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Board of Health Members

In accordance with Public Health Law of Alabama the Jefferson County Department of Health is governed by a local County Board of Health, which is under the general supervision of the State Board of Health.

Jefferson County Board of Health is responsible for overseeing the enforcement of state health laws, the collection of health statistics, and the protection of health and environment in Jefferson County.

The Jefferson County Board of Health is a six member board made up of five members from the Jefferson County Medical Society and the current president of the Jefferson County Commission. Each year one of the five appointed board members rotates out of office and the Jefferson County Medical Society appoints a new member to serve on the Board of Health for a five year term. Board of Health appointees serve as Chairman of the Board in their fourth year.

Hernando Carter, MD
Dr. Carter is a hospitalist in internal medicine at the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation. He grew up and graduated from Parker High School. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta and then UAB School of Medicine. He did his residency training in Birmingham at Carraway Hospital and Baptist Medical Center. He is a founder of the Birmingham Kappa Leadership Development League which mentors young men and the Living and Learning Health Outreach Ministry which addresses health disparities and health literacy.
Yocunda Clayton, MD
Dr. Clayton is an obstetrician and gynecologist. She is originally from Paterson, New Jersey. She graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta and completed medical school at Rutgers in New Jersey. After completing residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Philadelphia, PA, she joined the medical staff at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham as a National Health Service Corps scholar. She now works as a staff physician at several area hospitals. Outside of her regular work, she mentors young girls and participates in foreign medical missions.
Kenny J. Murray, MD, MPH
Dr. Murray is a hospitalist at St. Vincent's East where he serves as Medical Director for TeamHealth Hospital Medicine and Medical Director for the Palliative Care program. He also serves as clinical faculty for the Brookwood Baptist Health System Internal Medicine Residency Program. He attended Birmingham-Southern College, completed his medical degree at UAB School of Medicine, and received his Master of Public Health from the UAB School of Public Health. His clinical interests include sepsis, quality/process improvement, and palliative care.
Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH
Dr. Stacy received her Medical Doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is board certified in preventive medicine and public health. She is employed as Corporate Medical Director with a correctional health care company and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Her clinical work is centered on care of incarcerated individuals as well as addiction medicine. Her professional interests include utilization management and clinical informatics. With her training, experience and interests, she will be a great addition to our Board.
Commissioner Jimmie Stephens
Commissioner Stephens is President of the Jefferson County Commission. He grew up near Bessemer and graduated from Bessemer High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Samford University. He has extensive experience in the grocery business. His past civic leadership experience includes serving on the Bessemer City Council, and multiple local governmental and community boards. He currently serves on the Birmingham Jefferson County Civic Center Authority Board and the Birmingham Business Alliance Board.
Susan Walley, MD
Dr. Susan Walley is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hospital Medicine at UAB and a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s of Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, and completed her pediatric residency at UAB. She is a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist and the Medical Director of the UAB Tobacco Consult Service. Her major interests include use of quality improvement methodology to improve inpatient care and the reduction of youth tobacco use and tobacco smoke exposure. She is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Tobacco Control and co-author on the AAP Policy Statement titled “E-cigarettes and Similar Devices”. She is the Principal Investigator of the Youth Tobacco Prevention Program through a grant through the Alabama Department of Public Health.
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
(205) 588-5234

(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call 205-588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

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