Moments of good help happen through the strength of a competent, healing, trustworthy team.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Bon Secours Virginia Health System
Amy Carrier joined Bon Secours Virginia as the Chief Operating Officer of Bon Secours Virginia Health System in April 2018. Before joining Bon Secours, Carrier was senior vice president and hospital president of WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell, GA. She has also previously served as vice president and chief operating officer at Washington Adventist Hospital in Pennsylvania, Inova Fairfax Hospital and George Washington University Medical Faculty Associates. Carrier holds a bachelor of arts in labor and industrial relations from Pennsylvania State University and a master of business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center
Paul Gaden began his tenure as CEO of Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in April 2018. In this new role, he will guide Bon Secours in their mission to provide compassionate, high quality care while helping the hospital grow its ministry and adapt to changes in healthcare. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Providence Portland Medical Center and Oregon Eastern Region. He also worked for Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian as the Finance Manager and was the Director of Finance for Sentara Norfolk General in Norfolk. Gaden holds a bachelor of science in finance from Pennsylvania State University and a master of business administration from William and Mary.
Vickie 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.
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 B. Anthony, MSN, FNP
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.
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.
J. Robert Bray
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Vice President, Tidewater Physicians Multispecialty Group (TPMG)
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.
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.
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.
Senior Vice President, TFA Benefit
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.
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.
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.
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.