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, Vidant Medical Group & Ambulatory Services, Greenville
  • William R. Hayes, PhD-Nursing Science, MSN, BSN | Vice-Chair
    Vice President, Managed Care & Credentialing, Vidant Health, Inc., Greenville
  • Brian Dunn, MSA | Treasurer
    Vice President, Financial Services, Vidant Health, Inc., Greenville
  • VACANCY | Secretary


  • R. Battle Betts Jr., MPA
    Health Director, Albemarle Regional Health Services, Elizabeth City
  • Mott Blair, MD
    Physician, Vidant Family Medicine, Wallace
    Regional Medical Director, Vidant Medical Group, Greenville
    Medical Director, Vidant Integrated Care, Vidant Health, Inc., Greenville
  • Tina Dixon, MPA, BSPH
    Administrator, Grants Office, Vidant Health, Inc., Greenville
  • Mark Dunn, CPC, MSL
    Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management Officer, Vidant Health, Inc., 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
  • Van Smith, MBA, MA-Health/Health Care Administration/Management
    Senior Vice President, Operations, Vidant Health, Greenville

At-large Executive Committee Member

  • Michael E. Smith, MD, DFAPA
    Chief Medical Officer, Trillium Health Resources, Greenville

Ex-officio Member

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