Dr. Nancy Welch, MD is Director of the Chesapeake Health Department. She also lives in Chesapeake. She has the following degrees: BS in Biology and Chemistry, Masters of Business Administration, Masters of Health Administration and Doctor of Medicine. She is dual board certified in Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine. She has served on the board of directors for the Chesapeake Health Advisory; Health Chesapeake, Inc.; South Hampton Roads Coalition for Early Childhood; and Smart Beginnings South Hampton Roads. Her favorite children’s book is Velveteen Rabbit. Her best memory from kindergarten is visiting the library and sitting on the sidewalk curb reading her book.