About The Taney County Health Department


Creating opportunities for healthy lives in our community.


We will improve the health of our community through leadership, collaboration, education and service.


We value integrity, learning, teamwork, positive communication, quality improvement, and dedicated service to the community.

Founded by the vote of the people on September 1, 1960, the Taney County Health Department has served residents and visitors of Taney County since it first opened its doors on February 1, 1961. Governed by an elected five member board, TCHD proudly serves Taney County through a variety of health, wellness, and safety programs.

Board Members


Debbie Redford, Chair

Board Member since 2000
Hollister School District, Director of Communications/Grant Writer
Resides in Hollister, MO


Beth Huddleston, Vice-Chair

Board Member since 1998
Registered Dietitian, Hospice Compassus
Resides in Branson, MO


Laurie Hayes, Secretary/Treasurer

Board Member since 2017
Executive Director at Branson Lakes Area Lodging Association and the Springfield Hotel Lodging
Resides in Branson, MO


Dr. Robert Griffith, Board Member

Board Member since 2015
Dean, Academic & Student Affairs OTC Table Rock Campus
Resides in Walnut Shade, MO


Heather Lyons-Burney, Board Member

Board Member Since 2022
Pharm.D. at Faith Community Health, Clinical Associate Professor at UMKC School of Pharmacy
Resides in Branson, MO

TCHD is an accredited local public health department through the Missouri Institute of Community Health (MICH). In 2015, TCHD became the 76th health department in the nation to become nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

TCHD holds offices in Forsyth and Branson, please see contact information below.

Forsyth Office
15479 State Highway 160, Forsyth, MO 65653
Phone: 417-546-4725
Fax: 417-546-4727

Branson Office
320 Rinehart Road, Branson, MO 65616
Phone: 417-334-4544
Fax: 417-335-5727