Sentara Healthcare board elects new leaders
Allan Parrott picked as chair
Sentara Healthcare’s Board of Directors has elected Allan Parrott as its new chair, Sentara announced Monday.
Parrott has served as the board’s vice-chair for the past three years and has been on the board since 2015. He succeeds Dian Calderone, who served three years as chair and has been on the board since 2014. She will remain on the board as immediate past chair and take on leadership of the Governance Committee. Whitney Saunders, a member since 2017, will become vice chair. In this role, he will also oversee the Sentara Healthcare Medical Affairs Committee.
“Dian’s leadership vision has been outstanding and vital during one of the most dynamic periods in Sentara’s 134-year history,” Sentara President and CEO Howard P. Kern said in a statement. “I appreciate Dian’s advocacy and dedication to the communities we serve and thank her for her service and for her time as chair. I also welcome Allan and Whitney to their new roles as chair and vice chair.”
Calderone is president of Calderone Abbott PC, an accounting firm in Newport News. Parrott is former CEO of Tidewater Fleet Supply LLC and now serves as the company’s vice chair of its board. Saunders has practiced law in Suffolk since 1982 and is of counsel with Saunders & Ojeda PC and president of the Blocker Foundation.