Board of Trustees and Advisors

Robert M. “Bob” Blue, Chairman, is Executive Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Power Delivery Group.

He oversees Dominion Energy’s regulated electric transmission, distribution and customer service operations that provide electricity to about 2.4 million customer accounts in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina.

Blue joined Dominion in 2005 as managing director­ State Affairs & Corporate Public Policy, and later was promoted to vice president-State & Federal Affairs. He was named senior vice president-Public Policy & Corporate Communications in May 2008 and became Senior Vice President-Public Policy & Environment in February 2010. He was named senior vice president-Law, Public Policy & Environment in January 2011 and president of Dominion Virginia Power in January 2014. He was named senior vice president-Regulation, Law, Energy Solutions & Policy in May 2015 and senior vice president-Law, Regulation and Policy and president-Dominion Virginia Power in January 2016. He was named president and CEO-Dominion Virginia Power in January 2017 and was promoted to his current post in May 2017.

From 2002 to 2005, Blue served as counselor and director of policy for former Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner and was a partner with the law firm of Hogan & Hartson prior to that.

He is a member of the boards of directors of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the Virginia Healthcare Foundation, Communities In Schools of Virginia, and Sports Backers.

Blue is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Yale Law School. He also earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Roger L. Boeve, co-founded Performance Food Group, a $16 billion food service distribution company, in 1988. Since his retirement, Mr. Boeve has served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Science Museum of Virginia, and Chair of the Board of Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. He currently serves on the Board of the Medical College of Virginia Foundation, the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Advisory Boards of Massey Cancer Center and the Weil Institute of Critical Care.  Mr. Boeve is also a Board member of ChildSavers and Shalom Farms. A long-term civic, charity and community leader, he serves on many civic and church endeavors.

Mr. Boeve received his M.B.A. for Michigan State University.

 

Thomas  R. ‘Tom’ Byrd, Vice Chairman, founded the Take Care Group, LLC to provide leadership advisory services to individuals who are committed to making a difference in their business, in their community, and in their family.  Tom served as President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia from May 2005 to June 2008.  Prior to becoming president, Tom served as President of Anthem Specialty Business where he was responsible for the company’s pharmacy benefits management, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life business units.

Byrd joined Trigon Healthcare Inc. in 1991, and served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 until Trigon was acquired by Anthem Inc. in 2002. Before joining Trigon, Tom was a senior manager with the public accounting firm KPMG LLP.

Tom earned his BS in business from Virginia Tech and serves as Chairman of Corvesta, Inc. and on a number of boards, including Riverside Health System, Wiser Together, Inc., Greater Richmond Fit4Kids, Feed More, and Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business Advisory Council.

Christopher DSC_9450 M. Carney, Treasurer, has 35 years of leadership experience in healthcare administration.  He most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Diamond Healthcare Corporation and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Eye Institute.  Prior to that, Mr. Carney served in a variety of leadership positions within the Bon Secours Health System for 24 years that culminated in his role as the President and CEO for 9 years. During that time, he was recognized with the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Since his retirement in 2016, he enjoys serving as a consultant and community volunteer. Over the years, Mr. Carney has been active on the Boards of Directors of many local healthcare organizations, including the Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, Crossover Healthcare Ministry, and the American Heart Association.   He currently serves on the Board of the Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, and the Westminster Canterbury Richmond Foundation.

Mr. Carney holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA) and undergraduate degrees in business administration and psychology from St. Louis University.

John F. Fick, III is the President and CEO of J. F. Fick, Inc., an Anheuser-Busch Distributor to the Fredericksburg area since 1936. Mr. Fick is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Mary Washington Healthcare, which he has served via many leadership roles since 1993. In addition, he serves on the Boards of the Virginia Military Institute Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, and the Fredericksburg Baptist Church.

A licensed pharmacist, Mr. Fick helped found the Moss Free Clinic and has devoted significant expertise and time volunteering there and raising money for it. In 2005, he chaired its successful $10 million capital campaign for a new building.

Mr. Fick has received numerous awards for leadership and community service, including the “Business of the Year” Award and the “Good Will” Award from the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Prince B. Woodard Leadership Award for Community Service.

Mr. Fick is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and holds an advanced degree in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia.

May H. Fox, is Director of Government Relations for Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC. She specializes in providing legislative representation of health care and other business interests before the Virginia General Assembly and Executive agencies. Ms. Fox currently serves on the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority Board.  She is a former Trustee of the Westminster Canterbury Management Board, the Westminister Canterbury Foundation Board, the Bon Secours Richmond Health System Foundation Board, the Board of Directors for Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce (GRCC), Leadership Metro Richmond, GRCC’s Youth Matters Advisory Board, and the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

Ms. Fox was the founding Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Health Plans and also served in Governor L. Douglas Wilder’s cabinet, first as Deputy Secretary of Administration and then as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources. She received her bachelor degree at Sweet Briar College and her Master’s from Boston College.

Ralph L. Howell, Jr., DDSMAGD, (Immediate Past Chairman), is a graduate with a degree in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and an honor graduate from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry.  Dr. Howell’s leadership roles in dentistry include being a past president of the Tidewater Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association, and past chairman of the 16th District Caucus of the American Dental Association.  Ralph just completed a term as a member of the ADA Council on Communications and the ADA State Public Awareness Oversight Committee.   Currently he serves as a Delegate to the American Dental Association.

Dr. Howell owns a comprehensive general dental practice with two locations in Suffolk, Virginia, was a founding member and is Chairman of Atlantic Dental Care, PLC.  Atlantic Dental Care is the largest practice in Virginia with 72 locations and 109 dentists that covers the southeast region of Virginia.  The unique practice model of ADC combines the character and compassion of a private practice with the effectiveness and efficiencies of a large corporation.

Ralph’s dental honors include membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, and Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentistry, and the International College of Dentistry. Dr. Howell is also a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry and a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Howell currently serves on the Board of the Colonial Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation, and the Obici Healthcare Foundation.

John Littel, has more than 25 years of experience in public policy development and in leading public affairs operations, with significant knowledge of federal and state policy development, health care reform and strategy and health plan operations.

Mr. Littel is the Senior Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer for Magellan Health, a national company that specializes in behavioral health, pharmacy benefits management, and health care programs for high-needs/high-cost populations.  He is responsible for the company’s business development, communications and government relations strategies. Previously, he served as Interim Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Anthem and, before that, as Executive Vice President of External Affairs for Amerigroup.  Amerigroup is a multi-state Medicaid managed care company.

Mr. Littel has worked at both the federal and state levels of government in such roles as Senior Counsel at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services in Virginia; and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George H.W. Bush.

He was appointed to the Board of Visitors of the College of William & Mary, where he chairs the Richard Bland College Committee, Virginia’s only junior college. Mr. Littel has also served as a member of the William & Mary Public Policy Board of Advisors, and on the board of FOR Kids, and The Gloucester Institute.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Scranton and a law degree from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.  He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Marianne, and three children

Regina Milteer

Regina Milteer, MD, FAAP, is the Medical Director, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. Dr. Milteer has had a distinguished career focused on ensuring quality care and services for children, leading physicians, training residents and medical students, and creating and implementing a variety of initiatives in different settings to introduce new approaches to delivering medical care. She has served as Chairman of the Old Dominion Medical Society; on the Executive Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Media and Communications; and was appointed to the Virginia Child Fatality and Review Team by Governors Kaine and McDonnell.

Dr. Milteer has developed curricula and training modules for residents and medical students and held academic appointments in pediatrics at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Howard University for much of her career. She has received outstanding teaching awards from all of them multiple times. She was also named Pediatrician of the Year at Inova’s Hospital for Children.

In addition, Dr. Milteer has written a wide range of articles and papers. She graduated with honors from Hampton University and from VCU School of Medicine.

R. Gordon Smith retired from McGuireWoods LLP, an international law firm based in Richmond, Virginia. While with the firm, Mr. Smith specialized in the areas of healthcare, corporate finance and securities, mergers, acquisitions, and securities compliance and enforcement. He represented the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan in Virginia from 1970 until his retirement in 2015.

Mr. Smith is a former Chairman of the Council of Virginia Institute of Marine Science. He is also a member of the American Law Institute, and a Fellow of the American Bar Association. In addition, he has served on the Boards of Directors of Trigon Healthcare, Inc.; Scott & Stringfellow Financial, Inc.; and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Smith also served as General Counsel to Signet Banking Corporation, and as President of the Virginia Bar Association.

In 2012, Mr. Smith was named the “Richmond Health Care Lawyer of the Year,” by Best Lawyers, and has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” by Woodward/White, Inc. for the past 25 years. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, and has a B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Sally W. Southard, MSN, PNP, BC, AE-C, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy Clinic in Roanoke Virginia. She has been a pediatric nurse with Carilion Clinic for 37 years and an instructor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for 3 years, as well as the University of Virginia School of Nursing. In addition to her work at Carilion, Ms. Southard is a clinical preceptor for the Radford University School of Nursing. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Asthma Coalition.

Ms. Southard retired from the Salem City School Board after 18 years of service, and 16 years as Chairman. She is currently the President of the Greater Blue Ridge Chapter of JDRF, and a member of the board of directors of CHIP of the Roanoke Valley. She is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Virginia Nurses Association, and the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners.

Ms. Southard received her B.A. in Psychology from Roanoke College and obtained her BSN and MSN with a pediatric nurse practitioner certificate from the University of Virginia.

R. P. Sowers, III, MD, founded Patient First in 1981 and has served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Patient First since the Company’s inception. He has guided its growth from one center to 65 centers in four states, and he is fundamentally responsible for the creation of the proprietary software that provides Patient First with automated systems that remain unique in the medical field.

Dr. Sowers established and directed the Patient First Quality Assurance programs, physician training standards, and medical and service protocols. A recognized expert in the ambulatory care field, Dr. Sowers delivered testimony by invitation to the Federal Trade Commission, Virginia Health Regulatory Board, Virginia Board of Pharmacy, members of the United States Congress and committees of the Virginia General Assembly, the Medical Society of Virginia, and the Richmond Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Sowers has over three decades of experience in the medical field. After serving a stint as a flight surgeon in the Air Force, he was an emergency room physician for six years before starting Patient First. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Medical College of Virginia.

Board of Advisors

Jean Clary Bagley is the former President and Owner of Century 21 — Clary & Associates, Inc. She currently serves as Chairman of the VCU-Community Memorial Hospital Foundation in South Hill. She is a former board member of Virginia Power, the Virginia Business Education Partnership, and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership. Ms. Clary is past Chairwoman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and a former director of Virginia FREE and the Virginia Institute of Political Leadership. She has also served as Chairwoman of the Greensville County Education Foundation and has co-authored the CARES (Children are Really Extra Special) program, a business/ education partnership that involves over 1,000 children in the Greensville County School system.

LuAnn L. Bennett is President/Owner of Bennett Group, a real estate service firm in Washington, DC. Bennett Group provides construction and construction management services in the Greater Washington, DC area with a growing emphasis on sustainability. A LEED accredited professional, LuAnn serves on the Governor’s Commission on Climate Change for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is a partner in Bennett & Owens, a sports management and real estate development firm with a 20-plus year history in Washington, DC.

A long-time advocate for youth and education, she currently serves on the Board of the Directors of the National Children’s Museum and on the Board of Trustees of the University of the District of Columbia. Ms. Bennett has also served on the Boards of Kingsbury Center in Washington, DC, The Potomac School Board in McLean, Virginia, which she chaired for three years, the Good Samaritan Foundation, and on the Advisory Board of CharityWorks.

Lawrence E. Blanchard, III, MD is a managing partner with Dermatology Associates of Virginia. As a former president of both the Medical Society of Virginia and the Richmond Academy of Medicine, Dr. Blanchard has had the opportunity to participate locally, statewide and nationally in organized medicine, with special interests in cost containment and health care reform.

Additionally, he has served on the Board of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation for six years, holding several leadership positions including Board Chairman of the Medical Society of Virginia Foundation (2006-2007). He was also on the Founding Board of the Richmond Academy of Medicine’s Access Now program, and volunteers to see uninsured Project Access patients in his practice.

Dr. Blanchard is a graduate of Duke University and received his medical degree and his dermatology training from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mark W. Clark, MD, MPH is a retired cardiologist. Dr. Clark earned both his Doctor of Medicine and his Masters in Public Health from Harvard University and received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University.  Dr. Clark is past President of Tidewater Heart Specialists, Inc.

Board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine, Dr. Clark has long been active in the medical community, including serving as Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Chair of the Divisions of Cardiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Sentara Hampton General Hospital.  Dr. Clark has previously served on the Board of the Community Free Clinic of Newport News and is a volunteer physician at the clinic.

Jean Cunningham, (Former Chairman), retired from Alcoa in 2001 where she had been Director of Arbitration and then Vice President of Human Resources for the business unit of Alcoa, formerly a part of the Reynolds Metals Company. For years, she served as a labor and personnel attorney for Reynolds Metals Company.

A former member of the Virginia House of Delegates (1986-1998), she was a key figure on both the Health, Welfare & Institutions and Appropriations Committees. Ms. Cunningham has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Virginia State University’s Board of Visitors, the State Social Services Board, the Virginia Poverty Law Center, the Civil Rights Memorial Foundation board, and the State Council for Higher Education (SCHEV). She is also a member of the Links, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., public-service organizations.

Ms. Cunningham has received numerous awards, including the YWCA Outstanding Woman of the Year Award in Law, the 1998 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus, the Dominion Power Strong Men and Women Award, Virginia State Conference of the NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award and the Advocate of the Year Award from the Virginians Against Handgun Violence. Ms. Cunningham is a graduate of Virginia State University and Howard University School of Law.

Ben J. Davenport, Jr., is the Chairman of First Piedmont Corporation, a regional waste hauling and disposal company, and Davenport Energy, a regional petroleum supplier.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Tech Carilion Medical School, the Virginia Tech Foundation and the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research.

Mr. Davenport sits on the Board of American National Bank and Trust and of Boxley Materials.  A graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and Virginia Tech, Mr. Davenport resides in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  His local volunteer commitments include serving on the Boards of Hargrave Military Academy and the Future of the Piedmont Foundation.  He is a former Rector of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Tech.

Norwood H. Davis, Jr., is the former Chairman and CEO of Trigon Healthcare Inc (retired). He is a member of the boards of Hilb, Rogal & Hobbs, Company (NYSE); AquaHabiStat; North Star Industries; Harbert Venture Partners; Harren Equity Partners; The Mariner’s Museum; Boys and Girls Club Foundation; Science Museum of Virginia; Schooner Virginia; Volvo Ocean Race (Chesapeake) formerly Whitbread Around the World Race, Board of Trustees; United States Sailing Association, President’s Club; Honorary Chairman, American Heart Association (Virginia) “Save Lives Now” campaign; University of Virginia Law School of Business Advisory Council; Fellow, Society of International Business Fellows.

Kester S. Freeman, is the retired founding Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Health, the largest integrated healthcare delivery system in South Carolina.  Palmetto Health includes a regional teaching hospital and tertiary center, an acute care hospital, a heart hospital, a children’s hospital, and a psychiatric hospital.

As President of KSF Consulting, Mr. Freeman serves as a healthcare consultant to Palmetto Health and to the law firm of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC.  He also serves as chair of the South Carolina Research Foundation Board and as a member of the Palmetto Health Foundation Board.  He previously served as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Mental Health Task Force, as founding chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s Universal Coverage Work Group, as a member of the Sabal Medical, Inc., Board, as a member and chair of the finance committee of the Virginia Healthcare Foundation Board, as chair of the Premier, Inc., blog group, and as a member of the advisory committee of Perfect Select, Inc.

As Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Health, Mr. Freeman spearheaded the creation and development of Health Sciences South Carolina – an inclusive, collaborative, public-private partnership that brings together universities, health systems, and other partners committed to the vision of using health science education and research to drive economic growth and improved health status throughout the state.  He served as founding chair of the Health Sciences South Carolina board, which is currently comprised of the Greenville Hospital System, the Medical University of South Carolina, Palmetto Health, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, the University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

Mr. Freeman is the recipient of the South Carolina Hospital Association’s 1998 Distinguished Service Award, its highest honor presented to individuals who have contributed significantly to health care in South Carolina.  He also received the Association’s Merit Award for Distinguished Service.  He served as chair of the South Carolina Hospital Association board, as chair of the Carolina HealthChoice Network board, as a member of the American Hospital Association’s Organizational Ethics Task Force, as a COTH representative to the Association of American Medical Colleges Assembly, as a member of Duke University’s Alumni Association board and as president of that university’s Hospital and Health Administration Alumni Association, and as chair of the H. Carl Rowland Memorial Library board of The Duke Endowment.  He also served for seven years as a member of the Premier, Inc. board of directors and as chair of their audit committee, as a member of the National Committee on Quality Health Care board, and as a delegate to the Academy for International Health Studies.

In his role as a community leader, Mr. Freeman served as founding chair and member of the executive committee of the City Center Partnership board, chair of the United Way of the Midlands board, as a member of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce executive committee and board, as chair of the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce board, and as a founding member of the Midlands Business Leadership Group executive committee and board.

Mr. Freeman earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the College of William and Mary where he also minored in Sociology.  He earned his master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Duke University.  He began his career in health care administration as an officer in the US Navy’s Medical Service Corp and at the Greenville Hospital System.  He subsequently served as executive vice president at The Fairfax Hospital Association, now known as INOVA, and later returned to South Carolina where he served as chief executive officer and president of Richland Memorial Hospital.  In that capacity he helped spearhead the merger in 1998 of Richland Memorial Hospital and Baptist Healthcare System, Inc., into what is now known as Palmetto Health.

Mr. Freeman received his B.A. in economics from the College of William and Mary, and his Master’s in hospital administration from Duke University.

Richard L. Grier, (Former Chairman), is a stockholder and director in the Richmond, Virginia law firm, Thompson McMullan, P.C.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of Least of These Ministries, Change the World RVA, Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, and SeniorNavigator (Treasurer). He was a former board member of Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the Westminster Canterbury Foundation. His affiliations with professional societies include the Richmond and American Bar Associations. Mr. Grier is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina Law School.

John H. Hager, (Former Chairman), is retired. He is a former Assistant Secretary with the US Department of Education (2005-2007), former Virginia Homeland Security Director (2002-2005) and served as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor from 1998-2002. Mr. Hager continues to be active in Virginia politics and has been the Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia. His business career, prior to becoming Lieutenant Governor, covered 34 years with the American Tobacco Company in Richmond and New York. He was Senior Vice-President of Leaf and Specialty Products from which he retired in 1994 when the corporation was sold. A long time civic, charity and community leader, he has served as President or Chairman of over 30 Boards and Commissions in Virginia. He currently serves as Honorary Chairman of the Greater Richmond Convention Center; Chairman of the Sorensen Institute at the University of Virginia, the National Council at Stratford Hall, and Senior Navigator; and as a Director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Richmond Region Tourism, the Thomas Jefferson Institute, Virginia Free, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Virginia 21. He is married to Margaret C. Hager, has two married sons and is a graduate of Purdue University and the Harvard Business School.

Ellen McCloy Hall is the former President of the Mobil Foundation and Manager of the Corporate and Community Affairs Department. Before her career at Mobil Corporation, she held the position of Assistant to the President of CBS News. Ms. McCloy Hall also has served on the boards of Wolf Trap and Marymount University.  Now in retirement, she is active in various local community and church    endeavors. She received her bachelor degree from Smith College.

Charlie Hill retired as EVP, Human Resources of Landmark Media Enterprises LLC formerly Landmark Communications, Inc. His retirement ended more than 40 years of progressive leadership and managerial experience in the telecommunications, chemical and media industries. He is co-founder and President of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum and a founding Board member of the Community Free Clinic of Newport News. He has been an active board member of several civic and business groups, including the Board of Directors of the Crispus Attucks Cultural Center, the Corporate Advisory Board of Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia, the INROADS Mid-Atlantic Regional Board of Directors, and the Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Advisory Council of Hampton Roads, among many other civic endeavors. He also is a former member of the Hampton Roads Health Coalition Board of Directors and a member of the National Association of Minorities in Cable Hall of Fame. He was awarded the Honorary Associate Degree of Humane Letters from the Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia in 2011. He is a CIVIC Leadership Institute graduate. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University.

He holds an MBA from Hampton University, a Bachelor’s in economics from Virginia State College. Mr. Hill is an active member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and has served as a Trustee and Elder at Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia, a member of the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America and co-chair of the International 100 Black Men of America Health and Wellness Committee, and International chair of the 100 Black Men of America Prostate Cancer Initiative. He has received several awards and has been featured in numerous publications for his work in prostate cancer awareness and education. Recently received the Virginia State University President’s Medal and the Hampton University Presidential Citizenship Award Citation.

S. Anderson Hughes retired as a Regional Group/State President of Branch Banking and Trust Company. Mr. Hughes held various positions with First Virginia Banks, Inc. and most recently was President and CEO of First Virginia Bank – Colonial in Richmond, until the merger with BB&T.

Mr. Hughes has been involved with many civic and charitable organizations. He is presently a member of Board of Visitors of Christopher Newport University; trustee, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges; member of Executive Advisory Council, Robins School of Business. He is a former board member, The Steward School Foundation; former director, The Greater Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross; former trustee and treasurer, Virginia Health Care Foundation; former director and chairman of the Foundation Board of John Tyler Community College; past president, Richmond Group of Robert Morris Associates; past director, Virginias-Carolinas Chapter of Robert Morris Associates; past director of Management Services Inc., a subsidiary of the Virginia Bankers Association; former member of the vestry, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Richmond, Virginia.

Mr. Hughes holds a B.S. degree from the University of Virginia and is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers School of Bank Management and the American Bankers Stonier Graduate School of Banking.

Clarion E. Johnson, MD, (Former Chairman), retired as Medical Global Director for Exxon Mobil, but serves as a Consultant. He is on the Board of Advisors for Yale School of Public Health.
A cardiologist and internist, he has received a significant number of awards and fellowships, and has published extensively. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine in the subspecialty Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Occupational Medicine. He is also an avid supporter of the Washington Free Clinic in Washington D.C.   Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and the Yale School of Medicine.

Jane Norwood Kusiak, (Former Chairman), is the Executive Director of the Council on Virginia’s Future, which is chaired by the Governor and was established in 2004 to provide a broad-based view of Virginia’s progress in key quality-of-life areas and government operations.  A signature initiative of the Council is Virginia Performs, a performance leadership and accountability system for state government.

For over twenty-five years, Ms. Kusiak has served the Commonwealth of Virginia in senior leadership and policy positions in the legislative and executive branches, including the House Appropriations Committee, the Governor’s Office, and the Joint Commission on Health Care as its first Executive Director.

Ms. Kusiak has served on a number of boards, including Retreat Hospital, Virginia Health Information, and Women’s Health Virginia.  She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Virginia School of Nursing.

In 1992, Ms. Kusiak received the Outstanding Woman in Government Award from the Richmond Metropolitan Area YWCA; and in 2009, she and the Council received an Excellence in Virginia Government Award from the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Ms. Kusiak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hospital administration from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts degree from St. Louis University. Ms. Kusiak has been married to Tom Kusiak for twenty-five years and has two children, Emily who is twenty-seven and Brian who is twenty-six.

George A. Levicki, DDS, (Former Chairman), is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Virginia. He is the former Chairman for the Delta Dental Plans Association and continues to serve on the Board of Directors and is currently serving as the Chairman of the E-Business & Technology Committee. Delta Dental is a national organization of member plans in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, who make up the nation’s leading dental benefits provider with enrollment of 68 million Americans. He is a member of the American Dental Association and serves on the Board of Directors for Corvesta, Inc., OneMind Health, Inc. (?), Corvesta Life Insurance Company, Revolv, Inc., Delta Dental of Virginia Foundation, Encara, Inc. and Healthentic, Inc.

He serves his community by serving on the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce Business Council and the Carilion Executive Health Care Forum. Dr. Levicki received his B.S. in Biology from Virginia Tech and his graduate education from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Lemuel E. Lewis, is president of LocalWeather.com, a web-based privately held media company he founded in 2008. He served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Landmark Communications, Inc., a privately-held media and broadcasting company, from 2000 to 2006. Lewis was appointed to the board of the Federal Reserve Bank in 2004, where he served as deputy chairman from 2007 to 2008, chairman of the audit committee from 2005 to 2008, and chairman from 2009 until his retirement. He currently serves on the boards of Owens & Minor, Markel Corporation and Dollar Tree, Inc. Mr. Lewis holds both a B.A. in economics and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia.

T. Carter Melton, Jr., (Former Chairman), is the former President and CEO of Rockingham Memorial Hospital, a position he held for 30 years until his retirement in 2008.  He also served as President of the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation, from 1974-2008, and was a member of Virginia’s Health Reform Commission, created by Governor Kaine to improve access to competent, affordable healthcare for all Virginians.

A recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and the Businessman of the Year award from the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.  He also received the Silver Hope Award, the National MS Society’s highest honor.

He served on the Board of Directors of the MCV Foundation, is the former Chairman of the Board of Rockingham Group Insurance Company, the former Chairman of the Board of both the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and the Voluntary Hospitals of America-Central Atlantic, Inc. and was a longtime member of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Military Institute.  Mr. Melton received his BA from Virginia Military Institute and his MHA from the Medical College of Virginia.

Leigh B. Middleditch, Jr., (Former Chairman), Leigh serves as of counsel in the Charlottesville office of McGuireWoods LLP, and as vice president of McGuireWoods Consulting LLC where his practice is now concentrated in the Non-Governmental and Exempt Organizations fields.

Leigh has previously served on the board of visitors and as the legal advisor to the University of Virginia and was a founder of the university’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership. He also held the position of university lecturer in the Law and Darden Graduate Business Schools and is co-author of Virginia Civil Procedure. Leigh has been chairman of the university’s Health Services Foundation; Virginia Health Care Foundation; Charlottesville-Albemarle Chamber of Commerce; Virginia Chamber of Commerce; Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association, and a member of the ABA board of governors. He has also served as a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce; trustee of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello); and president of the University of Virginia Law Association and alumni board of managers. He currently is on the board of the Montpelier Foundation; the UVA White Burkett Miller Council and Foundation for the Study of the Presidency; and is a trustee of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. Leigh served on active duty with the United States Navy from 1951-1954 and retired as a Captain USNR.

William C. Mims currently serves on the Virginia Supreme Court. Prior to his investiture, he was Virginia’s Attorney General. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1992-1997, and in the Virginia Senate from 1998 to 2005.

Justice Mims grew up in Harrisonburg, and was educated in the Harrisonburg public schools. He received a degree in History from the College of William and Mary. He also did graduate work in Public Administration at William and Mary. He has law degrees from George Washington University and Georgetown University.

During his years in the General Assembly, Justice Mims worked as an attorney in Leesburg. Prior to practicing law he served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf and as Deputy Legislative Director to Senator Paul Trible. He was a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University from 2002 through 2005. He presently serves as an elder for his church, and on two non-profit boards – the Virginia Health Care Foundation and the John Marshall Foundation.

Gilmer Minor, III, (former Chairman), is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Owens & Minor, Inc.  Owens & Minor is a Fortune 300 global distributor of medical and surgical supplies to hospitals, nursing homes, and physicians. He is currently Chairman of the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia (SCHEV). He served on several Boards of Directors, including the Board of Directors of SunTrust Banks, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia, the Advisory Board of the Massey Cancer Center of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and the Advisory Board of the VCU School of Business.

Mr. Minor served for 8 years on the VMI Board of Visitors in Lexington, Virginia, and was President (Rector) of the Board his last 3 years.  He also served on the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia School of Nursing.  In recognition of his civic and charitable involvement, Mr. Minor has received local, state and national awards, including the United Negro College Fund’s Flame Bearer of Education Award, the Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame and the B’nai B’rith National Healthcare Award and the Virginia Industrialist of the Year in 2001. He also received the Virginia Military Institute’s Distinguished Service Award in 2008 for his long service to his alma mater, and is a member of the VMI Sports Hall of Fame for football and baseball.

He is a 1963 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the Colgate Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 1966.

Bruce Randolph Murray is the president of Greenbrier Management, LP in Charlottesville, Virginia. Ms. Murray is the former Chairman of the Charlottesville Free clinic and continues to sit on its Board. She is active on several Charlottesville area Boards including the Habitat for Humanity – Greater Charlottesville Area Advisory Board, the Blue Ridge PACE Board, and the Women’s Initiative Board.

She formally served on the Martha Jefferson Hospital Health Services Board, and the Central Virginia Chapter National Multiple Sclerosis Society Advisory Board. In addition, Ms. Murray was one of the original founders of the Emily Couric Leadership Forum.

Ms. Murray was the co-recipient of the Silver Hope Award in l998, and the Shenandoah Chapter of the National Society Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) Volunteer Philanthropist of the Year in l999. The Junior League of Charlottesville recognized her as the recipient of the 2005 Emily Couric Community Advocacy Award. In April 2008, the American Heart Association honored Ms. Murray for commitment to community with the William “Billy” Getchell Award.

Ms. Murray is a graduate of Majorie Webster Junior College with an Associate in Arts Degree.

Philip M. Reilly, (Former Chairman), is Director of Finance of the National Catholic Educational Association.  A resident of Fairfax County, he is past Chairman of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Business Healthcare Task Force; past Vice Chairman of the Northern Region of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce; past Chairman of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce; and winner of the Washington Post Cup as Citizen of the Year. Mr. Reilly graduated from King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; and received his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He has served as Chairman of the Arts Council of Fairfax County and is a past Chairman of the Board of the Medmarc Insurance Group. As a lieutenant in the Marine Corps, he served as an infantry platoon commander in Vietnam.

Thomas G. Snead, Jr., (Former Chairman), is the retired president and CEO of the Southeast Region for WellPoint, Inc.  Prior to the merger of Anthem, Inc. and WellPoint Health Networks Inc. in November 2004, Mr. Snead served as President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Southeast region.

Mr. Snead joined Trigon Healthcare, Inc. (acquired by Anthem in 2002) in 1985 and held several financial positions until 1990. Mr. Snead was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1990 and was elected President and Chief Operating Officer in 1997. In 1999, Mr. Snead was elected to the Trigon Board of Directors and named President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2000, he was elected Chairman of the Board. Before joining the company, Mr. Snead served on the staff of public accounting firm KPMG, LLP and was financial executive for several small firms in the Richmond area.

In addition to having served as Chair of the Virginia Health Care Foundation Board of Trustees, Mr. Snead serves as director on the following boards: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business Foundation, Virginia Historical Society, Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Foundation, Xenith Bank, Tredegar Corporation and CSA Medical Inc.

Mr. Snead earned a BS in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1976.

Karla M. Sorensen spent the last 22 years as Vice-President of both Alban Development Corporation and Sorensen Construction Corporation in Woodbridge, Virginia. The companies are residential land developers, homebuilders, and residential marketing specialists. Certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Ms. Sorensen has served on numerous community, medical, and educational boards including the Board of Visitors of Marymount University; the Virginia Hospital Centers, Visiting Nurse Home Care, Inc., the Arlington Health Ventures Group, Inc.; and the University of Virginia, School of Nursing Advisory Board. Ms. Sorensen is a graduate of Marymount University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

James M. Turner, Jr., retired as Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman of J.M. Turner & Company, Inc. He earned his B.S. in Commerce from Washington and Lee University and received his J.D. from W&L’s School of Law. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1967 to 1973. Mr. Turner is a Trustee of both Carilion Health System and Home Town Bank. Mr. Turner has served on a number of boards, including Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, and the Advisory Board of BB&T. In addition to participating in many other civic activities, he is past President of the Western Virginia Land Trust, Valley Beautiful, the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Roanoke Valley, the Science Museum of Western Virginia and the Roanoke Chapter of Trout Unlimited. He is past Chairman of the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission, the Roanoke Civic Center Commission, the Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership, and the Roanoke City School Board. Other interests include fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and birding.