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Cobb & Douglas Public Health Announces Pete Quinones, CEO of Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service, as New Cobb County Board of Health Chair
Cobb & Douglas Public Health (CDPH) is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Pete Quinones, CEO of Metro Atlanta Ambulance Service, as Chair of the Cobb County Board of Health. In addition, Mr. Wyman Pilcher III, retired President of the First National Bank of Cobb County, will continue to serve as Vice Chair. These appointments reflect a strong commitment to community health and well-being in Cobb County and Metro Atlanta.
Quinones brings a wealth of experience to his new role, as a distinguished leader and healthcare professional, he has been an important partner to CDPH. For decades he has demonstrated unwavering dedication to improving public health within the community. Quinones and his staff have played a critical role in children’s injury prevention over the years, helping to launch Safe Kids Cobb, the Cobb Safety Village and sponsoring a regional child car seat inspection station for children with special health needs. His vision and passion for community service and better health outcomes are well aligned with the mission of the Board of Health.
In his continuing role as Vice Chair, Wyman Pilcher III provides invaluable insights and leadership stemming from his extensive career in the banking industry. Mr. Pilcher has served on the Cobb County Board of Health for many years, first as an appointee from the City of Marietta and now as an interim appointee for the City of Mableton. He has served as Vice Chair since 2012. His financial expertise and community involvement have made him a valuable addition to the Board of Health’s leadership team.
CDPH sincerely thanks Dr. Carol Holtz, retired Kennesaw State University School of Nursing Professor for serving as Board Chair since 2015. Through Dr. Holtz’s leadership, the Cobb County Board of Health navigated numerous challenges, particularly the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Holtz remains on the Board as a Cobb County Commission appointee.
“We are excited to welcome Pete Quinones as the Chair and to have Wyman Pilcher III remain as the Vice Chair of the Cobb County Board of Health,” said Dr. Janet Memark, District Health Director of CDPH. “Their leadership and expertise will be instrumental in guiding our efforts to promote public health and ensure that the residents of Cobb County have access to the highest quality public health services.”
For more information, visit www.cobbanddouglaspublichealth.org or call (770) 513-2300.