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Baptist Health board of directors adds four new members

New members from Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Richmond

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2016) – Baptist Health has added four new members to its board of directors for 2016.

baptistNew board members are:

  • Brent Cooper, president of C-Forward Information Technologies in Covington. He also serves on the Kentucky State Chamber Board, Covington Partners Board, and NKY Education Council Board. In addition, Cooper serves on the Fort Thomas Planning Commission and is co-chair of the Greater Cincinnati Read On! Campaign.
  • Terry Lester, recently retired pastor of First Baptist Church in London, now living in Frankfort. Lester continues to serve as a member of the board of directors of Baptist Health Corbin.
  • Glenn Leveridge, market president for Central Bank in Winchester. He is a resident of Lexington and continues to serve on the board of Baptist Health Lexington.
  • Aaron Thompson, PhD, executive vice president and chief academic officer for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. A resident of Richmond, he previously had been a member of Baptist Health Richmond’s board.

Four members have completed their terms for service to the board:

  • The Rev. Robert G. Baker, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington. He will remain on the Baptist Health Lexington board, as well as the board for the Baptist Health Plan.
  • James D. Rickard, president and CEO, Your Community Bank Shares. He served as chairman of the system board in 2013 and 2014. Rickard will now serve as the chairman of the Baptist Health Foundation Board.
  • Edmund C. “Eddy” Roberts Jr., retired from his post as state president of BellSouth Kentucky (later AT&T Kentucky). Roberts currently serves on the Centre College Board of Trustees. He will remain on the Baptist Health Louisville board and is joining the Baptist Community Health Services and Baptist Ventures Inc. Boards.
  • Thelma J. White, PhD, president of Elizabethtown Community & Technical College. She was an active member of the board’s Legal Affairs and Audit Committees.

Board members serve four-year terms and are eligible for reelection to another four-year term after that.

The Baptist Health Board of Directors is the governing board for the entire Baptist Health system to include its hospitals, healthcare facilities, programs and affiliated corporations. The role of the Baptist Health Board of Directors is to provide oversight of the Baptist Health organization and ensure that it fulfills its mission.

The board’s Governance Effectiveness Committee identifies, recruits and nominates prospective directors for election by the full board based on such qualifications as the competencies needed on the board and their faith affiliation (60 percent of board members must be Baptist). Geography and diversity are also considered.