Jennifer Greene, native of Watauga County, currently serves as the Health Director at Appalachian District Health Department –a public health agency serving Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga Counties and federally qualified health center serving Alleghany and Ashe Counties. Greene began her tenure as Health Director on December 1, 2017 after serving as Interim Health Director since November 9, 2017 and Deputy Director since 2016.
In her role, Greene works alongside the AppHealthCare staff team, Board of Health, Partners in Public Health Board, and community partners to fulfill the department’s mission of promoting safe and healthy living, preventing disease, and protecting the environment.
Greene joined Appalachian District Health Department in 2004 and has served multiple roles since that time. She has led multiple community driven initiatives designed to create more opportunities for healthy living and led efforts to expand clinical services to include behavioral and dental healthcare services and achieving Patient Centered Medical Home recognition by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Greene has earned multiple accolades in her public health tenure including being recognized by the North Carolina Public Health Association as a Watson S. Rankin Award recipient for outstanding contributions to public health in NC as well as the Southern Health Association’s Charles G. Jordan Memorial Award for contributions to public health in the southeastern region of the United States.
Greene received her undergraduate degree in Health Promotion from Appalachian State University and Masters in Public Health degree from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited program at Des Moines University’s Osteopathic Medical School.
She currently resides in Boone, NC with her husband and two children and spends her free time outdoors and being involved with her local church and community organizations.