McDowell-Native Added To Dogwood Health Trust Board

May 23, 2019

Dogwood Health Trust has announced that it has added  Dawna Goode-Ledbetter to the organization’s board of directors.

Goode-Ledbetter is a native of McDowell County. She currently serves as executive treasurer of the McDowell Chamber of Commerce and as vice-chair of the McDowell County Health Coalition.

Goode-Ledbetter is the 13th member of the Dogwood Health Trust Board of Directors.  

“Dawna has spent more than two decades working to advance health equity and build partnerships between communities and the health care sector in Western North Carolina,” says Dogwood Health Trust Board Chair Janice Brumit in a statement.

The Dogwood Health Trust board is currently made up of: John R. Ball, MD, JD (Buncombe County), Michell Hicks, CPA (Qualla Boundary), Sam Lupas (Jackson County), George Renfro (Buncombe County), Robert C. Roberts (Buncombe County), Wyatt S. Stevens, JD (Buncombe County) and Martha Tyner (Yancey County),Jackie Godlock(Rutherford County), Vivian Bolanos (Henderson County) and Jacquelyn “Jackie” Shropshire Simms (Buncombe County).  As well as Vice Chair Jack Cecil and Chair Janice Brumit.

“I am honored to become a part of an organization that is going to make a huge difference in the health and well-being of the people in the Western North Carolina region,” says Goode-Ledbetter in a statement.

Dogwood Health Trust was created as the result of Mission Health's sale to HCA Health at the beginning of February. The sale was finalized after NC Attorney General Josh Stein recommended a number of changes to the deal.Many of those changes centered on the Dogwood Health Trust board. Stein specified that the foundation’s board should fairly reflect Western North Carolina. According Stein's changes, no more than four members of the 15-member board can be from Buncombe County by January 1st, 2021 and that the board can not include any members from the Mission board.

The Dogwood Health Trust Foundation is currently searching for a CEO.