Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro Elects New Board Members

October 18, 2013

October 1, marked the start of a new fiscal year for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), including the election of 2013-2014 officers to the board of directors, re-appointments of three members and the appointment of two new board members. Dr. Patrick Wright will continue his second year as board chair. Other members of the executive committee include Mary Bernard Magrinat, vice chair; Susan Shumaker, secretary/treasurer and at-large members, Ralph Shelton, Carolynn Rice and Bob Newton.

Re-appointed for second three-year terms were Terry Akin and Susan Shumaker (Cone Health appointments) and Mary Magrinat (community appointment). The board expressed deep appreciation to retiring members Karin Henderson and Ron Johnson. This year, HPCG welcomed new directors, Youland Williams and Sharon Coulter James to the board.

Williams, appointed by Cone Health, has served as Cone’s executive director of nursing for oncology – inpatient and outpatient services – since 2012. She is a nurse leader with more than 15 years of comprehensive experience in employee engagement, talent identification and developing diverse teams. She has been recognized for inspiring teams to achieve exceptional patient and employee outcomes. She has held numerous positions at Cone Health since 1997. She holds a M.S. in nursing administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a B.S. in nursing from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University.

James, elected as a community representative, is an executive leader with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare administration. Currently, James is an international healthcare surveyor for Joint Commission. James served as senior vice president at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill from 2000 until 2011. Prior to this appointment, she served in various executive leadership roles at ViaHealth in Rochester New York from 1997 until 2000. James holds an M.B.A. from Rockhurst College as well as a M.S.N. from the University of Kansas.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas for more than 30 years, is situated on an eight-acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or hospicegso.org.

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