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Winston-Salem, N.C. – Novant Health, a not-for-profit healthcare system serving the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, has added two new ex-officio, nonvoting members to the board of trustees: Joia Johnson, who will serve as chair of the Triad Region Board and Lee Myers, who will serve as chair of the Southern Piedmont Region Board. Terms began Jan. 1, 2019, and end Dec. 31, 2021.
“Our board of trustees is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who bring a wide variety of experience to our organization,” said Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “These new board members will bring insight to how we can continue to improve the health of our communities and advance our mission, vision and values, including our promise to deliver convenient, accessible and affordable care to our patients.”
Johnson is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary for Hanesbrands. She oversees the legal, human resources, corporate social responsibility, real estate and government and trade relations functions for the international company. Johnson has held multiple leadership roles on both corporate and civic boards, including American Arbitration Association, Crawford & Company, Reynolda House Museum of American Art, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill’s School of the Arts Foundation and the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. She earned a law and master of business administration degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
Myers is a lifelong resident of Mecklenburg County and has spent more than 40 years practicing law. In 1976, Myers and his father partnered to form the law practice, Myers and Myers. Following his father’s death, Myers joined forces with several partners, most recently with his son Matthew, to establish Myers Law Firm, PLLC. For 18 years, Myers also served as the mayor for the town of Matthews, North Carolina, where he previously served as a council member for four years. He also served on multiple local boards and commissions. In 2009, Myers was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest civilian honors in the state, in recognition of his remarkable service to the citizens of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Bar and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.