Alamance County has hired a new permanent health director after three months of looking.
Tony Lo Giudice takes over at the Alamance County Health Department Monday Nov. 30. He has been the Forsythe County Assistant Health Director since 2017, according to a Health Department news release.
After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 1998, Lo Giudice studied political science at Arizona State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in 2004, according to his LinkedIn page, and a Master’s degree in government from Regent University in 2007. He is now working toward a Ph.D. in public administration from Capella University, according to the release.
Most of Lo Giudice’s career has been in public service, according to his LinkedIn page including as a firefighter in Mesa, Arizona for three years before moving into administration and public health until 2017 when he took the job in Forsythe County.
Previous Health Director Stacie Saunders left at the end of July to take become Buncombe County’s Director of Public Health. Interim Health Director Alexandria Rimmer stepped in to run the department in a time when its profile could not be higher. She will return to the Health Department’s environmental health section, according to the release.
The Alamance County Board of Health appointed a search committee to find a new director, according to the release, and chose Lo Giudice for what Board Chair Dr. Annette Wilson called “his extensive knowledge and understanding of the current public health challenges we face today.”