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Governor appoints three to VCU Health System Board of Directors

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has appointed three new members to the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Board of Directors. 

The appointees are Arline Bohannon, M.D., an associate professor of internal medicine at the VCU Medical Center; George Emerson, a local real estate developer; and the Rev. Tyrone Nelson, pastor of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church. 

Bohannon, a member of the VCU faculty since 2003, earned her undergraduate degree at Howard University and her medical degree at SUNY at Syracuse. She completed her internal medicine residency at Wayne State University and her geriatric medicine fellowship at Duke University. She serves as medical director of Lucy Corr Village nursing home in Chesterfield and medical director of the VCU Health System Virginia Coordinated Care (VCC) program 

Emerson, president of Emerson Companies LLC, of Chester, is a Virginia native who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and management from the VCU School of Business. He serves on the Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board, the VCU Real Estate Foundation and the Chesterfield Center for the Arts Foundation Board Advisory/Finance Committee. 

Nelson, pastor of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, is a Richmond native who earned his undergraduate degree at VCU and his Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. In 2009, he was named one of Style Weekly’s “Top 40 Under 40” and is a graduate of the Leadership Metro program. Nelson currently is a member of the Henrico Board of Supervisors.