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 Andrea Freeman, your 2020-2021 section chair.  I have been in Public Health since April 2006 and a member of NCPHA since January 2012.  I am currently the Finance Officer for Martin Tyrrell Washington District Health Department in the state's eastern region.  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 and attend either the NCPHA 2021 Spring Educational Conference in Raleigh or the 2021 Fall Educational Conference in Asheville.



Presentations from the 2020 Fall Educational Conference:

Guidance on Mastering the Public Health Fee Schedule


The New Normal to HIPAA:  Quality and Information Technology

A Guide to Successful Coding and Billing


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



Leadership Hierarchy for 2020-2021

Andrea R. Freeman
MTW District Health

Vice Chair:
Monica Short-Owens
Cumberland County Public Health Department

Melissa Kirkpatrick
Catawba County Public Health

Fall Educational Conference Planning Committee Representative:
Andrea R. Freeman
MTW District Health

Advocacy Chair:  
Karen Powell
Foothills Health District

Membership Chair:
Teresa Overman
Alamance County Health Department

Nomination Chair:
Debra Young
Catawba County Public Health

Public Awareness Chair:
LaShonda Ouk
Forsyth County Department of Public Health