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Partners Behavioral Health Board of Directors


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 grievances/complaints and appeals, and the financial stability of Partners.

Members and Non-Voting Staff Person(s)

All members are volunteers residing in one of the counties in the Partners’ service area, which includes Burke, Cabarrus, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Gaston, Forsyth, Iredell, Lincoln, Rutherford, Stanly, Surry, Union, and Yadkin Counties.

Alicia Emmons, Chair of Provider Council
Steve Garrison, Vice Chair
Daryl Cook, Treasurer
Jeffrey Brittain, Burke County Commissioner
Linda McCrary, Burke County
Barry Nelson, Burke County
Paula Yost, Cabarrus County
Henry Morphis, Catawba County, Chair
David O’Connor, Catawba County
Katherine “Kitty” W. Barnes, Catawba County Commissioner
James R. “Ronnie” Whetstine, Cleveland County Commissioner
Terry Renegar, Davie County Commissioner
Don Martin, Forsyth County Commissioner
Joseph Ramey, Gaston County Commissioner Designee
Scottie Brown, Iredell County Commissioner
Jane Hinson, Iredell County
Mike Hoffman, Iredell County
Anita McCall, Lincoln County Commissioner
Scott Efird, Stanly County Commissioner
Bill Goins, Surry County Commissioner
Robin Testerman Beeson, Surry County
David Williams, Union County Commissioner
Kevin Austin, Yadkin County Commissioner
Hope Elisa Bryant, Yadkin County

Currently Serving

NameTitleTerm Expires
Amy Stevens 6/1/2023
Dr. Donald L Martin Jr. 6/30/2024
Dianne Walker 6/30/2024


Partners’ Board of Directors holds is monthly public meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. except for the months of July and December when no meetings are scheduled.

For more information about Partners’ Board of Directors or if you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact Tammy Pyles, Clerk to the Board at or by calling 704-884-2625 by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting to leave a voicemail and include your name and phone number and you will be provided with instructions to join the meeting.

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