Tillery named Western Tidewater health director

Published 8:45 pm Monday, July 24, 2023

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Angela Tillery is returning to the region to serve as the new director for the Western Tidewater Health District of the Virginia Department of Health. 

Tillery brings a wealth of experience to her new role, according to a news release. She has 32 years of service to the commonwealth and more than 20 years of leadership experience with VDH. 

Prior to her return to the Western Tidewater Health District, she was the assistant deputy commissioner for Community Health Services. In addition to other roles, she served as the district business manager for the Western Tidewater Health District from 2006 to 2020.

In addition to her service to VDH, Tillery also worked at the Virginia Employment Commission, and played a leadership role in operating a federally qualified community health center.

She received a bachelor of science degree in business from Virginia Tech. She furthered her education and obtained a master of business administration Degree from Troy State University.

Tillery said she is excited to return to Western Tidewater in her new role and she looks forward to continuing to foster community partnerships and promoting the health and well-being of our citizens.

The WTHD provides services for the cities of Suffolk and Franklin, as well as Isle of Wight and Southampton counties.