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Barbara Taylor


Office of Environmental Health Services

Bureau for Public Health

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Capitol and Washington Streets

Charleston, WV 25301-1798


Barbara Taylor is the director of the Bureau for Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health Services. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Resources from West Virginia University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from Marshall University. Barbara also was a member of the 2002 class of the Southeast Public Health Leadership Institute.


Barb began her career with the Division of Natural Resources, as a biologist assistant. She later spent several seasons with the National Park Service at New River Gorge National River and then moved onto what is now the Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Water Resources and Waste Management. Barb spent nearly 16 years with DEP and served as the Chief of Water Resources from August 1995 until January 2000, when she accepted her current position with the Bureau for Public Health as Director of the Office of Environmental Health Services.


Barb and her staff are responsible for variety of environmental health programs including the safe drinking water and source water regulation and protection, food safety, asbestos licensing and abatement, lead assessment, radiological health, on-site wastewater treatment and various other environmental public health programs.