Albemarle Regional Health announces new director

Published 1:32 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Albemarle Regional Health Services has announced that Ashley H. Stoop, MPH has been named health director for the regional health district. Stoop will be taking the reins from recently retired health director R. Battle Betts Jr.

Stoop has been with ARHS since 2005 and has served the agency in key roles including preparedness coordinator and most recently as the director of policy and planning. In addition, Stoop has served as safety officer, HIPAA privacy and security officer and the agency’s accreditation coordinator.

During her 17-year career with ARHS, Stoop has also held leadership roles and state positions including NC Division of Public Health Agreement Addenda Quality Improvement Council, NC Institute of Medicine Task Force on the Future of Local Public Health and established the NC

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Public Health HIPAA Alliance, where she served as chair. Most recently, Stoop received her Climate Change and Health Certificate from Yale School of Public Health. Stoop is a two-time graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with degrees in journalism and mass communications and a masters of public health.

“This is a tremendous opportunity and I am honored to be able to continue to serve ARHS and our communities,” stated Stoop. “I look forward to working with our board, staff, and our partners to lead ARHS into the next era of public health and inspire a new generation of public health champions.”

Stoop assumed her role as ARHS health director on August 15, 2022.

Albemarle Regional Health Services provides health care in Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Bertie, Gates and Hertford counties.