NHRMC Board of Trustees

  • Rhonda Amoroso, JD 
  • John R. (Rod) Andrew
  • Barbara Biehner
  • James G. Brumit
  • Kevin Cannon, MD, Ex Officio - Immediate Past Medical Staff President 
  • Dana Cook
  • Robert Cortina, MD, Ex Officio - Medical Staff President
  • Heather Davis, DO, Ex-Officio - Pender Memorial Hospital Medical Staff President 
  • Brian Eckel
  • Jerome Fennell
  • Robert (Bobby) Greer
  • William Hope, MD (Guest - Ex Officio - Medical Staff President Elect)
  • Robert (Tony) McGhee 
  • Richard McGraw
  • Howard Rockness, PhD
  • Jason Thompson
  • Skip Watkins, Ex Officio - New Hanover County Commissioner
  • James (David) Williams, Jr., Ex Officio - Pender Memorial Hospital Board

Officers and Executive Committee Members

  • Chairman, Robert (Bobby) Greer 
  • Vice Chairman, Jason Thompson
  • Treasurer, Howard Rockness, PhD 
  • Secretary, Rhonda Amoroso, JD
  • NHC Commissioner Representative, Skip Watkins 
  • Member at Large, Richard (Dick) McGraw
  • Member at Large, Brian Eckel
  • Medical Staff President, Dr. Robert Cortina

Affiliated Organizations

  • NHRMC Foundation Liaison,Dana Cook
  • Home Health Board, Barbara Biehner
  • Pender Memorial Hospital Board, Barbara Biehner
  • Pender Memorial Hospital Board, David Williams 
  • Pender Memorial Hospital Board, Medical Staff President, Dr. Heather Davis

PMH Board of Trustees

  • Linwood Meadows, Chair 
  • Jane Kirk, Secretary
  • Heather Davis, DO, Chief of Staff 
  • Tamara Savage
  • Brian Eckel
  • Robert Kilroy
  • Bernadette Silivanch
  • David Williams
  • Barbara Biehner
  • Louis Davis
  • Christopher Sikes


NHRMC President and CEO

John Gizdic PQPJohn Gizdic has played a vital role in supporting the improvement of patient care and growth of NHRMC. During his tenure, he led or directed several key initiatives including creating the physician network that became NHRMC Physicians Group; leading Physician Quality Partners, the organization’s Accountable Care Organization; facilitating numerous joint ventures in partnership with physicians, and spearheading an organization-wide effort to improve efficiencies - leading to an $100 million operational improvement in four years.

John came to NHRMC in 2005 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development. He assumed the title of Chief Operating Officer in 2013. He became NHRMC President in 2016 and officially became CEO in 2017. Before joining NHRMC, he worked 14 years in various roles within Carolinas HealthCare System, the last of which was Vice President of Operations at Carolinas HealthCare System - Blue Ridge in Morganton, N.C.

Throughout his time at NHRMC, John has been active in the community in various roles, to include Second Vice President on the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board, member of the Cape Fear Future Board, Chairman of the N.C. Center for Affordable Health Care, member of the N.C. Hospital Association’s Policy Development Committee and 2016 Honorary Chairman of Relay for Life of Wilmington. He is the Chairman for the 2017 Cape Fear Heart Walk.