Board of Directors

Mary Beck became involved with the Foundation as a representative of UNC Health Care’s commitment to the High Point community. Prior to retiring, Mary had an extensive career in healthcare and global planning as the Senior Vice President for System Affiliations at UNC. She serves on the boards of several organizations, including Chatham Hospital. Mary is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is committed to working with service providers and local communities to identify needs, solutions and areas of opportunities. Mary and her husband have four sons and six grandchildren.

Ernie Bovio, President and CEO of High Point Regional – UNC Health Care, has worked in the healthcare management field for 20 years. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is board certified by the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Since relocating from Texas to High Point in 2014, Ernie has become an active member of the High Point community. He serves on the boards of the High Point Partners and United Way of Greater High Point, and is on the High Point University Board of Visitors.  Ernie enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his wife and their four children.

Ned Covington is the former President of Harriss & Covington Hosiery Mills, a manufacturing plant that was established in 1920 and specializes in product development. Ned has served on numerous boards, including High Point Bank and the High Point Regional Health System, and is the former Chair of the Boy Scouts of America local chapter, Tom Haggai Foundation, and the United Way Campaign. He is also very active at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. Ned appreciates being outdoors and spending time with his family. He and his wife have five sons and twelve grandchildren.

Matt Jobe is an attorney with the law firm of Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP in High Point. He concentrates in the area of business law. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Masters of Accounting degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University. In addition to being an attorney, Matt is also a Certified Public Accountant. He has lived in High Point since 2001 and serves on various community boards. Matt enjoys fishing and hunting and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Stephanie Johnson is a Financial Advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors and has over 20 years of experience. She graduated from Appalachian State University where she attained Bachelor of Science degrees in both Finance and Real Estate & Urban Analysis, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. Stephanie is very active in the community. In 2011, she was named Rotarian of the Year by the Jamestown Rotary for her 3-year term as chairperson of their annual Horse Show. Stephanie and her husband Benjy have two sons. Along with spending time with her family, she enjoys supporting her sons’ athletic and extracurricular activities.

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Jim Keever, a native of High Point, is Chairman and CEO of Colonial, LLC—the leading provider for display and branding products in the mattress industry. Jim is very active in the community. He was a YMCA coach for 15 years and former chair of the Bud Kivett Golf Championship. Jim has also served on numerous boards, which include the High Point Regional Health System and Pfeiffer University.  Jim is an avid golfer and family man. He and his wife have three children and six grandchildren.

Dr. Sheri Lim, a board certified physician, has 20 years of experience in internal medicine. She graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her osteopathic internship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at Atlantic City Medical Center and an internal medicine residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at High Point University. Sheri became a resident of High Point in 2002. Her favorite hobbies include traveling and skiing with her husband and two sons.

Jeff Miller has more than 40 years of experience in the health administration field. In 2014, Jeff retired as the President and CEO of the High Point Regional Health System after 26 years of service. Jeff served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the North Carolina Hospital Association, Community Clinic of High Point, and High Point Chamber of Commerce. He currently serves on the board of the String and Splinter City Club of High Point and the Vestry at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Jeff and his wife have two children and a grandchild.

Leah Price, Senior Vice President and Market President for BB&T, has called the Triad home for the majority of her life. Leah has worked as a commercial banker for 30 years and is passionate about furthering economic development in High Point through the creation of jobs. Among her various volunteer commitments, Leah serves as Chair for the High Point Economic Development Corporation, and is an active board member of High Point Partners, Presbyterian Homes, United Way, and the City Project. Leah enjoys playing tennis and golf, reading, painting, and spending time with her husband.

Dr. Alan Stiles, a pediatrician and neonatologist, is Senior Vice President for Network Development and Strategic Affiliations of the UNC Health Care System. His work is in developing relationships with physician groups and hospitals for the UNC Health Care System and telemedicine.  Alan is a graduate of UNC School of Medicine, where he also completed his pediatric residency. He continued on to complete his fellowship at Harvard School of Medicine in the Joint Program in Neonatology. Since 1986, he has taught and been a faculty researcher at the University of North Carolina. For over a decade, Alan has served as the Chair of Pediatrics at UNC and Physician in Chief of North Carolina Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Elliott Williams, a board certified anesthesiologist, graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Although originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Elliott has called High Point home since 1993. Currently, he serves as the Chief of Anesthesia for the High Point Regional Health System. Elliott is also a former member of the High Point Regional Board of Trustees, and has been involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Community Clinic of High Point. In his free time, Elliott enjoys reading, exercising, and spending time with his wife and two children.

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