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Novant Health board of trustees adds new members


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Novant Health, a not-for-profit health care system serving the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia, added three new members to the board of trustees: Lari Harding, Joia Johnson and John Lewis. Harding will replace Joia Johnson as chair of the Triad Region Board and will serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member. Lewis will replace Joni Davis as chair of the Southern Piedmont Region Board and will serve as an ex-officio, nonvoting member.

“I’m pleased to welcome the new members to our board of trustees,” said Carl S. Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “With their expertise in administration, product and service development, and planning, I’m confident Ms. Harding, Ms. Johnson and Mr. Lewis will help support Novant Health’s strategic initiatives and commitment to delivering remarkable care that is convenient, accessible and affordable.”

Harding is the vice president of client development at Inmar Intelligence. She is responsible for sales enablement with a focus on the commercialization of products. In her 31 years of working at Inmar Intelligence, Harding has held leadership roles in media and promotions, health care and supply chain, with more than 15 years of her career spent developing health care solutions implemented by more than 50,000 pharmacies. Harding earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she serves on the Alumni Council for the Kenan-Flagler School of Business.

Johnson is the chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary for Hanesbrands. She has overseen 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 School of the Arts Foundation and the Winston-Salem Symphony. She earned a law degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her bachelor’s degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Lewis is the CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) for the city of Charlotte. In that role, he focuses on advancing the long-term transit plan, enhancing and expanding transit services to attract and retain customers, and ensuring a safe and reliable transit system. Since joining CATS, Lewis led the opening of the 9.3-mile LYNX Blue Line light rail extension and launched the bus system redesign initiative, Envision My Ride. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously served in transit leadership roles in multiple cities. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Posted on Friday, January 22, 2021
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