New Health Director named for Pitt County

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A new health director is taking charge of over 100 public health staffers here in the east.

John Silvernail is the new Pitt County Public Health Director.

He replaces longtime director Dr. John Morrow who retired in December.

Dr. Silvernail has worked for the past seven years with ECU's Brody School of Medicine as the Medical Director of Occupational Health and also in corporate health for Vidant.

Board of Health Chairman Dr. Keith Ramsey says the decision to hire him was unanimous.

Dr. Silvernail will be responsible for a nearly $12 Million budget while directing the work of over 130 public health staff members.