Gates Partners For Health

Gates Partners for Health (GP4H) is a network of agencies and citizens dedicated to improving the health and quality of life with people of all ages within the Gates County communities. Priorities of GP4H are divided into two major focus areas: physical activity / nutrition and chronic diseases.

Gates Partners for Health (GP4H) was state certified in 2003 as a Healthy Carolinians Partnership and received its first recertification in 2006 and its second re-certification in 2011.  GP4H received the state 2011 William G. Analyan Award, identifying the partnership as distinguished in the community work that it has accomplished.  The partnership's major funding sources have included Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Gates County Local Government, Roanoke Chowan Community Benefits Foundation, Albemarle Hospital Community Benefits Foundation, Roanoke Electric Care Trust, Inc. and the Obici Healthcare Foundation.


The mission of the Gates Partners for Health (GP4H) is to improve the health and quality of life in our community. This is obtained by networking with health departments, area hospitals, health and human service agencies, schools, churches, businesses, civic groups, media, community members and elected officials to address health objectives.

Activities & Announcements

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Gates Partners for Health Committees

Each committee concentrates on major health issues of our citizens as identified in the latest health assessments for Gates County. We partner with our network to address initiatives that will improve the health and safety of our community. Our current focus areas are divided into two committee groups.

Click a link below to learn more about a committee.

  • Eat Smart Move More Coalition
  • Chronic Disease Support Team

Contact Us

Please contact us if you would like to become more involved with your community.

Gates Partners for Health

Esther W. Lassiter
Gates County Health Dept.
29 Medical Center Road Gates, NC 27937
Phone: 252-357-1380

Gates Partners for Health Board Members

Executive Committee

Reba Green-Holley
Esther Lassiter
Patrice Lassiter
JoAnne Powell
Frances Perry

Board Members /Area of Representation



Reba Green-Holley

NC Cooperative Extension Services Gates County Center

Lulu Eure

Gates County Community Center

Patrice Lassiter

Gates Inter-Regional Transportation System

Rick Spencer

Obici Healthcare Foundation

Frances Perry

Vidant Wellness Center Ahoskie, NC

Jack Owens

Gates County Board of Commissioners

Rev. Wesley Boone

New Middle Swamp Baptist Church

JoAnne Powell

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center

Adrienne Bradley

Gates County Schools

Sylvia Boone

Gateway Community Health Center

Jill Jordan

Albemarle Regional Health Services

Stormy Butts

EMS Chief, Gates County Rescue & EMS

Earl Jagessar

Albemarle SmartStart

Hope Eley

East Carolina Behavioral Health

Ashley Lamb

Albemarle Commission Area Agency on Aging

Esther W. Lassiter

GP4H  Hired Coordinator