Amelia Clark may have a position of leadership, but she is clearly not a leader. During the recent SRHD board meeting, she outlined a litany of perceived petty and insignificant slights to her from Dr. Lutz. Any true leader should know how to deal with a stellar employee and basic communication issues. Absent that, any leader should know how to initiate plans for improvement and accountability. Absent that, a leader could ask for objective outside assistance. None of that was evident.
Perhaps Mrs. Clark has come under the thrall of County Commissioner Al French. He amazingly had the name of an interim health director in this back pocket—someone he had contacted and who had agreed to serve to replace Dr. Lutz as an interim. Other board members were surprised.
To Amelia Clark and Al French I ask the question: Is it about your power or is it about the health and welfare of the community you supposedly serve?
Cynthia C. Lambarth