Dr. Daniel Smith serves as the Executive Director of the McDowell County Health Coalition (MCHC). Smith retired from the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service in 2010 with over 29 years of service.
He served as District Extension Director in the North West Extension District and County Extension Director in McDowell County. Smith holds a Doctor of Education from NC State University and Masters and B.S. degrees from Clemson University. As a long time McDowell resident that has worked for an agency that promotes change he is familiar with the many problems, issues and circumstances that affect the health and well being of our citizens.
Smith looks forward to his role of supporting the excellent programs initiated by the MCHC and looking for new avenues to improve the health of McDowell County’s citizens. “It gives me great satisfaction to work with the McDowell County Health Coalition to continue the process of improving the health of the citizens of our county.” Smith lives in Nebo with his wife and two children.