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.


Anita Bachmann, MHS

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


Brian Gwyn

Senior Vice President

Atrium Health


Lyndsay Jensen, PA

Physician Assistant

Mountain Community Health Partnership


Perrin Jones, MD


East Carolina Anesthesia Associates


Brian McGinnis, FACHE, FACMPE


Catawba Valley Medical Group


Timothy Norris, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CHBC

Vice President

Healthcare Management Consultants


Andrew Kaiser


Broome Insurance


Richard Montague

Chairman and President

Spruce Pine Mica Co.


John Morrow, MD, MPH

Retired Director

Pitt County Health Department


Lawrence R. Nycum, MD,MMM

Former Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Novant Health


Carrie Rosario, DrPH, MPH, CHES

Associate Professor

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Adam Sholar

President and Chief Executive Officer

North Carolina Health Care Facilities Association


David Sousa, JD

Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel



Sara Stoneburner, MD


Greensboro Ophthalmology Associates


Betsey Tilson, MD, MPH

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


Cory Hess, MBA

President and CEO

Harnett Health

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