Dean's Council on Advancement

The council is made up of volunteers who are tasked with advancing the stature of the school by providing guidance, assistance, advocacy, and philanthropic investment in support of the school’s strategic objectives.

Current Members 

Nancy Howell Agee, CEO and President, Carilion Clinic

Nancy Artis, Vice President, Performance Associates, Inc., Pagosa Springs, CO

Ellen Beville, Retired Manager, Quality Systems and Plant Auditing, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Danville, VA

Paul Dallas, Internal Medicine Physician, Carilion Clinic Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Jay Foster, CEO, Flex Metrics

Janet Frantz, Commercial Banking, Bank of America

Ashley Gerrish, General Surgery Resident, Carilion Clinic/Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Daniel Harrington, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Carilion Clinic
Vice Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Patrick Henretty, Retired Manager, Global Advocacy, ExxonMobil Chemical

Janet Johnson, Dean Emerita, Virginia Tech’s College of Human Resources and Education
Professor Emerita, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

George Levicki, Retired President and CEO, Delta Dental of Virginia, Roanoke

Priscilla McCall, Vice President & Secretary, C&S Distributing, Inc., Greensboro, NC

Chris McLaughlin, General Surgery Resident, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Joseph Moskal, Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carilion Clinic

Charles Schleupner, Chair, Institutional Review Board, Carilion Clinic

Sidney Smith, Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Troy Smith, President, Avis Constructions Company, Inc. 

Adam Tate, VTCSOM Alumnus, Resident, Family and Community Medicine 

Chris Vieau, Family Medicine Physician, Union Family Practice

Mark Watts, Family Physician, Carilion Family Medicine - Vinton

Jacqueline Wieland, First Vice President/Investments, Stifel Investment Services, Greensboro, NC

Bart Wilner, President Entré Computer Center

Nancy Howell Agee

CEO and President, Carilion Clinic

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: VTCSOM Board of Directors and Virginia Tech Foundation Board of Directors

Bio: Nancy Howell Agee is a nationally recognized leader in health care. Her career began in nursing in the 1970s and has included increasing executive leadership responsibilities. As chief operating officer, she co-led Carilion’s reorganization into a physician-led integrated clinic with more than 1,000 physicians and seven hospitals. In addition, Carilion together with Virginia Tech created a de novo (now nationally ranked) allopathic medical school and research institute. Nancy has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the nation’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and “Top 25 Women” leaders. In addition to her role at Carilion, Nancy is Chair-Elect of the American Hospital Association.

Education:
BSN, University of Virginia
MS, Emory University
Post-grad work, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Nancy Artis

Vice President, Performance Associates, Inc., Pagosa Springs, CO

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: MMI interviewer for three years; sponsor of two tables at the graduation dinner for alumni the last three years; donor for M1 community welcome; donor to Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and Corps of Cadets

Bio: Nancy E. Artis is a 1973 graduate of Radford University with a major in biology and a certificate in secondary education. Over the last three decades, her career has focused on software training, support, sales, and executive management. Nancy is currently the vice-president of a software engineering company, Performance Associates, which is headquartered in Colorado. She is a prior member of the Radford Board of Visitors and currently serves as Vice President of the Radford University Foundation.

Education:
BS, Biology, Radford University

Ellen Beville

Retired Manager, Quality Systems and Plant Auditing, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Danville, VA

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumna of Virginia Tech, 1971

Bio: Beville is very proud to be Hokie born and bred. Her father was a member of the 1943 graduating class. Since retiring after 41 years of service, Beville has become very active in the Gabriella Garden Club, serving as Historic Garden Week Chair for 2018. Other activities include Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, Danville Humane Society, the Museum of Fine Arts and History, the Wednesday Club, and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Education:
BS, Mathematics, Virginia Tech
MBA, Averett University

Paul Dallas

Internal Medicine Physician, Carilion Clinic Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Assistant professor of internal medicine for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Bio: Dr. Apostolos (Paul) Dallas is an internal medicine physician at Carilion Clinic. Dallas directs the ultrasound curriculum at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV), and completed residency at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Dallas volunteers on the Rescue Mission Health Center Advisory Board, Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences Board of Directors, Bradley Free Clinic Board of Directors, and Roanoke Science Museum’s Healthy Bodies Exhibit Board. He also helped develop the Roanoke Greek Festival.  

Education:
BA, Biology, University of Virginia
MD, VCU Medical College of Medicine (MCV)

Jay Foster

CEO, Flex Metrics

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumnus of Virginia Tech and Advisory Board Member for the Management School at Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business

Bio: As CEO and Founder of Flex Metrics, Foster has earned a reputation as a subject matter expert on the role of real-time feedback and the ‘Internet of Things’ in driving manufacturing results. The award winning Flex software can be found in manufacturing facilities ranging from Volvo Trucks to USA Today newspapers to 5 Star Notebooks. Foster served as President of the RBTC Technology Council in 2003, and continues to serve on the Advisory Board. He also served as a Regional Commissioner for the 5th District Planning District of Virginia as well as advisory boards for RAMP, the Roanoke City School System, the Management School at the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, and the international board for the Book Manufacturing Institute association. Foster enjoys traveling with his wife and two daughters, as well as playing tennis and guitar in his spare time.

Education:
BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech
MBA, Virginia Tech

Janet Frantz

Commercial Banking, Bank of America

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Board member of the Carilion Medical Center Board of Directors

Bio: Frantz has a background in commercial banking, spending her entire career with Bank of America and its predecessors. She is a former national board member of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and a former board member of the Susan G. Komen – Virginia Blue Ridge Foundation affliliate. She serves on the board for the Carilion Medical Center Board of Directors.

Education:
BA, Economics, Wake Forest University

Ashley Gerrish

General Surgery Resident, Carilion Clinic - Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Class of 2014

Bio: Dr. Ashley Gerrish is a member of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Charter Class and a current 4th year general surgery resident at Carilion Clinic. Gerrish has enjoyed being a part of the Roanoke medical community both during and after medical school. She is excited to be able to remain connected and able to contribute back to her alma mater as a part of the Dean’s Advancement Advisory Council.

Education:
BS, Chemistry, Washington & Lee University
MD, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Daniel Harrington

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Carilion Clinic

Vice Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Vice dean and professor at VTCSOM. Established the Morgan Dana Harrington Scholarship.

Bio: Dr. Daniel Harrington received a B.S. in Pharmacy and an M.D. from West Virginia University. He completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center. Following residency, Harrington remained at the University of Virginia. In 1990, Harrington came to Roanoke to help establish the Psychiatry Residency at Carilion. Until 2007, Harrington served as Medical Director for Carilion Behavioral Health, Carilion Medical Center’s Psychiatric Service and Carilion Saint Albans Hospital. Harrington is Vice President for Academic Affairs for Carilion Clinic where he supervised the expansion of graduate medical education and the development of the research, simulation, and professional development departments at Carilion Medical Center. Dr. Harrington was instrumental in the early development of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and is currently Professor and Vice Dean at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Education:
BS, Pharmacy, West Virginia University
MD, West Virginia University

Patrick Henretty

Retired Manager, Global Advocacy, ExxonMobil Chemical

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Volunteer, Multiple Mini Interview Program, 2017-2018

Bio: Henretty served the Exxon Mobil Oil Corporation for 34 years, retiring in November 2014 as Manager, Global Advocacy, where he was responsible for promoting science-based public policy to ensure human health and environmental protection. Prior to that role, he held various public affairs and corporate and division executive positions from 2004-2013. He also served as CEO of Esso Highlands Limited in New Guinea. Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Donna, relocated to the Roanoke Valley to live near family. In addition to serving on the VTC School of Medicine Dean’s Council, he also is active on the board of directors at the Salem YMCA and with the Rotary Club.

Education:
BS, Business Logistics, Penn State University
MBA, Marquette University

Janet Johnson

Dean Emerita, Virginia Tech’s College of Human Resources and Education

Professor Emerita, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Dean Emerita, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, and Professor Emerita, Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise

Bio: Dr. Janet Johnson was originally from Indiana and taught High School in Indiana and Missouri before pursuing graduate degrees at Cornell. On completion of graduate degrees she took the position of Assistant Professor, Human Nutrition Foods and Exercise at Virginia Tech. While on the faculty she served on a number of student organization committees, student research committees and University governing committees. Since retirement as Dean of the College, she has volunteered with the Roanoke Symphony, Virginians for the Arts, Rotary and Virginia Cooperative Extension Boards.

Education:
BS, Home Economics, Purdue University
MS, Foods and Nutrition, Cornell University
PhD, Foods and Nutrition, Cornell University

George Levicki

Retired President and CEO, Delta Dental of Virginia, Roanoke

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumnus of Virginia Tech (Biological Sciences, ‘69)

Bio: George A. Levicki, DDS, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Virginia. Delta Dental is a national organization of 39 independent, affiliated member companies in the United States and Puerto Rico, who dental care services per year to more than 75 million people. He is a member of the American and Virginia Dental Associations and serves on the Board of Directors for Corvesta, Inc., Delta Dental of Virginia, Revolv, Corvesta Life Insurance Company, C3-Jian, Inc., Encara, Inc., Healthentic, Inc. and the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley. He is an active participant in the Roanoke Business Council and the Executive Health Care Forum. 

Education:
BS, Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
DDS, Virginia Commonwealth University

Priscilla McCall

Vice President & Secretary, C&S Distributing, Inc., Greensboro, NC

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Virginia Tech Foundation Board of Directors

Bio: Priscilla is the current Vice President and Secretary for C&S Distributing, Inc., in Greensboro, N.C., which operates a chain of retail lingerie stores, Priscilla McCall’s, in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia that she established with her late husband, Sam McCall, Jr., who attended Virginia Tech. In addition to her role as a Dean’s Advancement Advisory Council member, Priscilla is a current member of the Virginia Tech Foundation Board of Directors. Along with Sam, she established the McCall VTC School of Medicine Scholarship Fund. They also have supported the Corps of Cadets and Athletics at Virginia Tech as well as Southwest Virginia Community College. Priscilla and Sam, along with her son, David Moon, are among the founders of the Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, N.C., where they donated the Arts and Crafts building.

Education:
Attended Texas Wesleyan University and Tarrant College in Fort Worth, TX

Chris McLaughlin

General Surgery Resident, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumnus of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Class of 2017

Bio: Dr. Christopher McLaughlin is a recent graduate of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and current General Surgery Resident at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He cherishes his four years as a member of the Roanoke community and serving as the president of the Class of 2017. Dr. McLaughlin is excited and grateful for the privilege to stay connected to his alma mater as a member of the Dean’s Advancement Advisory Committee. His professional interests include medical education, trauma systems, and interprofessional practice.

Education:
BS, Biochemistry, Boston College
MD, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Joseph Moskal

Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carilion Clinic

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Professor and Chair, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Bio: A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Moskal graduated with his BA (Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude) from State University of New York at Binghamton. After receiving his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo., he completed a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive and Total Joint Replacement at Cleveland Clinic, followed by an Orthopaedic Traumatology fellowship at the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services System in Baltimore. Moskal joined the medical staff of Carilion Memorial Roanoke Hospital in 1988 and became Chief of Orthopaedics in 2010. He is also professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and associate professor at University of Virginia Medical School and the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine. Moskal has over 80 publications in referred journals and over 35 published abstracts. In addition, he has contributed 25 scientific exhibits at national meetings. He is a highly respected teacher and has given more than 1,400 presentations.

Education:
BA, Biology, State University of New York at Binghamton
MD, Washington University School of Medicine

Charles Schleupner

Chair, Institutional Review Board, Carilion Clinic

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Professor of Internal Medicine for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine; Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Carilion Clinic

Bio: Charles Schleupner received a BS in biological sciences from Loyola University - Maryland then went to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health where he earned an master’s degree in hygiene and microbiology. Schleupner earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was an intern, resident, and fellow at the University of Utah Medical Center, with his fellowship focused on infectious diseases. Schleupner joined the University of Virginia School of Medicine faculty in 1977. From there, he served as faculty at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, the University of Florida Health Science Center, and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine before joining the faculty at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic in 2009.

Education:
BS, Biological Sciences, Loyola University - Maryland
MSc Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Sidney Smith

Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Chair of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Alumus in chemical engineering at Virginia Tech.

Bio: Sidney C. Smith, Jr., M.D. is Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr Smith received his medical degree from Yale Medical School and completed his medical internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham (now Brigham and Women’s) Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. Smith is a past president of the American Heart Association (AHA) and past member of AHA Board of Directors. He is also past president of the World Heart Federation. Smith served as Chair of the Executive Committee for the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health’s Integrated Guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease and was a Senior Advisor to the NHLBI during that period of time. Smith has authored or co-authored more than 380 published papers and chapters and has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation. Yearly since 1998, he has been elected to Best Doctors in America.

Education:
BS, Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech
MD, Yale Medical School

Troy Smith

President, Avis Construction Company, Inc.

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumus, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Virginia Tech. Son also attends Virginia Tech.

Bio: Smith is president of Avis Construction Company, based in Roanoke, Virginia. Avis is a full-service contractor that provides a range of construction services to diverse industries such as commercial, industrial, institutional, and medical. Smith has been with Avis since 2010, taking on the role as president in 2011. He previously worked at Smith-Packett Med-Com LLC. Smith also serves on an advisory board for the Department of Business and Economics at Roanoke College. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children.

Education:
BS, Building Construction, Virginia Tech

Adam Tate, MD

Resident, Family and Community Medicine
Eastern Virginia Medical School - Ghent Family Medicine, Norfolk 

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: VTCSOM alumnus, 2018, Class of 2018 president, VTCSOM Sam and Priscilla McCall scholarship recipient

Bio: Adam Tate grew up in Southwest Virginia. He has a professional interest in rural primary care and the provision of health care resources to underserved areas. After residency his goal is to return to the Roanoke area. Prior to pursuing his medical degree Dr. Tate had a career in health education and public health research.

Education:
BS, Anthropology, University of Virginia
MSPH, John Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
MD, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Chris Vieau

Family Medicine Physician, Union Family Practice

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: VTCSOM alumni, Class of 2014

Bio: Vieau is originally from Syracuse, New York. He graduated from Manhattan College '08 and competed on men's varsity Golf Team in Div. 1 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference. Vieau was a member of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s Charter Class VTC '14. He completed his internship and residency at Carolinas Healthcare Center (now Atrium Healthcare System) in Family Medicine '17 and is currently practicing family medicine at Union Family Practice in Monroe, NC, which is affiliated with the Atrium Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program, Rural tract. Vieau is an avid golfer and Syracuse Orange fan. He is excited to have continuing involvement in the VTC community and pursue continued excellence within the program.

Education:
BS, Manhattan College
MD, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Mark Watts

Family Physician, Carilion Family Medicine - Vinton

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Clinical Preceptor, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Bio: Watts has proudly served as a Family Physician locally for the past 30 years and has also been involved in organized medicine at the local, state, and national levels. Watts has served as President of Roanoke Valley Academy of Medicine and helped found Project Access of the Roanoke Valley to expand healthcare resources for our community’s underserved. Watts has been President of the Virginia Academy of Medicine and currently serves as Alternate Delegate to the Congress of Delegates of the American (VIRGINIA) Academy of Family Physicians. 

Education:
BA, Biology, University of Virginia
MD, University of Virginia School of Medicine

Jacqueline Wieland

First Vice President/Investments, Stifel Investment Services, Greensboro, NC

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumna of Virginia Tech, 1983

Bio: Wieland has over 32 years experience in the financial industry. Over the past few decades, she has served on numerous non-profit boards as well as gubernatorial-appointed positions. Wieland currently serves as a board member for the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, an economic advisor to Congressman Mark Walker, and as a Trustee at Bennett College. 

Education:
BA, Political Science, Virginia Tech
BS, Sociology, Virginia Tech

Bart Wilner

President, Entré Computer Center

Affiliation with Virginia Tech and/or Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine: Alumnus of Virginia Tech

Bio: Bart Wilner is the founder and president of Entre Computer Center. Wilner grew up in Miami, Florida, then attended and graduated from Virginia Tech. Soon after, he settled in Roanoke, Virginia. He and his wife, Lynn, are active citizens in the community, holding leadership roles with Roanoke City Public Schools, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, United Way of the Roanoke Valley, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Virginia Western Community College Foundation, the Roanoke Regional Chamber, Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia, Business Leadership Fund, Opera Roanoke, Roanoke College, and The Shenandoah Club. They were also executive producers of the movie, “Lake Effects,” which was filmed at Smith Mountain Lake and Roanoke and starred Jane Seymour. 

Education:
BS, Business, Virginia Tech