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CAROLYN W. JACQUES, M.ED, RNC, CHAIR OF THE BOARD

CAROLYN W. JACQUES, M.ED, RNC, CHAIR OF THE BOARD
Carolyn W. Jacques, M.Ed, RNC
CAROLYN W. JACQUES, M.ED, RNC, CHAIR OF THE BOARD

Carolyn Jacques, a native of Lynchburg, Virginia, is a certified Inpatient Obstetrics Nurse and Childbirth Educator. Ms. Jacques graduated from the Virginia Baptist Hospital (VBH) School of Nursing in 1973 which launched her 46-year career in nursing. Ms. Jacques holds both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Lynchburg. 

Ms. Jacques’ most notable achievements include: the design and build of The Birth Centers at VBH and Southside Community Hospital; the transition to Mother-Baby Nursing Care; the design and build of The Pediatric Center and the Emergency Room Pediatric Pod at Lynchburg General Hospital (LGH); facilitating the transition of relocating all pediatric services from VBH to LGH; the establishment of the first Midwifery Practice in the Lynchburg community; and, the establishment of the first Pediatric Hospitalist Practice at Centra.

Over the years Ms. Jacques’ recognitions for her contributions to both the nursing profession and the greater Lynchburg community include: the Virginia Nurses Association Leadership in Nursing Award, the YWCA Woman of the Year Award, and she was recognized as the 2006 Newsmaker of the Year by the News & Daily Advance.

Ms. Jacques' professional memberships include: The American Organization of Nurse Executives; The National Association of Women's Health Professionals; The Virginia Nurses Association, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses; and Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing.

Since retiring in July 2019, Ms. Jacques has been volunteering her time working with the Curator of Monticello's flower gardens in addition to actively participating on community boards.

George A. Hurt, MD, Vice Chair

George A. Hurt, MD, Vice Chair
George A. Hurt photo
George A. Hurt, MD, Vice Chair

George Hurt, MD, a longtime central Virginia neurosurgeon, has been a member of the Centra Foundation Board of Directors since 1993. Dr. Hurt graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Dr. Hurt and his wife, Cinda, made an endowment to fund nursing education in memory of Cinda’s aunt, Virginia Avenel Henderson. Miss Henderson, a nurse, was a nursing education professor and author of texts used throughout the world. The Hurts made the gift as a way to give back to the nurses who have helped Dr. Hurt though his career and to honor the life and memory of Miss Henderson.

Dr. Hurt is a member of the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine, the Medical Society of Virginia, the American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Amy F. Carrier, President & CEO

Amy F. Carrier, President & CEO
Amy F. Carrier, President & CEO

Ms. Carrier holds a bachelor of arts degree in labor studies from The Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. With over 28 years in healthcare, her experience spans the continuum of care and is reflected in her high regard for the value and contribution of every member of the team.

Ms. Carrier has proven expertise in strategy, operations, service line development and strong community relations.

Doug Davenport, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Doug Davenport, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer
Doug Davenport photo
Doug Davenport, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Doug Davenport joined Centra on January 23, 2020 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joins Centra from Mercy One Health, a multi-hospital system in Iowa. Mr. Davenport's distinguished career includes a track record of success in strategic financial direction and health of multi-entity healthcare systems, while serving as the CFO at large systems across the country.

Mr. Davenport possesses extensive expertise and knowledge in debt financing, managed care contracting, financial performance improvement, revenue cycle optimization, and physician enterprise growth.

Mr. Daveport holds a BBA in Business Administration from Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, CA, and a MBA from City University in Bellevue, WA. He has served the community on multiple boards, and has achieved Lean Bronze certification.

His wealth of experience will serve Centra well as we continue to make Centra a sustainable and affordable healthcare system.

Beth Doyle, Executive Vice President & Secretary

Beth Doyle, Executive Vice President & Secretary
Beth Doyle photo
Beth Doyle, Executive Vice President & Secretary

Beth Doyle, a Lynchburg native, holds a degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington. Ms. Doyle spent 30 years in nonprofit management before joining Centra in 2018. She has worked with the Annenberg Washington Program in Washington, DC, the Virginia Legal Aid Society in Lynchburg, and prior to joining Centra spent 6 years serving as the Director of Development at the Academy Center of the Arts in downtown Lynchburg. Ms. Doyle managed the Academy’s $16.6 million capital campaign to restore the historic Academy Theater, while simultaneously increasing overall operating contributions by 131% over her tenure. 

Winifred V. Agard, MD

Winifred V. Agard, MD
Winifred V. Agard, MD
Winifred V. Agard, MD

Winifred V. Agard, MD is a board-certified emergency physician. Dr. Agard has worked for Centra Health since 2008 in each of its emergency departments. In addition to her physician responsibilities, Dr. Agard is currently the Medical Director for Centra's Forensic Nurse Program, Team Lead for the emergency department peer counseling group, and serves on the Clinical Council of the Centra Board.

Dr. Agard graduated from Harvard/Radcliffe College with a concentration in Biological Anthropology and completed her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She completed a medical internship at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and emergency medicine residency at University of Rochester.

Dr. Agard has a passion for the arts. She has previously served on the board of Dance Theatre of Lynchburg and has performed with Dancing with the Lynchburg Stars.

Traci Blido

Traci Blido
Traci Blido

Traci Blido is the Executive Director of Virginia Career Works – Central Region.

She connects businesses with job seekers in the greater Lynchburg region and advances economic prosperity through workforce development solutions. The Virginia Career Works Center provides a variety of employment-related services for businesses at no cost and assists individuals with training and guidance, under the direction of Ms. Blido and the Central Virginia Workforce Development Board.

Prior to working at Virginia Career Works, she served as Bedford County’s Director of Economic Development for 10 years where she supported existing business growth and helped to attract dozens of new companies to the County, with investments totaling more than $100 million. During her tenure, Beale’s Brewery was created with her direct assistance and she received a grant to build a 60,000 square foot shell building that is now leased by Belvac Machinery, to name a couple of the projects she impacted.

Ms. Blido holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism/public relations from Liberty University. She currently serves on the Virginia Economic Development Association’s Board of Directors, and in her spare time, is Chairman of Rotary’s District 7570 PolioPlus program, where she works to end polio in the final two endemic countries. Rotary has helped to vaccinate more than 2.5 billion children against polio globally.

She lives with her husband, Mikael who she met in Sweden when they both worked for Ericsson, and she has two grown children.

Robert R. (Bob) Chapman III

Robert R. (Bob) Chapman III
Robert R. (Bob) Chapman, III photo
Robert R. (Bob) Chapman III

Robert R. (Bob) Chapman III is president and CEO of Bank of The James. After graduating from Virginia Military Institute and military service in the Army, Mr. Chapman began his career in banking and helped establish the Bank of The James in 1999.

Mr. Chapman's civic memberships include the Lynchburg Rotary Club, The United Way and the Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce.

Thomas J. Delaney, MD

Thomas J. Delaney, MD
Thomas J. Delaney, MD
Thomas J. Delaney, MD

Thomas J. Delaney, MD, is a graduate of Cornell University, BA and Cornell University Medical College, MD. He completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia Medical Center in 1979. Dr. Delaney is now an anesthesiologist at Lynchburg Anesthesia Associates with membership in the American Medical Association, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the Virginia Society of Anesthesiologists. 

Michael J. Diminick, MD

Michael J. Diminick, MD
Michael J. Diminick photo
Michael J. Diminick, MD

Michael J. Diminick, MD, is a graduate of Duke University, BS (Magna Cum Laude with Distinction) and Harvard Medical School in 1993. He completed his internship at the Harvard Medical School/New England Deaconess Medical Center and his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Diminick’s areas of specialty are total joint replacement surgery, hip resurfacing, partial knee replacements and sports medicine.

Dr. Diminick has professional affiliations with the AmericanAcademy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American College of Physician Executives and is a Board Certified Physician Executive. He is also the team physician for Liberty University.

MaryJane Dolan

MaryJane Dolan
MaryJane Dolan
MaryJane Dolan

MaryJane Dolan is president and CEO of Colonial Brokerage House, Inc. She holds many professional memberships and was named the YWCA's Business & Industry Woman of the Year. She serves on the YMCA Board of Directors, the Lynchburg College Business Advisory and the Point of Honor Museum Board.

James (Jim) Dunstan Jr., MD

James (Jim) Dunstan Jr., MD
James (Jim) Dunstan Jr., MD
James (Jim) Dunstan Jr., MD

James (Jim) Dunstan Jr., MD is a retired orthopedic surgeon who served the local community with Centra on medical staff from 1982 to 2019.  

Dr. Dunstan earned his bachelor’s degree at Yale University and completed medical school and Orthopedic Residency at the University of Virginia. He completed his Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee. After 22 years in private practice, Dr. Dunstan joined Centra Medical Group, serving as CMG Board Member, Medical Director and Orthopedic consultant in multiple areas.

Dr. Dunstan enjoys giving his time to the local community, having served at the Free Clinic and on multiple non-profit boards, most recently the Central Virginia Alliance for Community Living and the Boonsboro Fire and Rescue Squad boards, as well as on the Centra Foundation Board.

H.C. (Cap) Eschenroeder Jr., MD

H.C. (Cap) Eschenroeder Jr., MD
H.C. (Cap) Eschenroeder Jr., MD

H.C. (Cap) Eschenroeder Jr., MD is a physician with OrthoVirginia with privileges at both Centra Lynchburg General Hospital and Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital.  

Dr. Eschenroeder earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Virginia and completed his medical degree at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Eschenroeder completed his internship in general surgery, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery, both at the University of Virginia Hospital. He completed his fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery with the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Eschenroeder has many distinguished professional memberships, including the Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Orthopaedic Society, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Leticia Farrow

Leticia Farrow
Tish Farrow
Leticia Farrow

Leticia (Tish) Farrow is a native of Amherst County, Virginia. Ms. Farrow holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Lynchburg. Ms. Farrow currently serves as Supervisor of Special Education for Lynchburg City Schools. Her career also includes a proven track record of success in pharmaceutical sales, higher-education and non-profit fundraising. 

Sustaining relationships and building rapport is a must for Ms. Farrow. Her strongest desire is to be a resource while also being a service center. She believes in the practice of “kaizen,” and proving her worth while making a difference. She holds the utmost respect for the Centra healthcare system. Her life was in the hands of a General Surgeon, Radiologist, Oncologist, Plastic Surgeon and Nurse Navigators. 

Ms. Farrow wants the community to know the excellence that Centra has to offer; coupled with being proactive, and the importance of early detection.

Paul F. Fitzgerald, MD

Paul F. Fitzgerald, MD
Paul F. Fitzgerald, MD
Paul F. Fitzgerald, MD

Paul F. Fitzgerald, MD, was a founding partner of Piedmont Orthopaedic Surgery.  He and his partner performed the first joint replacement surgery in Lynchburg. Dr. Fitzgerald is a graduate of the New York University School of Medicine. He has served on the Centra Board of Directors, the Lynchburg City School Board, Lynchburg Academy of Medicine and E.C. Glass High School Athletic Boosters. Dr. Fitzgerald is also a clinical member of the orthopaedic faculty at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Now semi-retired, Dr. Fitzgerald works in the Free Clinic of Central Virginia and also serves on the Johnson Health Center Board of Directors.

Janet G. Hickman, MD

Janet G. Hickman, MD
Janet G. Hickman photo
Janet G. Hickman, MD

Janet G. Hickman, MD, is a dermatologist with Dermatology Consultants, Inc. She graduated from Harvard Medical School magna cum laude and Michigan State University with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry with high honors. She also holds positions at the Education & Research Foundation, Inc. and is a medical consultant and principal investigator.

Dr. Hickman has professional memberships in the American Academy of Dermatology, Virginia Dermatologic Society, Lynchburg Academy of Medicine, Medical Society of Virginia, Women's Dermatologic Society Foundation and has served in many leadership capacities.

Dr. Hickman's community involvement includes Family Services of Virginia Board of Directors, Virginia School of the Arts Board of Directors, E.C. Glass High School Band Boosters and Hillside Garden Club.

Dr. Hickman serves as chair of the Centra Foundation Governance Committee. 

Yuille (Skipper) Holt III

Yuille (Skipper) Holt III
Yuille (Skipper) Holt III photo
Yuille (Skipper) Holt III

Yuille (Skipper) Holt III retired in 2009 as the president and CEO of Campbell Insurance. He is active in many local organizations and is known throughout the Lynchburg community as a good will ambassador for civic involvement.

Mr. Holt is involved with the Academy of Arts, Amazement Square Children's Museum, Central Virginia Industries, The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation and Meals on Wheels.

Mr. Holt has been the recipient of many awards, including the Lynchburg Exchange Club Book of Golden Deeds Award, Lynch's Landing Margaret Burnette Award, Greater Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce F. M. Dink Cloyd Award for Service and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award.

Mr. Holt serves as chair of the Centra Foundation Fund Development Committee.

Cameron Patterson

Cameron Patterson
Cameron Patterson
Cameron Patterson

Cameron Patterson is the executive director of the Robert Russa Moton Museum (Moton), a National Historic Landmark, that preserves and constructively interprets the history of Civil Rights in Education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the leading role its citizens played in America’s transition from segregation towards integration.

Since joining Moton in January of 2017, Mr. Patterson has led efforts to grow staffing support, increase Moton’s presence across the commonwealth, solidify a thriving partnership with Longwood University, increase programs, and expand resources for young visitors. Professionally he is actively involved as a member of the Virginia Museum Association and the American Association for State & Local History where he takes an active interest in promoting museum advocacy efforts at all levels of government. 

Before joining Moton, Mr. Patterson worked in numerous roles within Student Affairs at Longwood University. He is actively involved in the local community and across the Commonwealth, supporting several different organizations and initiatives. Most recently, Mr. Patterson was appointed by Governor Ralph S. Northam to serve as a member of the Virginia African American Advisory Board. He also serves as a member of the State Board of Directors for the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chairman for the Farmville Planning Commission, and Prince Edward Christmas Mother board member.

A Lynchburg, Virginia, native, he graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor of Science in History, and a master’s degree in Counselor Education.

Augustus A. Petticolas Jr., DDS

Augustus A. Petticolas Jr., DDS
Augustus A. Petticolas Jr., DDS
Augustus A. Petticolas Jr., DDS

Augustus A. Petticolas Jr., DDS, is a Lynchburg dentist. He has been instrumental in the development of The Free Clinic, volunteered his time to treat patients, served as its president and continues to be a member of the board of directors.

Dr. Petticolas has been appointed by the Governor to serve a four-year term on the Virginia Board of Dentistry. He also serves on the Bank of the James Board of Directors and is a past president of the Churches for Urban Ministry. He has been recognized for his community service and is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from The National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Alpha Centennial Award and the Mayor's Award of Excellence. He is a member and past president of the Lynchburg Dental Society and is a member of the Piedmont Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the National Dental Association and the NAACP. He was inducted into the International College of Dentists in 1998.

Dr. Petticolas graduated from Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, and the University of Maryland Dental School.

John (Jack) Sorrells III

John (Jack) Sorrells III
John (Jack) Sorrells III
John (Jack) Sorrells III

John (Jack) Sorrells III holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Washington & Lee University. Mr. Sorrells is the Area Executive - Virginia Commercial Banking at First Citizens Bank.

Mr. Sorrells serves as chair of the Centra Foundation Finance Committee.

Pavan Thallapragada

Pavan Thallapragada
Pavan Thallapragada

Pavan Thallapragada is a proud resident of Lynchburg for more than 20 years. Trained as a mechanical engineer, Mr. Thallapragada is an engineering manager at Framatome. He is responsible for research and development of new products and solutions. He is an active participant in various nuclear industry groups.

Pavan's connection to Centra is deeply personal - his daughter was born at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital; his daughter, son, and wife have received excellent care at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital over the years; and Mr. Thallapragada is proud to call several Centra Caregivers his friends.

Charlie White

Charlie White
Charlie White

Charlie White is co-owner and Chairman of the board of Pettyjohn, Wood & White, Inc., an investment management company in Lynchburg. Mr. White previously co-founded Wood & White Investment Advisors, LLC, and has also served as portfolio manager and vice president with Bank of America Capital Management.

Mr. White is a graduate of The College of William and Mary and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute, the CFA Society of Virginia, and is a past president of the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council. He is a former trustee of the University of Lynchburg and former chairman of the Lynchburg City School Board. 

Mr. White is currently president of the board of the Virginia High School League Foundation and serves on the boards of Randolph College, Spring Hill Cemetery and the Lynchburg chapter of the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

Darryl Whitesell

Darryl Whitesell
Darryl Whitesell

Darryl Whitesell, Principal at Woods, Rogers PLC, received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Lynchburg College and his juris doctorate from William & Mary School of Law. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Mr. Whitesell provides legal counsel in matters related to business, corporate, healthcare, intellectual property, wills and trusts and taxation law.

Mr. Whitesell is deeply committed to the Lynchburg area and has served on multiple boards. In addition to the Centra Foundation Board, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for the New Covenant Schools, Stroobants Foundation, and Moore & Giles, Inc. He on the Board of Managers for the Centra Specialty Hospital.

George Zippel

George Zippel
George Zippel
George Zippel

George Zippel is a retired corporate executive and full-time community volunteer.

Over the course of 25 years, Mr. Zippel held various general management, operations and financial roles with the General Electric Company. He moved to Lynchburg in 1999 when he joined GE Financial as President of First Colony Life Insurance Company and became President and CEO of Genworth Financial's Protection business as part of its initial public offering in 2004. After Genworth, George served as President and CEO of Scottish Re Group Ltd, a life reinsurer based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Mr. Zippel has served on the boards of directors of the American Council of Life Insurers, the Genworth Foundation, The Academy Center of the Arts , The United Way of Central Virginia, Jubilee Family Development Center, Amazement Square, Camp Kum-ba-Yah and STEP with Links.

He graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Economics.