Partners’ Board of Directors

The Partners Board of Directors guides policies and procedures to be sure we meet local needs with the best providers and services available while maintaining your rights.

The Board of Directors guides Partners Health Management’s policies and operations. The board makes sure Partners is meeting local needs by giving you access to the best providers using the most effective treatment. The board is concerned with your health and safety, the customer service you receive, your right to file complaints and appeals, and the financial stability of Partners. All members are volunteers residing in one of the nine counties in the Partners’ service area, which includes Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Rutherford, Surry, and Yadkin Counties.

Board of Directors

  • Jeffrey Brittain, Burke County Commissioner
  • Linda McCrary, Burke County
  • Barry Nelson, Burke County
  • Russ Perkins, Catawba County, Chair
  • Henry Morphis, Catawba County, Vice Chair
  • David O’Connor, Catawba County
  • Katherine “Kitty” W. Barnes, Catawba County Commissioner
  • Susan Allen, Cleveland County Commissioner
  • Daryl Cook, Cleveland County
  • Joseph Ramey, Gaston County Commissioner Designee

  • Debra Cheek, Iredell County, Treasurer
  • Marvin Norman, Iredell County Commissioner
  • Jane Hinson, Iredell County
  • Mike Hoffman, Iredell County
  • Anita McCall, Lincoln County Commissioner
  • Steve Garrison, Rutherford County Commissioner Designee
  • Bill Goins, Surry County Commissioner
  • Beth Brown, President of Provider Council
  • Kevin Austin, Yadkin County Commissioner
  • Hope Elisa Bryant, Yadkin County

Board of Directors’ Meetings

Partners’ Board of Directors holds its monthly public meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Hickory office located at 1985 Tate Blvd. SE, Hickory, NC 28602. For more information about Partners’ Board of Directors and its meetings, please contact Tammy Pyles, Clerk to the Board at tpyles@partnersbhm.org or by calling 704-884-2625.

Due to restrictions in effect for large group meetings all Partners Board meetings will be held electronically until further notice.

Persons wishing to comment during the Citizen Recognition portion of the meeting may do so with the following guidelines:

  1. Complete the Public Comment Sign-up Sheet and  submit it by 5:00 p.m. the day before the meeting to Tammy Pyles, tpyles@partnersbhm.org or by calling 704-884-2625 to leave a voicemail and include your phone number;
  2. You must state on the form which agenda item you wish to comment on or the topic if it is informal discussion; and
  3. Your comments must be no more than 350 words and included on the form.

Once these steps have been completed you will be provided with instructions about how to join the meeting.


 Meeting Documents

January 16, 2020 MinutesAgenda
February 20, 2020 No Meeting Held
March 19, 2020 MinutesAgenda
April 16, 2020 Minutes Agenda
May 21, 2020 MinutesAgenda
June 18, 2020 MinutesAgenda
July – 2020 No Meeting Held
August 20, 2020 MinutesAgenda
September 17, 2020 MinutesAgenda
October 15, 2020 MinutesAgenda
November 19, 2020 Minutes – Agenda
December – 2020 No Meeting Held


 Meeting Documents

January 17, 2019 MinutesAgenda
February 21, 2019 MinutesAgenda
March 21, 2019 MinutesAgenda
April 18, 2019 MinutesAgenda
May 16, 2019 MinutesAgenda
June 20, 2019 MinutesAgenda
July – 2019 No Meeting Held
August 15, 2019 MinutesAgenda
September 19, 2019 MinutesAgenda
October 17, 2019 MinutesAgenda
November 21, 2019 MinutesAgenda
December – 2019 No Meeting Held

If you need to obtain minutes or agendas for meetings prior to 2019, please contact:
Tammy Pyles, Clerk to the Board, at TPyles@partnersbhm.org

Partners Health Management Budget Ordinance (Fiscal Year 2020-2021)

The budget ordinance for Partners Health Management has been prepared in accordance with the North Carolina Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act and General Statute 159-11. Review the Budget Ordinance.