Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Marc Carpenter
, Chairman
Retired Director of Human Resources, Heritage Home Group

Peg BroyhillSecretary
Retired Investment Broker, Wachovia Securities

David Burnette, DO

Physician, Internal Medicine, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

Rich DeAugustinis

Retired General Manager of PCA Morganton Corrugated Operations

David Gray
Professional engineer, General contractor

Jordan Greene
, Treasurer
Partner/Financial Advisor, Black and Associates, LLC

Rob Hinman
Senior pastor, Lenoir Presbyterian Church

Jared Huffman

Health Care Administrator, Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge

Mack Jarvis, III
Senior pastor, First Baptist Church, Hudson

Greg Jones, MD
, Vice Chair
Physician, Radiation Oncology, Levine Cancer Institute Blue Ridge

David Lackey
Attorney, private practice

Rhonda Lee

Human Resources Director, Burke County Government

Tamra Starnes
Retired banker, First Union National Bank (now Wachovia Wells Fargo)

Wongalee Thomas
Retired District Manager, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation

Janet Winkler
Retired banker, Bank of Granite


Senior Leadership Team

Cathy Swanson, MPH
Chief Executive Officer

Julia Sherrill, MD, HMDC
Chief Medical Officer

Terry Johnson, BA
VP of Finance

April Moore, BSBA
VP of Business Services

Kathy Tunstill, BSN, RN, CCM
VP of Nursing Services

Anna Blanton, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C
VP of Support Services

Carol Smith, BSN, RN

VP of High Country Service Area

Jacquita White Blount, MS, CHPCA

VP of Burke Service Area

Bobbie Self, MSN, RN, CHPN

VP of Quality and Compliance

Kerri McFalls, BS

VP of Community Engagement



Julia Sherrill, MD, HMDC
Chief Medical Officer

Leonidas Goudas, MD

Associate Medical Director

Melissa Braunsteiner, MD


Tracy Parrish, MD


Jamie Allman, MSN, AGPCNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Suzan Cabral, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Freda Cowan, DNP, FNP-BC
Lead Nurse Practitioner

Chuck Crisp, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Rachael Farish, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Amber Fortenberry, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Amy Gorman, MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner

Trel Lowe, RN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner 

Brandi Newell, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Donna Tate, MSN, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner

Ginger Warren, DNP, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner