Collaborative Steering Team

The Collaboration Steering Team consists of 4 appointed members of the JMU community and 4 appointed members of the RMH community for a total of 8 members, including a facilitator and a facilitator-elect. The facilitator sends reminders of meetings and sets meeting agendas. The facilitator-elect leads when the facilitator is absent and succeeds the current facilitator. The roles of facilitator and facilitator-elect will alternate between RMH and JMU representatives on an annual basis, with terms running from January through December.

Collaboration Steering Team Goals

  • Review collaboration ideas
  • Disseminate information
  • Facilitate collaboration
  • Track outcomes

Collaborative Steering Team Members

James Madison University

  • Sharon Lovell, Dean, College of Health and Behavioral Studies
  • Marsha Mays-Bernard, Associate Vice President for Multicultural Awareness and Student Health
  • Ben Delp, Director of Research Development and Promotion
  • Emily Akerson, Coordinator of Clinical and Interprofessional Initiatives, Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services

Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital

  • Ron Cottrell, Vice President of Business Development, Blue Ridge Region, Sentara Healthcare
  • Phil Hackett, Executive Director, Sentara RMH Medical Group
  • Shawn Craddock, Director,  Perioperative Services, Sentara RMH
  • Becky Nicely, Director, Radiology Services, Sentara RMH
  • Debra Thompson, Director, Volunteer Services, Sentara RMH

News and Events

[News Archive]

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Transformation of Care: A New Way of Thinking About Healthcare Delivery
    5 - 8pm JMU Festival Conference
    More Information
  • Five Years of Fostering
    Innovation Together
    : A Report from the JMU-RMH Collaborative
    Read the Report
  • PowerPoint Presentation from the 5 Year Anniversary Celebration
    View Presentation