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McDowell Hospital Board of Trustees

McDowell Hospital is governed by a volunteer board of directors from the local community. These individuals are your friends and neighbors who work hard to help us improve the health and health care delivery for McDowell County and the surrounding area. Our board members are:

  • Tim Blenco, Chair
  • Steve Jones, Vice Chair
  • Lee Lattimore, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Bobbie Young, Immediate Past Chair
  • Margaret H. Sullivan, MD, MPH, Chief of Staff
  • Rex Henderson, MD, Immediate Past Chief of Staff
  • Harold Walker
  • Maureen Ben Davies, MD MPH
  • Sherron Crawford
  • Jed Rankin
  • Ray McKesson
  • Larry Hill, Jr., Mission Health
  • Kathleen C. Guyette, Mission Health
  • Jonathan Baily, Mission Health
  • Carol Wolfenbarger, President, McDowell Hospital

Carol Wolfenbarger, RN, BSN, MSN, FACHE
President, McDowell Hospital

Wolfenbarger is board certified in Healthcare Management and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). For more than three decades she has served hospitals and health systems in east Tennessee, most recently as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Executive at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Jefferson City, Tenn. In that role her accomplishments included achieving Top 100 Hospitals designation three years in a row, and achieving Top Performer status from The Joint Commission for two consecutive years. She previously held leadership positions at Morristown Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown, Tenn., and Cherokee Health Systems in Talbott, Tenn. Wolfenbarger also served for several years as instructor/adjunct faculty for first- and second-year RN Associate Degree students at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tenn. She reports to Kathy Guyette, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Mission Health’s Senior Vice President of Patient Care Services and President, Regional Member Hospitals. Wolfenbarger holds both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in nursing from the University of Tennessee.