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Agency Leadership

Lilian Peake, M.D.
Director of Health Services

Dr. Lilian Peake serves as director of Health Services for the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Prior to joining DHEC, Peake served as the deputy commissioner for Population Health for the
Virginia Department of Health in Richmond, Virginia. While working there she also held positions as the director of the Office of Family Health Services and district health director for the Thomas Jefferson Health District. During her tenure as district health director, she led the district to become accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Dr. Peake holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Prior to obtaining her MPH and MD degrees, Peake worked in marketing and communications for 10 years.