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Cone Health Foundation Board Of Directors

Cone Health Foundation Board

Cone Health Foundation Board of Directors represents community leadership from business, education, finance, health care and the non-profit community. Directors are elected for three-year terms.


Omar Ali

Omar H. Ali

Dean of Lloyd International Honors College

Professor of Comparative African Diaspora History at

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Margaret Arbuckle

Margaret Arbuckle, Ph.D.


Community Leader

Thomas Cone

Thomas Cone

Ott, Cone & Redpath, PA

John Cross, Jr

John M. Cross, Jr.

Vice Chair & Assistant Secretary

Brooks Pierce

Kim Gatling

Kim Gatling

Smith Moore Leatherwood

Ross Harris

Ross Harris

Executive Director
NC Institute of Political Leadership

Paul Jeffrey

Paul Jeffrey

President, Wesley Long Hospital
Senior Vice President and Chief Inclusion Officer, Cone Health

Rev. Ches Kennedy

Rev. Chesley "Ches" Kennedy

Pastor of Emerging Ministries at Congregational United Church of Christ

Director of Development University of North Carolina at Greensboro - College of Arts and Sciences

Afrique Kilimanjaro

Afrique Kilimanjaro

Newspaper Editor
The Carolina Peacemaker

Sendil Krishnan

Sendil Krishnan, MD

Executive Medical Director
Triad Hospitalists

Kelly Leggett, MD

Kelly Leggett, MD

Medical Director
Cone Health Faculty Practice

R. Preston Lentz

R. Preston Lentz

Faculty Physician
Northwest Pediatrics

Robert Pompey

Robert Pompey, Jr.

Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Steve Sumerford

Steve Summerford

Consultant to Nonprofit Organizations

Cindy Thompson

Cindy Thompson


Executive Director
Boundless Impact