New Centra President and CEO Arrives

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New Centra President and CEO Arrives

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Amy F. Carrier assumes her role today as Centra's President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Carrier succeeds Richard Tugman, who has served as interim President and CEO since January 2021. Mr. Tugman will resume his former role as President of Piedmont Community Health Plan.

Amy Ray, chair of the Centra Board of Directors, stated previously, "Ms. Carrier's mission-driven focus, approachability, and proven track record of healthcare leadership make her uniquely qualified to successfully lead Centra well into the future."

Carrier completed her B.A. degree in Labor Studies from The Pennsylvania State University and received her Master of Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. During her career, Ms. Carrier worked her way through healthcare at every level and today joins Centra with over twenty-five years of experience in healthcare leadership.

Carrier comes to Centra from Bon Secours Mercy Health System in Suffolk, Virginia, where she served as the Market President for the Hampton Roads Health System. Prior to that appointment, she served as the Chief Operating Officer for Bon Secours Virginia based in Richmond. Under her leadership, Bon Secours experienced considerable growth in both its quality and safety metrics and financial performance. In addition, she has proven expertise in strategy, operations, service line development, and strong community relations.

"I am so thrilled to join Centra and make the central Virginia community my home," said Amy Carrier. "I am both honored and humbled to move into this role to help guide this health system into the future. I am appreciative of the board's confidence and look forward to adding to Centra's tremendous legacy."

Amy and her family have relocated and are residents of Lynchburg.