Access East Board of Directors

The governing board for the nonprofit Access East, Inc. is comprised of representatives from our network of community health partners across eastern North Carolina, including Vidant Health, Inc., and other regional hospitals; independent physicians; public-health departments; Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) like The James D. Bernstein Community Health Center, its building owned by Access East; social services organizations; and mental health agencies from across Eastern North Carolina.


  • Dan Drake, PhD-Nursing Science, MSN, BSN | Chair
    President, ECU Health Physicians, Greenville
  • William R. Hayes, PhD-Nursing Science, MSN, BSN | Vice-Chair
    Vice President, Managed Care & Credentialing, ECU Health, Greenville
  • Brian Dunn, MSA | Treasurer
    Vice President, Financial Services, ECU Health, Greenville
  • Michael Smith, MD, DFAPA | Secretary
    Chief Medical Officer, Trillium Health Services, Greenville


  • R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA
    Health Director, Albemarle Regional Health Services, Elizabeth City
  • Mott Blair, MD
    Physician, ECU Health Physicians Family Medicine, Wallace
    Regional Medical Director, ECU Health Physicians, Greenville
    Medical Director, Vidant Integrated Care (ECU Health), Greenville
  • Tina Dixon, MPA, BSPH
    Administrator, Grants Office, ECU Health, Greenville
  • Mark Dunn, CPC, MSL
    Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management Officer, ECU Health, Greenville
  • Kimberly Hardy, DNP, FNP-BC, NEA-BC
    Public Health Director of Nursing, Pitt County Health Department, Greenville
  • Ronald May, MD, FAAP
    Vice President of Medical Affairs, CarolinaEast Health System, New Bern
  • Kim Schwartz, MA-Counselor Education
    Chief Executive Officer, Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, Ahoskie

At-large Executive Committee Member

  • Van Smith, MBA, MA-Health/Health Care Administration/Management
    Senior Vice President, Operations, ECU Health Medical Center, Greenville

Ex-officio Member

  • Michael Waldrum, MD, MSc, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer, ECU Health, Greenville
    Dean, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, Greenville