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Dr. Peter Norton, M.D., OBGYN, Health Authority & Medical Director

Peter.Norton@abilenetx.gov

Dr. Norton, a well respected, board certified obstetrician/gynecologist, practiced obstetrics in Abilene from 1976-2002, and gynecology from 1976-2015.  After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine in 1970, Dr. Norton completed a rotating internship at the City of Memphis Hospitals; a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine; and served as an obstetrician/gynecologist at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.  Dr. Norton serves as the Health Authority and Medical Director for the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District (ATCPHD), and provides medical oversight for all clinical programs within the health division, including the COACH Clinic.

 

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Santos Navarrette, Jr., M.A., M.B.A., Health Services Director

Santos.Navarrette@abilenetx.gov

Mr. Navarrette retired from the United States Air Force in 2003 after serving for more than 28 years.  After his retirement, he began his public health career serving as the Assistant Health Director for the City of Laredo Public Health Department and moved into the same role for the Tarrant County Public Health Department in July 2005.  Mr. Navarrette came to work for the City of Abilene in April 2014 as the Assistant Health Director and was promoted to the Health Director position in July 2016.  He graduated with his Bachelors Degree from Saint Leo College and obtained two Master’s Degrees from Wayland Baptist University.  Mr. Navarrette provides oversight for all programming and financial business of the ATCPHD.  He works closely with city management, local medical facilities and outside resource agencies to establish policies and protocols in an effort to PREVENT the spread of disease, PROTECT the health of the community, and PROMOTE healthy living.

 

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Annette Lerma, Assistant Health Services Director

Annette.Lerma@abilenetx.gov

Ms. Lerma provides oversight of Laboratory Services, Vital Statistics, Preparedness and Epidemiology, the WIC Program and Administrative Services for the health district.  She also assists in the development and management of the division’s budget as well as assisting the Health Director with all aspects of division management, strategic planning, personnel and grant & city reporting.  Ms. Lerma obtained her Bachelors of Science degree from Abilene Christian University in 1999 and began working for the City of Abilene in September 2001 as a Nutritionist for the WIC Program.  She was promoted to WIC Director in March 2008 and moved into the Assistant Health Director’s role for the health district in October 2016.

 

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Barby Jeffers, RN, ADN, BSN, MSN Ed, Nursing Program Manager

Barby.Jeffers@abilenetx.gov

Ms. Jeffers graduated from Haney Vo Tech in Panama City, Florida with a certificate in Practical Nursing in 1992. She went on to graduate from Bohecker College in Columbus, Ohio with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2008. She graduated from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona with both a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (2010) and a Master’s of Science in Nursing with an Emphasis in Education in 2012. Her nursing career has spanned 25 years in the disciplines of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospital telemetry, ER Case Management, Arizona State Survey for LTC, Nurse Care Coordinator - Magellan Health Services for Maricopa County in AZ, Nursing Educator, Medical Professions instructor, and am currently a CPRO Instructor for the American Red Cross. Life is a Garden…plant something and watch it grow!