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WakeMed board announces new chair, officers, members
5/25/2011: .

WakeMed Health & Hospitals has named Tom Oxholm WakeMed board chair, and its board has appointed Wally McBride as vice chair, Dr. Jerry Bernstein as secretary, and three new board members.


"WakeMed sincerely thanks outgoing board chair Billie Redmond," says Dr. Bill Atkinson, WakeMed president and CEO. "Billie has been a strong and vocal advocate for the system during her 10-year service to the board. We appreciate her leadership and guidance over the past decade and look forward to Tom's leadership for the next two years."


As vice president and chief financial officer of Wake Stone Corp. in Knightdale, Oxholm helps lead a company that owns and operates four stone quarries in eastern North Carolina and one in South Carolina. Oxholm also has been active in supporting Wake County Public Schools.


New board members include Les Merritt, executive director of the Foundation for Ethics in Public Service; Christina Alvarado Shanahan, a registered nurse and captain in the U.S. Navy Reserves who also has served as president and CEO of Be Active North Carolina; and Bill McNeal, former superintendent of the Wake County Public School System and current executive director of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators.


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