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Published on May 07, 2018

Chatham Hospital Appoints New Board Members

UNC Chatham Hospital welcomed four new members to its Board of Trustees in February.  The new members include Angelynn Fox, Paul Cuadros, Matt Smith and Dennis Streets.

Ms. Fox is the current pharmacy manager and clinical pharmacist at Siler City Pharmacy.  She is a graduate of the UNC School of Pharmacy and currently resides in Siler City.  She is also actively involved with Chatham Drug Free and the Chatham Cares Community Pharmacy.

Mr. Smith is currently employed by UNC Health Care as an Associate Vice-President.  He received his MBA at UNC Chapel Hill and an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.  Matt lives in Chapel Hill and is a Board member of Victory Village Day Care.

Mr. Streets has been the Executive Director of the Chatham Council on Aging since 2014.  He is also involved with the Chatham Health Alliance, the North Carolina Association on Aging and past Chair of the Chatham Task Force on Affordable Housing.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He resides in Pittsboro.

Mr. Cuadros is an Associate Professor in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.  He is an award winning investigative reporter and author.  He is well- known for his book, A Home on the Field, How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America, which tells the story of Siler City, Latino immigration and the Jordan Matthews High School Soccer Team. 

The four new members joined David Poe and Mark Hall who were appointed to the Board in 2017 and longer tenured members Mary Beck, Righad Bitar, MD, Woodward Burgert III, M.D., Cody Deen, MD, Robert Enders, Etta Foushee, Barry Hayes, Mel Hurston and Walter Petty.

The new trustees replaced outgoing Board members, Barry Wilkie, Todd Peterson, Paul Powell, DDS and Mark Zeringue, MD.  At its last meeting of 2017 in December, Mr. Wilkie was recognized and honored for his 18 years of distinguished service on the Board including 7 years as its Chairman.  The board room located in the Chatham Medical Park building behind the hospital was renamed the Barry G. Wilkie Conference Room in his honor.

Newly elected Board Chair, Mary Beck, thanked each outgoing trustee for his service and welcomed the new members to the Board.  “We wish to thank all of our Board members for their dedicated service to Chatham Hospital and the Siler City community.” stated Ms. Beck.  “As leaders in our community, they offer their unique perspectives on health care in Chatham County and provide a local voice to the UNC Health Care System.

The Chatham Hospital Board of Trustees is comprised of 15 volunteer members appointed for three- year terms by the UNC Health Care System Board of Directors and may be reappointed to serve two additional terms.  Chatham Hospital became a part of the UNC Health Care System in 2008.  It is located at 475 Progress Boulevard in the Central Carolina Business Park in Siler City.

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