Leadership

Moments of good help happen through the strength of a competent, healing, trustworthy team.

Rich StatutoRichard J. Statuto

President and Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Health System

 

Rich Statuto was appointed Chief Executive Officer/President of Bon Secours Health System in 2005.  In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational leadership of the Bon Secours Health System.  Prior to joining Bon Secours, Statuto was President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Joseph Health System, Orange, California.  Statuto received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, and his Master of Business Administration from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

 

 

Toni ArdabellToni Ardabell

Chief Executive Officer

Bon Secours Virginia Health System

 

Toni Ardabell is the chief executive officer of Bon Secours Virginia Health System, a position she has held since 2015.  In her role, Ardabell is responsible for eight acute care hospitals and a full-range of other health care services.  Ardabell joined Bon Secours Richmond Health System in 2009.  Prior to joining Bon Secours, she served as vice president for the Inova Health System 2015 Capital Improvement Program, where she led project management for the largest building project in the health system’s history. Ardabell earned her bachelor of science in nursing from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania, her master of science in nursing from Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., and her master in business administration from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia.

 

 

Janice BurnettJanice Burnett

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Bon Secours Health System

 

Janice Burnett is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Bon Secours Health System, a role she has held since 2012. As CFO, Burnett functions as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer, managing the financial operations of the organization and leading managed care operations and the supply chain.  Prior to accepting this role, Burnett was the Vice President of Finance Operations at Bon Secours for five years.  Burnett has over 20 years’ experience in health care finance, most recently with Ascension Health, a national not-for-profit health care system with 67 acute care hospitals in 20 states.  Burnett has a Master of Business Administration from Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  In addition, she holds a CPA from Ohio.

 

 

Tim DavisTimothy Davis

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Bon Secours Health System

 

Tim Davis is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, for the Bon Secours Health System. His responsibilities include system-wide leadership for Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, and Performance Improvement.  Davis joined Bon Secours in 2007 following a 31-year career with General Electric (GE), serving in four global businesses including Aerospace, Materials, Energy, and Healthcare. Immediately prior to joining Bon Secours Health System, he was the Global Human Resources Executive Leader for three of GE Healthcare’s businesses.  He received his Master of Science in Administration from St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, and graduated from Massachusetts College, North Adams, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

 

 

Michael KernerMichael Kerner

Chief Executive Officer

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

 

Michael Kerner is the Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, a position he has held since 2008.  In that role, he is responsible for three acute care hospitals and a full range of ambulatory and other services.  Kerner joined Bon Secours in 2001. Previously, Kerner worked for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for 15 years.  Kerner received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, and went on to earn a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia.

 

 

Christine LayChristine Lay

Senior Vice President, Governance and Sponsorship

Bon Secours Health System

 

Christine Lay is the Senior Vice President, Governance and Sponsorship, a position she has held since January 2017.  She previously served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel. Lay provides support for organizing, planning, and implementing governance work system-wide and at the local system level.  In her Sponsorship role, she provides support in ensuring that Bon Secours and its subsidiaries are in compliance with applicable canon law and the reserved rights of the Board, Bon Secours Inc., and Bon Secours Ministries.  Lay received her bachelor of science degree from Towson University and her master's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland.  She went on to obtain her J.D. degree from Rutgers University.  Lay is a member of the Maryland, Michigan, and District of Columbia bars, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. 

 

 

Sister Anne LutzSr. Anne Lutz, C.B.S.

Executive Vice President, Sponsorship

Bon Secours Health System

 

A health care administrator with more than 30 years of experience in acute and geriatric care, Sister Anne Lutz serves as Executive Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours Health System.  Sr. Anne, a member of the Congregation of Bon Secours, provides primary oversight and direction of the sponsorship, mission, and community health functions within Bon Secours Health System.  She also has oversight responsibility for Bon Secours Baltimore Health System in Maryland.  Prior to joining Bon Secours Health System in 1987, Sr. Anne served as an administrator for St. Francis Country House, a 318-bed skilled nursing facility in Darby, Pennsylvania.  Sr. Anne received her nursing education from the Bon Secours School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland. She later obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Administration from the University of Detroit and a Gerontology Certificate from St. Louis University.

 

 

Andrea MazzoccliAndrea Mazzoccoli, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive

Bon Secours Health System

 

Andrea Mazzoccoli, MSN, MBA, Ph.D., FAAN, is the Corporate Chief Nurse Executive for Bon Secours Health System, a position she has held since 2007. As the Chief Nurse Executive and a member of Bon Secours’ senior management team, she represents the more than 8,000 nurses working across the continuum to ensure the highest standard for professional nursing practice and quality outcomes.  Prior to joining Bon Secours, Mazzoccoli served as vice president, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Mazzoccoli serves as a Magnet Appraiser for the American Nurses Credentialing Center.  Dr. Mazzoccoli earned a nursing diploma from the Shadyside School of Nursing; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Carlow College; a Master’s of Science in Nursing and Business Administration from Duquesne University; and a Doctorate in Nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.  Dr. Mazzoccoli also completed a Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship.

 

 

Thom MorrisThomas H. Morris, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Sponsorship and Theology

Bon Secours Health System

 

Thomas Morris, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President of Sponsorship and Theology for Bon Secours Health System.  He joined Bon Secours in 1998. Dr. Morris also serves as Executive Director, Bon Secours Ministries/Bon Secours, Inc., and Senior Vice President of Sponsorship for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, South Carolina, and Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, Ashland, Kentucky.  In his role as Senior Vice President of Sponsorship, Dr. Morris assists the Chair, Bon Secours Ministries, by planning, developing, and coordinating the sponsorship infrastructure for Bon Secours Health System. From 1990 to 1998, Dr. Morris was executive director for the North American Forum on the Catechumenate, a Washington, D.C., based ministry formation center.  Dr. Morris received a Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and a master’s degree in Theology from the Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.C. He also has a master’s degree and Doctorate in Religious Studies from the School of Religious Studies of The Catholic University of America.

 

 

Mark MantzMark Nantz

Executive Vice President, Enterprise Strategic Initiatives

Bon Secours Health System

 

Mark Nantz is the Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, for Bon Secours Health System, a role he assumed in 2014.  He also serves as Market Leader for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, South Carolina, and Bon Secours Charity Health System, Suffern, New York.  Previously, Nantz served as Chief Executive Officer for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, South Carolina.  He has been with Bon Secours since 2010.  In his current role, he provides visionary leadership for the entire Bon Secours Health System.  Nantz previously worked at Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast in Concord, North Carolina, where he served as President for three years.  Nantz earned his Masters of Health Administration from Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina.  He is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

Bryon NeamanJ. Bryon Neaman, CPA, CIA, CGMA

Senior Vice President, Internal Audit

Bon Secours Health System

 

J. Bryon Neaman is Senior Vice President of Internal Audit for Bon Secours Health System, a role he has held since 2004.  Neaman’s executive responsibilities include Audit Services, Information Technology Security, and Enterprise Risk Management.  Prior to coming to Bon Secours, Neaman served as the Director of Audit/Assurance Services for Digex, a local technology company.  Neaman holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Neaman also is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor.

 

 

Jeff OakJeffrey C. Oak, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Development

Bon Secours Health System

 

Jeffrey Oak is Senior Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Development for Bon Secours Health System, where he has served since 2005.  He provides enterprise leadership in corporate responsibility and philanthropy.  Previously, Dr. Oak led the compliance and business integrity program with the Veterans Health Administration.  Dr. Oak did his undergraduate work at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and holds a Ph.D. in ethics from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

 

 

Dr Marlon PriestMarlon Priest, M.D.

Executive Vice President / Chief Medical Officer

Bon Secours Health System

                                                    

Marlon L. Priest, M.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Market Leader for Senior Services for Bon Secours Health System, where he has worked since 2006.  He leads system efforts and innovations regarding clinical transformation to provide each patient an extraordinary individual experience of care.  Dr. Priest has more than 28 years of experience, most recently with the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he served as a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Surgery, Senior Associate Chief of Staff, and Chief Quality Officer for the University Hospital, and Medical Director for the department of Critical Care Transport.  Dr. Priest received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of North Alabama and his medical degree from the University of Alabama, School of Medicine.  Dr. Priest is board certified in internal medicine and emergency medicine and holds internal medicine admitting privileges.

 

 

Dr Sam RossSamuel Ross, M.D.

Chief Executive Officer

Bon Secours Baltimore Health System

 

Samuel Ross, M.D., is the Chief Executive Officer for Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, and is the Market Leader for Bon Secours Kentucky Health System.  Ross is responsible for providing strategic direction and leading the development, implementation, and improvement of all operations within the Baltimore local system.  Dr. Ross joined the health system in August 2006.  Dr. Ross previously worked at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.   Dr. Ross received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master of Science in Medical Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas. 

 

 

Matt ToddyMatthew J. Toddy, J.D.

Executive Vice President, Legal Affairs

Bon Secours Health System

 

Matthew J. Toddy, J.D., serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, for the Bon Secours Health System.  He joined Bon Secours as general counsel in June 2005.  Toddy manages and coordinates legal activities and risk management for the health system.  Prior to joining Bon Secours, Toddy was a partner with the Jones Day law firm, where he concentrated his practice in representing clients in the health care industry.  Toddy received his law degree from Ohio State University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.  He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Health Lawyers Association.

 

 

John WallenhorstJohn Wallenhorst, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President, Mission and Ethics and Senior Vice President, Sponsorship

Bon Secours Health System

 

John F. Wallenhorst, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President, Mission and Ethics and Senior Vice President, Sponsorship for Bon Secours Health System. He is responsible for oversight of the organization’s Mission Department and Ethics Program, and leadership of Mission activities throughout the system.  Dr. Wallenhorst holds a Ph.D. in systematic theology from the University of Toronto (St. Michael’s College), Toronto, Ontario, and a Master of Science in Organization Development and Strategic Human Resources from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland.  He also earned a master’s degree in Religious Studies from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Fordham University, New York, New York.

 

 

Laishy Williams-CarlsonLaishy Williams-Carlson

Chief Information Officer

Bon Secours Health System

 

Laishy Williams-Carlson is the Chief Information Officer for Bon Secours Health System, a position she has held since 2014. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight and leadership of the system-wide Information Services function.  Williams-Carlson began her tenure with Bon Secours Health System in 1984.  She holds a Master’s of Science in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. 

 

Michael KernerMichael Kerner
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System
 
Michael Kerner is the Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, a position he has held since 2008. In that role, he is responsible for three acute care hospitals and a full range of ambulatory and other services. Kerner joined Bon Secours in 2001. Previously, Kerner worked for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for 15 years.  Kerner received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, and went on to earn a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia.

 

 

John BarrettJohn Barrett
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center 

John Barrett has served as Chief Executive Officer at Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center since May 2011. He has led the growth of the medical center, including an expansion of the minimally invasive surgery program, and the development of Bon Secours DePaul Medical Plaza. Before joining Bon Secours, Barrett was Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Regional Healthcare System (ARHS) in Boone, North Carolina, a position he had held since August 2005. 

 

 

Joe OddisJoseph Oddis
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center

Joseph M. Oddis oversees strategic planning and operations for Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center and Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View. He has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Oddis has spent over 30 years working in healthcare and has extensive experience in hospital systems, acute hospitals and ambulatory /outpatient systems. He has a broad base of knowledge and experience in managed care, teaching programs, hospital information systems, hospital and physician network development and quality improvement initiatives.

 

 

Darlene StephensonDarlene Stephenson
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

Darlene Stephenson is responsible for long-term strategic planning, daily operations and staff development at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital. Stephenson has been in health care administration for over 30 years, spending the past 15 years with Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System. Prior to joining Bon Secours, she worked for Sentara Health System in administration and senior leadership, with particular focus on Care Management/Disease Management processes. Stephenson has a Bachelor of Science degree from Longwood University and a Master of Science degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.  

 

 

Thomas AuerThomas H. Auer, M.D., MHA
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Medical Group
 
Dr. Thomas Auer oversees development and support of clinical integration activities for the operations and strategic direction of Bon Secours Virginia Medical Group, consisting of more than 185 primary care and specialty groups. He has a Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Louis University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri, a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania.
 

 

 

Kevin BarrKevin Barr

Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours HealthSource

Kevin Barr is responsible for the management of the professional and administrative staff, budgeting, financing of corporate ventures, client services, corporate policy, board relationships and overall strategy of Bon Secours HealthSource. He also oversees various affiliate subsidiaries of that organization and its parent company, Bon Secours Health System. He has a Masters of Business Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management/Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

 

 

 

Raymond McCueRaymond L. McCue, MD, MBA
Regional Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Clinical Services
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

Dr. Raymond McCue works with leadership and medical staff to ensure we deliver high quality patient care and provide the best possible patient experience. Dr. McCue earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. McCue also received a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University. He is an affiliate faculty member and preceptor at George Mason University College of Nursing and Health Science Graduate Nurse Practitioner Program.

 

 

Charmaine RochesterCharmaine Rochester, DHA, CPA, FACHE
Vice President, Finance
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

Since 2012, Charmaine Rochester has served as a strategic partner to Bon Secours Hampton Roads’ executive management team. She is responsible for the planning, directing and evaluating of Bon Secours Hampton Roads financial functions. Rochester has over 23 years of experience in accounting and business administration, including over 10 years in healthcare finance. She is board-certified in health care management and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She has a Doctor of Health Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University.  

 

 

Vickie HumphriesVickie Humphries, BSN, MBA
Executive Human Resources Leader
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

As Executive Human Resources Leader in Hampton Roads, Vickie Humphries coordinates the Gallup survey process for employees, oversees all human resources personnel and implements leadership and employee performance initiatives. She designed the Maryview Leadership Institute and WOW Initiative based on Studer principles. Humphries holds a Registered Nurse Diploma, a Bachelor of Science in organizational management and development from Bluefield College and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Troy State University.

Arthur CollinsArthur L. Collins
Board Chair
Retired Executive Director
Hampton Roads Planning Commission
 
Before retiring in 2008, Arthur Collins worked as Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission for 18 years. He has participated in community organizations including Boys and Girls Clubs of South Hampton Roads, Hampton Roads Partnership, Suffolk Economic Development Authority and the CIVIC Leadership institute. Collins has received the Julian F. Hirst Award for Distinguished Service from the American Society for Public Administrators and the Dixon Award for Outstanding Leadership in Promoting Regionalism in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Collins holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s degree in urban affairs from Virginia Tech.

 

 

Susan AnthonySusan B. Anthony, MSN, FNP
TPMG Gastroenterology
TPMG Hidenwood Family Medicine

Anthony has 40 years of experience caring for patients in a variety of settings, from intensive care units to primary care practices. She previously practiced at Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG) Yorktown Family Medicine, but joined TPMG Gastroenterology and TPMG Hidenwood Family Medicine in 2016. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners. Anthony received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Trenton State College. She also completed a Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate at Medical College of Virginia.

 

 

James BentoJames Bento
President & CEO
Ocean Marine Yacht Center

James Bento has more than 23 years of management experience and over 35 years in the marine industry. His has worked as a licensed captain of commercial vessels as well as a repair agent for yacht owners. Bento served in the US Coast Guard as a navigator and swimmer aboard Coast Guard Cutters. He was a member of the Maryview Foundation Board, where he sponsored fundraising activities and served as Co-Chair of the Care-A-Van Program. He is also a member of Portsmouth Partnership Board of Directors, Hampton Roads Partnership Board of Directors and the Boys & Girls Club of Portsmouth.

 

 

BrayJ. Robert Bray
Retired Executive
Virginia Port Authority

Early in his career, J. Robert (Bobby) Bray worked as law clerk to the Virginia Supreme Court and as Assistant City Attorney for the City of Portsmouth. He then joined the Virginia Port Authority as its General Counsel and was later appointed Executive Director. He retired from the Virginia Port Authority after 39 years of service. Raised in Portsmouth, Bray graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He also serves on the Towne Bank Portsmouth Board as a Trustee Emeritus for Hampden-Sydney College.

 

 

Bruce BrittonBruce Britton, MD
Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Director of Student Education
Department of Family & Community Medicine – EMVS
Portsmouth Family Medicine

Dr. Bruce Britton is a professor and Director of Student Education for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). He is also a teaching physician in the Portsmouth Family Medicine residency program. He is passionate about medical student and resident curriculum design to prepare physicians for new models of care needed to reduce health disparities and improve community health. Dr. Britton was raised in Arlington and graduated from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor’s in biology. He is a graduate of EVMS and completed his residency at Portsmouth Family Medicine.

 

Brother Art CalimanBrother Arthur R. Caliman, CFX
Senior Vice President, Sponsorship
Bon Secours Health System

Brother Arthur was appointed Senior Vice President for Sponsorship in 2008. Brother Arthur has been a member of the Xaverian Brothers since 1965 and has served as both General Superior (2001-2007) and Director of Sponsorship (1988-1994). He has 40 years of experience in health care and social services at both staff and management levels. Brother Arthur serves as the sponsorship leader for local Bon Secours systems in New York and Hampton Roads. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

 

Sister Elaine DavisSister Elaine Davia, CBS
RN, C-Family Nurse Practitioner
Sisters of Bon Secours

Sister Elaine Davia entered the Sisters of Bon Secours in 1964. She graduated from the Bon Secours School of Nursing and later earned certification as a family nurse practitioner. Sister Elaine has been a nurse practitioner for over 40 years, including at Bon Secours Maryview Hospital. She also opened the Clínica de Ayuda in Florida, caring for migrant farm workers. Presently, she works at Bon Secours Hospital in Baltimore. Sister Elaine is a member of the National Religious Formation Conference, the formation director for the Sisters of Bon Secours and Circle of Community Coordinator for a congregation in Marriottsville.

 

Tim DavisTimothy Davis
Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
Bon Secours Health System

Tim Davis is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, for the Bon Secours Health System. His responsibilities include system-wide leadership for Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, and Performance Improvement. Davis joined Bon Secours in 2007 following a 31-year career with General Electric (GE), serving in four global businesses including Aerospace, Materials, Energy, and Healthcare. Immediately prior to joining Bon Secours Health System, he was the Global Human Resources Executive Leader for three of GE Healthcare’s businesses. He received his Master of Science in Administration from St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont, and graduated from Massachusetts College, North Adams, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology.

 

 

Charlie FairchildCharlette H. Fairchild, PhD
National Accounts Manager
General Electric / Consumer and Industrial Division

Charlette (“Charlie”) Fairchild began her career as a teacher in Newport News. She later joined GE Appliances as a sales professional and was eventually promoted to National Accounts Manager. Fairchild manages the property management, rehabilitation and multi-family segment throughout the nation. She serves as liaison between GE and Home Aid and the National Association of Homebuilders. Fairchild is from Petersburg, Virginia. She holds a BS and MS in education and a PhD in special education administration. She is fluent in sign language and works extensively with special needs students. Fairchild sits on the board of St. Augustine’s University and Cheyney University.

 

 

Gabriel FrancoGabriel S. Franco
Gabriel S. Franco has over 30 years of leadership experience, serving as lietenant colonel in the United States Air Force. As chief of airfield operations branch for Air Combat Command, he developed air traffic control/airfield management policy for the Air Force’s largest major command and oversaw operations for 18 airfields. He has worked as a senior program analyst for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security.

Franco earned his Bachelor of Applied Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Troy State University. He also completed a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

 

 

Vincent JosephVincent T. Joseph, DC
Rebound Chiropractic

Joseph has over 25 years of experience practicing chiropractry and currently practices at Rebound Chiropractic in Newport News. He is a member of the Christian Chiropractors Association and the Oyster Point Rotary Club. He has served on committees and boards for local organizations, including the Virginia Peninsula Economic Development Corporation, Christopher Newport University and the Hampton Roads Planning Commission. He also teaches biology at Christopher Newport University.
Joseph received his bachelor’s degree from University of Minnesota. He completed his doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern University of Health Science in Minnesota.

 

 

Michael KernerMichael K. Kerner
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System

Michael Kerner is the Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System, a position he has held since 2008. In that role, he is responsible for three acute care hospitals and a full range of ambulatory and other services. Kerner joined Bon Secours in 2001. Previously, Kerner worked for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) for 15 years. Kerner received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, and went on to earn a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Medical College of Virginia.

 

 

Dr. Jeff MorrisonJeffrey Duncan Morrison, DO, FACOG
Vice President, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG)
TPMG OB/GYN

Dr. Morrison has practiced medicine for over 15 years, beginning as an urgent care physician on the Peninsula. He now serves as vice president of Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group where he is an OB/GYN. He continues to work as an urgent care physicians and also serves as faculty for OB/GYN residents at Riverside Health System. Dr. Morrison received his bachelor’s degree at University of Texas. He received his medical degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center and completed his obstetrics and gynecology/family practice combined residency at Riverside Health System.

 

 

Shelley MishoeShelley C. Mishoe, PhD, FAARC, FASAHP
College of Health Sciences
Old Dominion University

Dr. Shelley Mishoe is Dean of the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University and a tenured professor in the School of Community and Environmental Health. Dr. Mishoe has over 40 years of experience in higher education. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, the Virginia Business Coalition on Health and HealthyVB. She received a PhD in Adult Education from University of Georgia, a MEd in Education from Augusta State University, and bachelor’s and associate’s degree in respiratory therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

 

 

David Ann NiskiSister David Ann Niski, OSF
Executive Director
Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation

Sister David Ann has committed her life to community service. She led the Bernardine Franciscan Sisters Foundation since 1997. She is a member of several community organization boards, including Smart Beginnings of Virginia Peninsula, the Hampton Roads Housing Consortium and the Greater Virginia Peninsula Homelessness Consortium. She has won many awards for her work. Sister David Ann received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Alvernia Unviersity. She also earned a master’s degree in teaching mathematics from Villanova and a master’s degree in Institutional Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

 

 

William PileWilliam F. Pile
Senior Vice President, TFA Benefit
TowneBank
Pile has over thirty years of management experience, ranging from hotel management to insurance sales. Most recently, he has spent ten years as senior vice president of TFA Benefits, a TowneBank company. He previously worked as a partner in Weber, Pile & Associates, offering group insurance and employee benefits consulting.
Pile volunteers as a member of many community boards. He is currently chairman of the advancement committee at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center and a member of the Rotary Club of Oyster Point. Pile received his bachelor’s degree at Lynchburg College.

 

 

Cynthia RomeroCynthia C. Romero, MD, FAAFP
Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community & Global Health
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Dr. Cynthia Romero serves as director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Prior to this role, Dr. Romero served as the Virginia State Health Commissioner. She was also the Chief Medical Officer at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Dr. Romero received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and her medical degree from EVMS. She completed her family medicine residency at Riverside Family Medicine. She is a member of the Tidewater Academy of Family Physicians, Virginia Academy of Family Physicians, Norfolk Academy of Medicine and the Medical Society of Virginia.

 

 

Rodrigo RomuloRodrigo L. C. Romulo, MD
Physician / Partner
Bayview Infectious Disease Consultants

Dr. Romulo received his bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines and a medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He completed his infectious disease fellowship at Brown University. Dr. Romulo has served as an advisor to the World Health Organization. He has authored book chapters, articles and editorials on infectious disease topics. He is a partner at Bayview Infectious Disease Consultants. He also serves as Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, consultant to the Philippine Tuberculosis Society and board member of the Philippine Medical Association of Southeastern Virginia.

 

 

Stephanie Short

 

 

Douglas ZiegenfussDouglas E. Ziegenfuss, PhD
Professor and Chair
School of Accountancy
Old Dominion University

Dr. Douglas E. Ziegenfuss is professor and chair of the School of Accountancy at Old Dominion University. He holds certifications as a CPA, CIA, CMA, CFE, CMA, CISA, Cr.Fa and CFF. Prior to teaching, Dr. Ziegenfuss spent eight years as an auditor. Dr. Ziegenfuss is a founding member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Financial Executives International and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Ziegenfuss has served on audit committees for City of Virginia Beach and City of Norfolk Public Schools.