Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Leadership
Melissa L. Robson, RN, BSN, MHA
CEO, Novant Health UVA Health System
Greg Napps, FACHE
President and COO, Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
Board of Trustees, Officers and Physician Representatives
Charles Crist is the current chair of the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Board of Trustees, vice chair of the Novant Health UVA Health System Board of Directors, and immediate past chair of the Culpeper Wellness Foundation Board of Directors. He graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, with a BS in Economics in 1966 followed by graduate work at University of Pittsburg in Pennsylvania. Crist received an MBA from University of Richmond in Virginia. Crist retired from Bell Atlantic Corp. in 1995 after 29 years in the telephone industry. He served in various positions including Director of Personnel at AT&T Corp.; Comptroller of Chesapeake & Potomac (C & P) Telephone Company of West Virginia, Vice President of Operations of C & P of Virginia, Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Bell Atlantic Corporation, (now Verizon Communications). Crist served as Vice President of Finance & Administration for Hollins University from 1995 until 2001 when he retired once more....for good!
Crist served four years as a member of the Town of Culpeper Planning Commission. He is an Elder in the Presbyterian Church; former Board Chair of Presbyterian Homes & Family Services, Inc.; former Trustee of Hampden-Sydney College; former Chair of the Culpeper County Electoral Board and former Chair of the Free Clinic of Culpeper. He has been married for 50 years to Brenda Nelson Crist, and has one daughter, Virginia Elizabeth Crist Darling, who lives in Loudoun County. Brenda and Charles have two grandchildren, Charles Maxwell and Isabella Reid Darling. Hobbies include world travel, whether by auto, airplane, ship or motorcycle; reading, especially history; relaxing at Smith Mountain Lake and being an active granddaddy.
Richard Shannon, MD
Vice Chair, EVP, Health Affairs, University of Virginia
Dr. Richard Shannon is the vice chair of the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Board of Trustees. He serves as the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at the University of Virginia, where he is responsible for aligning the key components of the University of Virginia Health System to achieve the goal of becoming a top-decile academic medical center. Prior to joining the University of Virginia Health System, Shannon served as the Frank Wister Thomas Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Shannon received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, and his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. He did his training in internal medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, his cardiovascular training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and was the Francis Weld Peabody Fellow and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston before becoming the Claude R. Joyner Professor of Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Shannon is an elected member of honorary organizations, including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and served as a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently is a teaching fellow for the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, a member of the Board of Directors of the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., where he chairs the Quality and Health Innovation Program.
Treasurer, Associate Vice President for Business Development and Finance, University of Virginia Health System
Larry Fitzgerald is the treasurer of the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Board of Trustees. He serves as the Health System Chief Financial and Business Development Officer for the University of Virginia. Fitzgerald previously held similar positions with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pennsylvania and with American Medical International. He has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, the Medicare program, managed care contracting, and strategic planning. He has also held the positions of chief financial officer of a faculty practice plan and the chief information officer for a large multi-hospital academic medical center. He serves on a number of boards and is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of financial issues. Fitzgerald graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, magna cum laude, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Secretary; Owner, Pepperberries
Sharon Welch Clark is the secretary of the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center Board of Trustees. She is the owner of Pepperberries, a gift shop in downtown Culpeper, VA. Previously, Clark previously worked at Canon USA for 23 years in various roles including accounting, product training, sales and management.
Clark served as the 2014 Chairman of the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and is a board member of the Culpeper Renaissance Inc., the Culpeper Wellness Foundation and Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center where she serves on the board quality committee and the images committee. She partnered with Culpeper Medical Center to create Pamper Me Pink, an annual fundraising event that encourages women to take time for pampering and education about their health. She also received the Culpeper County Good Scout award in 2014 and was named the Small Business Person of the Year in 2004.
Sally Nan Barber
Special Advisor to the EVP for Health Affairs & Director of State and Federal Relations, University of Virginia Health System
Sally Barber current serves as the Special Advisor to the EVP for Health Affairs and Director of State and Federal Relations, UVA Health System. She has worked at the University of Virginia since January 2000. She serves as counselor and advisor to the EVP for Health Affairs and senior leadership of the Health System, and her duties include oversight of legal matters within the Health System, management of state and federal governmental relations for the Health System, and preparation for and coordination of Health System board meetings. Prior to returning to Charlottesville to work at UVA, she was a partner in private practice with the law firm of Parker, Poe in Charlotte, North Carolina, where her area of expertise was in health care law and transactions. Barber is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina and the University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Barber is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, and the Virginia Bar Association and a past member of the North Carolina Bar Association. She has served on numerous committees while at UVA and is a recipient of the University’s Equal Opportunity Programs Champion Award and a member of the Raven Society.
Attorney and Managing Partner, Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC
Charles Barrell is a founding partner of Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, P.L.C, a law firm in Culpeper, Virginia. He was elected to the Board of Trustees of Culpeper Regional Health System and Culpeper Regional Hospital in 2013, serving as Treasurer. A graduate of Culpeper County High School, Barrell received a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and a law degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is married to Jane Inskeep Barrell, who is a former member of the Hospital Board of Trustees. They live in Culpeper County. Barrell also serves as president of the Culpeper Recreation Foundation and treasurer of the Culpeper Wellness Foundation, of which he is also a member of the Board of Directors.
Scott Syverud, MD
President of the Clinical Staff, University of Virginia Health System
Dr. Scott Syverud is a practicing emergency physician and president of the Clinical Staff of the University of Virginia Medical Center. He has served on the Culpeper Medical Center Board Quality Committee since 2010 and worked in the emergency department of Culpeper Medical Center from 2009-2012. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and teaches in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and his medical degree from the State University of New York in Syracuse, New York. Syverud received his specialty training at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
Syverud serves on the boards of the University of Virginia Medical Center, the Piedmont Liability Trust, and the University Physicians Group. He has led teams of University of Virginia Medical Center and Culpeper Medical Center volunteers providing free health care after disasters in Haiti and New Orleans, and at twenty Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinics in far southwest Virginia. Syverud is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and a past president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. He and his wife Geraldine Syverud have five children.
(non-voting), Plant Manager, Continental Corporation Culpeper
Brandon Lane is the plant manager for Continental Automotive Systems’ manufacturing facility in Culpeper County, Virginia. He has been in the plant manager role since 2011 and is responsible for managing the operations of the 200,000 square-foot location, its more than 220 employees and the production of advanced vehicle safety components for Continental’s Chassis and Safety Division. During his time at the Continental Automotive Systems’ Culpeper County facility, Lane has led the team to a number of accomplishments, including the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Business of the Year recognition and Ford Motor Company’s Q1 Award for excellent quality and delivery performance. Lane began his career with ITT Automotive in 1993 and has nearly 24 years of automotive manufacturing experience. Prior to serving as plant manager, Lane was the operations manager at Continental Automotive Systems’ facility in Morganton, North Carolina, advancing from his previous position as the location’s Quality Manager.
Lane earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has an MBA from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Lane leads the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce’s Major Industry Council, serves on the board of the Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center, and currently resides in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his wife, Amy, and their two sons, Ryan and Jacob.
(ex-officio, non-voting), CEO, Culpeper Medical Center
Greg Napps is currently the president and chief operating officer of Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. He previously served as vice president and chief operating officer of Culpeper Medical Center. Before arriving in Culpeper, Napps was vice president of operations for Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia. He has also served in various administrative roles with HCA, Charter Medical and NovaCare.
Napps holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. With a particular interest in leadership development and mentoring, Napps has participated in a number of leadership programs during his career, including Lead Aiken, Lead Culpeper and Lead Virginia, as well as University of Notre Dame’s Executive Integral Leadership Program and Bon Secours’ Ministry Leadership Formation. In addition, Napps is a Board member of the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Anne live in Culpeper. They have two children – Elizabeth and Cameron.
Dr. James Denton
President of the medical staff at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center
Dr. James Denton is the current president of the medical staff at Novant Health UVA Health System Culpeper Medical Center. He also serves as the director of surgery and is board certified in general surgery and general vascular surgery. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and his medical degree from the University of Virginia Medical School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Denton did his training in general surgery at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama and his peripheral vascular training at University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Denton has been a member of the Virginia Board of Medicine as well as the Life Resources Regional Donor Center Board of Trustees. He has also served the Virginia Surgical Society as a council member, treasurer and president.