Evelyn Foust, director of the Communicable Disease Branch in the division of Public Health, and State Epidemiologist Dr. Megan Davies, center, and Sue Lynn Ledford, director of the Public Health Division of Wake County Human Services, far right, find some interesting history at a display during the Vital Records 100th at the State Library.
Three retirees from Vital Records enjoyed the celebration: (left to right) Annette Renn, retired in 2004 after 45 years (corrections and amendments); Donald Bridges, retired in 1999 after 41 years (computer operations/statistics); Jeanette James, retired 2002 after 30.5 years (corrections/amendments/adoptions).
Gustavo Fernandez (left), retired former director of the State Center for Health Statistics, and Delton Atkinson, acting director of the Division of Vital Statistics at the National Center for Health Statistics, joined the celebration.
Participants in the celebration included (left to right) DHHS Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Robin Cummings, Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan W. Kluttz; Sarah Koontz, director of the Division of Archives and Records; and Karen Knight, director, State Center for Health Statistics.
Ruth Petersen, chief of the Chronic Disease and Injury Section of the Division of Public Health, shared a statistical overview with fellow celebrants.
Lobby display traces some of the documents used in the collection of vital record including cohabitation certificates and Bible records in the 1700s and 1800s.
Birthday cake salutes Vital Records’ 100 years.