Bayhealth announced the appointment of its officers for the 2019-20 term.

Appointments include Chair William J. Strickland, Vice Chair Sharad C. Patel, Vice Chair Jeffrey A. Young, President and Bayhealth CEO Terry M. Murphy, Secretary Rebecca B. Kidner and Treasurer and Bayhealth Chief Financial Officer Michael J. Tretina

Bayhealth’s board of directors is comprised of community leaders. This all-volunteer group devotes time in directing Bayhealth’s organizational strategic plans and goals to meet the needs of the community.

Board members also reelected Strickland to a new four-year term, and elected Gertrude Findley-Christian, to a four-year term. Findley-Christian is a board-certified nephrologist with Nephrology Associates, a single-specialty practice focusing on the care of patients with kidney disease and hypertension, and she is on the medical staff at Bayhealth. She received her medical degree at the University of Liberia’s College of Medicine and completed a residency and internship at Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital and a fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Strickland is the president and principal of L&W Insurance Agency in Dover. He has worked in the insurance business for more than 25 years, with a primary focus on employee benefits. Strickland chaired the Campaign for Bayhealth — Phase III, which raised funds for the Sussex Campus, and he currently serves on the board of directors for Kent & Sussex Industries, Wesley College and Kent County Regional Sports Complex Corp.

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