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Jun 8 2016

NCMB welcomes new, reappointed Board Members

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Gov. Pat McCrory recently filled three seats on the Board that are reserved for medical professionals, and reappointed NCMB’s current President-elect, Dr. Eleanor E. Greene.

Eleanor E. Greene, MD, MPH

Dr. Greene, an OB/GYN who practices with Triad Women's Center in High Point, was reappointed to her second full term on the Board. Dr. Greene currently serves as the Board’s President-elect and is on the Disciplinary, Executive and Licensing committees of the Board. She will assume the role of Board President on Nov 1, 2016.

Dr. Greene earned a BS degree in medical technology from the former Bowman Gray School of Medicine (now Wake Forest University School of Medicine). She received her MD and a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Ohio State University.

Dr. Greene is a member of the North Carolina Medical Society, Doctors for America, North Carolina Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, and the National Medical Association. She serves on the Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency Boards. Dr. Greene is past president of the Old North State Medical Society, and continues to serve on its current Executive Committee. She is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Venkata Jonnalagadda, MD

Dr. Jonnalagadda is the Medical Director for Eastpointe Human Services - a local Managed Care Organization (MCO) that manages, coordinates and monitors the Mental Health, Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Use/Addiction Services in 12 Eastern counties of North Carolina. Dr. Jonnalagadda is a partner in private practice with Greenville Psychiatric Association, P.A. She also serves on the adjunct teaching faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine. In addition, she works as a clinical psychiatrist with the federal Veterans Administration.

Dr. Jonnalagadda is President of the Pitt County Medical Society and a member of the Ethical and Judicial Affairs Task Force for the North Carolina Medical Society. In 2015, Gov. McCrory appointed her to a three year term with the North Carolina Commission of Public Health.

Dr. Jonnalagadda was born in Kakinada, India. She completed her undergraduate education at East Carolina University and completed medical education at the Brody School of Medicine and Spartan Health Sciences University (St. Lucia). Dr. Jonnalagadda completed residency training in psychiatry and a fellowship in child/adolescent psychiatry at Pitt County Memorial Hospital/Vidant Health in Greenville. She is board certified in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Jerri L. Patterson, NP

Ms. Patterson is a founding member of Integrated Pain Solutions, a private practice serving the Sand Hills region of NC and parts of the Triangle. She has more than 15 years of experience in pain
management.

Ms. Patterson completed her training as a nurse practitioner at Duke University, where she earned a Post Master’s Certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner with a minor in Geriatrics. She began her nursing career as a registered nurse and rose through the ranks to become a nurse manager. Ms. Patterson earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration from Duke University and also completed pain management training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ms. Patterson is an active member of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses, where she served on the Clinical Practice Committee. She helped to develop the Society’s Core Curriculum, co-authoring a chapter in the second edition. Ms. Patterson is also a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Reamer L. Bushardt, Pharm.D., PA-C

Reamer L. Bushardt is tenured professor and chairman of the Department of Physician Assistant (PA) Studies at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem. He is professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and a program leader within the Clinical Translational Science Institute at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He also serves as professor WOC in the W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury and is active in developing innovative models to improve care for veterans. His prior experiences include pharmacy practice in a cancer center and PA practice in several rural family practices in South Carolina. Prior to joining the Wake Forest faculty in 2010, he served as faculty and a division chief at the Medical University of South Carolina. His clinical interests include caring for older adults and preventing drug injury. As an active clinical and educational researcher, Professor Bushardt is currently leading investigative projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Professor Bushardt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in pharmaceutical studies and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant studies from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. He completed executive leadership training from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of PAs and serves as editor-in-chief for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He is also a former member and chair of the PA Advisory Council for the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Professor Bushardt lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Christin and three daughters Isabella, Madeline and Sophie.

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