December 12, 2014

New Board Members Join Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro

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December 12, 2014

(GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA) – October 1 marked the start of a new fiscal year for Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro (HPCG), including the election of five new board members. The Rev. Dr. Eric D. Cole, Rick Morgan, Jeff Jones, Jim Roskelly and Barbara Ruby were elected in September. Dr. Patrick Wright will continue his third year as board chair. Other members of the executive committee include Mary Bernard Magrinat, vice chair and Susan Shumaker, secretary/treasurer.

The Rev. Dr. Eric D. Cole serves as the senior pastor of Shalom Community Christian Church. He holds a doctorate of ministry from United Theological Seminary, a master degree in statistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master of divinity from Duke University. He obtained his bachelor of science in mathematics from Morehouse College and has completed coursework for his doctor of philosophy from North Carolina State University.

Rick Morgan, CPA, is a partner and chief financial officer of Trone Brand Energy, an advertising and marketing agency based in High Point. His responsibilities include financial management, risk management, human resources, information technology and operations. Morgan received his bachelor of science in accounting from Auburn University and began his career with Dixon, Odom & Company, which is now Dixon Hughes Goodman. Morgan is an active member of the AICPA and the NCACPA.

Jeff Jones is the chief financial officer at Cone Health. Prior to his employment at Cone Health, he held executive positions at the Cleveland Clinic, Shands Heathcare and West Virginia University Hospital. Jones holds an MBA from West Virginia University and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Fairfax. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate in management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

Jim Roskelly is the executive vice president of strategic development at Cone Company. He is responsible for the implementation and updating of the privacy fences plan and the identification and development of new business opportunities.

His role also includes Cone Health’s projects requiring Certificate of Need approval. Roskelly holds a master of health administration from Duke University and a bachelor of arts in American history from Bucknell University.

Barbara Ruby is an attorney with Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP. She concentrates her practice in the areas of business representation, taxation, estate planning and administration. She has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions involving both publicly traded and closely held businesses. Ruby holds a juris doctor and graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina School of Law. She obtained her bachelor of arts from Duke University.

HPCG, a nonprofit organization serving Guilford County and surrounding areas for more than 33 years, is situated on a 14.75 acre campus at 2500 Summit Avenue. HPCG provides physical, emotional and spiritual support for children and adults faced with a life-limiting illness, as well as their caregivers and families. For more information, contact HPCG at 336.621.2500 or visit