Finance, Administration, Management Support, & Information Technology Section


FAMI wants to commend all public health employees for your dedication and hard work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It takes an exceptional person to work in public health!



Welcome to the North Carolina Public Health Association (NCPHA) and the FAMI section.  FAMI is short for Finance, Administration, Management Support, and Information Technology.  The purpose of the FAMI Section of the NCPHA is to provide an opportunity to network with others throughout the state who are involved with financial reporting, budgeting, computer programming and technology, supervision, clerical support, billing, and all other aspects of administrative support. 

My name is Monica Short-Owens your 2022-2023 section chair.  I welcome the opportunity for questions, comments, or ideas you may have to make the FAMI Section better.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or any member of the leadership team.  

How to Join

While we welcome everyone with open arms and warm smiles, our section aims for members that typically work in the financial, administrative, management support, or information technology fields.  Section dues are $5 and can be paid when you join or renew your membership with NCPHA using the following website  I challenge every county or district for at least one person to join the FAMI section.



"The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work" – Agha Hasan Abedi

Slides from the September 2023 Fall Educational Conference:

Burnout, Productivity, and Well-being:  Addressing Public Health Staff Concerns in a Post-COVID Era

Prioritizing Business Associate Agreement (BAA) and BAA Security

Below is a reference link for the expected HIPAA changes this year and next. Please note that nothing has been set in stone yet, but it's good for organizations to learn more about what is coming.



Leadership Hierarchy for 2023-2024

Monica Short-Owens
Cumberland County Health Department

Vice Chair:
Candace Tyler
Cumberland County Public Health Department

Libby Clark
Caldwell County Public Health

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Andrea Freeman and Monica Short-Owens

Advocacy Chair:  
Andrea Freeman
MTW District Health

Public Awareness Chair:
Tabitha Byrd
Davidson County Health Department