BHC welcomes new members to Board of Directors

BHC has added three new members to its Board of Directors.  “Our Board continues to grow strategically to harness the experience of community volunteers,” said T.K. Somanath, president and CEO of BHC. “They all have a shared interest in our mission of transforming communities and changing lives, and we are grateful for their time and talents.”

The new members are:

Anthony Clary, Central Virginia Healthcare Association

Anthony Clary is a mental health specialist at the Central Virginia Healthcare Association where he teaches life skills and coordinates support services for clients. Clary has served as a counselor at several organizations focused on improving lives, including Today’s Youth Services, Family Restoration Services and Youth Empowerment Services. 

Clary received a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree from Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, and is pursuing a Master’s degree in professional counseling.

A recent first-time homebuyer, Clary resides in a home built by BHC in Richmond’s Blackwell community.

Mark M. Gordon, MHA, Bon Secours Health System

Mark Gordon is the CEO of Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Va., where he provides leadership for the daily operations of the 130-bed, acute-care hospital. Earlier in his career he served in key leadership positions in Kentucky, Mission Health System in Asheville, NC, Duke Health System, and Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC.

Gordon earned his Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and his Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. 

Michael D. Whitlow, APR, CRT/tanaka 

Michael Whitlow is executive vice president of CRT/tanaka, one of the largest and most respected independent public relations firms in the country, where he leads the firm’s Corporate Practice. His areas of expertise include branding and identity, corporate reputation, crisis preparedness and response, change initiatives and marketing communications.

Prior to joining CRT/tanaka, Whitlow served as vice president, external affairs and investor relations and as vice president of Americas sales and global accounts for Albemarle Corporation. Previously, he held communications positions at Ethyl Corporation and was an adjunct faculty member at University of Richmond and Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and served as president of the Old Dominion Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications from VCU and is an accredited member of PRSA. 

Click here for the BHC Board of Directors page.