By Doug Boyd
Dr. Charles Willson, an ECU pediatrician, is the new chair of the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission.
Willson was unanimously elected at the commission’s July 16 meeting.
He succeeds Gov. Beverly Perdue, who has chaired the commission since its inception in 2001. Willson has served on the commission since 2001, has chaired the Research, Education and Prevention Task Force and remains a member of the Obesity and Wellness Task Force.
“Dr. Chuck Willson has been a committed and highly valued member of the commission and a passionate advocate for the health of North Carolina’s citizens,” said Perdue. “I am confident that the commission with continue its critical mission with the benefit of his exceptional leadership.”