oncology Services for the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Before that she worked at Coliseum Health System in a variety of capacities for 18 years, including Director of the Diabetes Management Center and Director of Senior Health Services.
White was elected to Macon City Council in 2006 and was elected two additional times to serve through 2013. In 2008 she was appointed by Mayor Robert Reichert to the Bibb County Board of Health. She also served on the Macon General Employees Pension Board, Public Safety, Employee Development and Compensation, and Appropriations committees.
She is Chair of the Bibb County American Cancer Society Leadership Council and a member of the Macon Symphony Orchestra Board. She is Classifications Chair for the Rotary Club of Macon. White and her husband Jeff have a 20 year old son who will be a college senior; and are active at Christ Episcopal Church.
White is the daughter of career Baptist missionaries to Pakistan. She was born in Pakistan, the youngest of three children, and attended boarding school there growing up.
White said, “In many ways, working for Public Health brings me full circle in my life. As a missionary kid born and raised in Pakistan, I witnessed firsthand, from a somewhat primitive level, the importance of public health. We had to boil our water, boil our milk, and overcook our meat to avoid life-threatening illnesses. Malaria was prevalent.”
White will be assuming the position previously held by Mary Alexander, who is retiring after 34 years of public health work. Alexander has been with the Macon-Bibb County Health Department for 30 years.
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