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3 members join Nash UNC Health Care board

Posted on January 10, 2022

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ROCKY MOUNT — Nash UNC Health Care has appointed three new members to its Board of Commissioners, replacing Jeffrey Batts after he completed his final term and filling two additional vacancies.

New board members David Browder, M.D., H. Mike Johnson, O.D., and Kevin Jones started their terms after being sworn in during Thursday’s board meeting.

In addition, the board elects officers for annual terms that begin each January. For 2022, the board’s executive leaders for Nash UNC are Bill Lehnes, chair; John Barker, past chair; Joel Bryant, vice chair; Butch Holland, treasurer; and Jean Kitchin, secretary. 

“Nash UNC Health Care has been incredibly fortunate to have such a strong and dedicated board of commissioners throughout the pandemic and our implementation of a new strategic plan that began in 2019,” said L. Lee Isley, president and CEO of Nash UNC Health Care. “Our board brings diverse perspectives and ideas to guide the strategic direction of the hospital to ensure we best meet the needs of our community. We are excited to add Dr. David Browder, Dr. Mike Johnson and Kevin Jones to this dynamic group of community leaders.”

Browder, originally from Weldon, has practiced internal medicine as a partner physician at the Boice-Willis Clinic for 25 years. He has served multiple terms on the Boice-Willis executive committee and is a medical director for Community Hospice of Rocky Mount and research medical director for Accellacare of Rocky Mount. 

Johnson, a native of Whitakers, has practiced optometry for 38 years in Rocky Mount. He has held multiple leadership positions within the community, including the Nash County Human Services Board from 1991 to 2001 and 2007 to today, where he has served as chairman since 2008.

Jones is a native of Rocky Mount and brings more than 10 years of experience in public policy at the local, state and federal levels. He is a transportation specialist for the U.S. Department of Transportation and manages a local scholarship to provide students with college scholarships, technology resources and educational programs.

Nash UNC Health Care is a nonprofit hospital authority composed of four licensed hospitals totaling 345 beds: Nash General Hospital, Nash Day Hospital, Coastal Plain Hospital and the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center.

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