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WellSpan Health announces new board chair and vice chair for 2023

WellSpan Health announces new board chair and vice chair for the 2023 WellSpan Central Region Board of Directors

For 2023 a new board chair and vice chair will oversee the WellSpan Central Region Board of Directors, serving WellSpan York Hospital and WellSpan Surgery & Rehabilitation Hospital. Neil Slenker, Esq., a partner at Stock and Leader, Attorneys at Law, in York has been appointed to chair the board. Cheryl Thompson, D.N.P., R.N., will serve as vice chair. Thompson recently retired from York College of Pennsylvania as a professor of nursing and is currently a nursing education consultant.

"Neil's prior leadership as vice chair has positioned him well to guide our board as we navigate priorities for the York area and ensure the safe, high-quality care our communities deserve," said Victoria Diamond, senior vice president for the central region of WellSpan Health and president, WellSpan York Hospital. "With the addition of Cheryl as vice chair, the board's focus on re-imagining healthcare by delivering on high-quality affordable care will continue to guide our efforts and I know that this is the right group of leaders to achieve those goals."

Slenker has practiced law at Stock and Leader for nearly 30 years, holding leadership roles within the firm. He holds membership in numerous community organizations and has previously served on the board for organizations like the United Way of York County, as well as Martin Library Association and the York County Bar Association. Slenker earned his law degree at The Dickinson School of Law.

Thompson began her career in intensive care nursing before moving into nursing academia. She continues to teach doctoral level population health courses and provides nursing education consultation specific to nursing licensing exam success. During her tenure at York College, she developed and directed nurse-managed wellness centers where services were provided to low-income York city residents.

The WellSpan Central Region Board of Directors is a volunteer governing board. Members are elected to three-year terms, with officer terms lasting one year.

The full WellSpan Central Region Board of Directors for 2023 includes:

  • Neil Slenker, Esq., Chair, Partner, Stock and Leader
  • Cheryl Thompson, D.N.P., R.N., Vice Chair, Nursing Education Consultant
  • Krista Darr, Executive Vice President, Director of Sales Enablement, Fulton Bank
  • Elizabeth Dellinger, Director of Treasury Management, Traditions Bank
  • Victoria Diamond (ex officio, voting), Senior Vice President, Central Region: President, WellSpan York Hospital
  • Pamela Gunter-Smith, Ph.D., President, York College of Pennsylvania
  • Jeff Lobach, Esq., Managing Partner, Barley Snyder, L.L.P.
  • Lee Maddox, M.D., Medical Director, Medicine Service Line, WellSpan York Hospital
  • Suzanne McConkey, Vice President, Human Resources, Glatfelter Insurance Group
  • Benjamin McGlaughlin, General Manager, K2 Kinetics
  • Natasha Romero, Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit, Donegal Mutual Insurance Company
  • Michael Seim, M.D. (ex officio, voting), Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer, WellSpan Health
  • Sandie Walker, Parent Liaison, York City School District