The governance board will develop the vision and strategic priorities, applicable policies, and oversee the institute's activity. Members of the governance board include:


  • Alfred Z. Abuhamad, MD - EVMS Interim President, Provost, and Dean of the School of Medicine
  • William J Wasilenko, PhD - EVMS Vice Dean for Research
  • L.D. Britt, MD - Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs & Chair, Surgery Department


  • Liisa K. Ortegon, President, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Thomas Lundquist - MD, CMO Optima Health/Sentara Executive
  • John Brush, MD - Sentara Cardiology Specialist