Board of Directors




The Institute is governed by the Board of Directors, which meets on a quarterly basis. The Institute is directed by the President and CEO, who oversees a staff of health researchers and administrative personnel who manage various Institute projects.


Costa Andreou, MD

Executive Vice President

CaroMont Health


Anita Bachmann

CEO - North Carolina Market

United Healthcare Community and State


Reuben Blackwell

President and Chief Executive Officer

OIC, Incorporated


Goldie S. Byrd, PhD


Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Lori Byrd, DNP, RN, CRE

Associate Director, Academic Programs - Health Sciences

North Carolina Community College System Office


Penney Burlingame Deal, DHA, RN, FACHE

President and Chief Executive Officer

Onslow Memorial Hospital


Alexandra Dean, PhD, NCC, LPC

Industrial/Organizational Psychologist


Leonard Ellis


Eben Concepts


Lyndsay Jensen, PA

Physician Assistant

Mountain Community Health Partnership


Representative Perrin Jones, MD


East Carolina Anesthesia Associates




Brian McGinnis


Catawba Valley Medical Group


John Morrow, MD

Retired Director

Pitt County Health Department


Lawrence R. Nycum, MD,MMM

Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs

Novant Health – Forsyth Medical Center


Carrie Rosario, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Associate Professor

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Lisa Shock, MHS, PA-C

Physician Assistant/Healthcare Administrator

Managing Director, Clinical operations, Eastern Region

Evolent Health


Adam Sholar

President and Chief Executive Officer

North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association


David Sousa, JD

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel

Curi, a Medical Mutual Company


Sara Stoneburner, MD


Greensboro Ophthalmology Associates


Betsey Tilson, MD

State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services


William Way Jr., MD

Chief Medical Officer, Director of Diagnostic Imaging

Wake Radiology Consultants

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