Harnett County, N.C. (March 20, 2013) – The Harnett Health Board of Trustees announces the addition of two board members, Barbara McKoy and Frank Stewart.
“As we continue to open access to quality healthcare throughout the county, the Harnett Health Board of Trustees welcomes Barbara McKoy and Frank Stewart and looks forward to their contributions to the board,” said Dr. Ron Maddox, chairman of the Harnett Health Board of Trustees.
A native and current resident of Lillington, McKoy, now retired, served as a Business Agent with Workers United in the Central and Sandhills District. She has held appointments by three North Carolina governors to statewide boards including the North Carolina Council for Women and the North Carolina Community Development Council. McKoy also organized the Harnett County Council for Women and is one of the founders of the Harnett County Food Pantry.
She served two terms on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Harnett County and currently serves as vice president of the board of directors for the Harnett County United Police Athletic League.
“I am very honored to join the Harnett Health Board of Trustees and want to see Harnett Health grow and continue to open access to quality healthcare for all citizens of Harnett County and surrounding areas,” said McKoy. “I am so proud of the new Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington. The hospital keeps healthcare local so that people don’t have to go out of the area for healthcare. I am also proud of how the Harnett Health Board and the Harnett Health President and CEO, Ken Bryan, have promoted the hospital by reaching out to all citizens to tell them what Harnett Health provides the community. I am excited to be part of Harnett Health and want to further the reach of quality healthcare in Harnett County.”
Maddox commented, “Barbara has a passion for helping Harnett County citizens. She brings years of community board experience to the table, and we welcome her input. As ratified by the Harnett County Commissioners, she fills the unexpired term held by the late Donnie Olds through the end of March 2013 and then will begin a three-year term from April 2013 through March 2016. Barbara will serve on the board’s Human Resources Committee.”
Frank Stewart is a life-long educator and resident of Lillington. He received his bachelor’s degree from Campbell College in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Business Administration. Stewart completed his master’s degree in education at East Carolina University and earned his Principal’s Certification at Fayetteville State University. He retired from Harnett County Schools where he most recently served as a teacher and coach at Western Harnett Middle School.
Stewart was appointed by former Governor Easley in 2007 to serve on the Central Carolina Community College Board of Trustees where he served through 2012. He currently serves on the BB&T Regional Board of Directors.
“I am looking forward to working on the Harnett Health Board of Trustees to continue to develop and expand into the western Harnett area,” said Stewart. “It is great to have Harnett Health expanding across Harnett County and especially with a new hospital in Lillington providing care close to home.”
“Frank is committed to the community and has dedicated his life’s work to educating our children,” remarked Maddox. “His drive for excellence will help Harnett Health push forward in excellence. As ratified by the Harnett County Commissioners, Frank will serve on the board’s Finance Committee. He fills the unexpired term of Thomas Womble through March 2013 and then will begin a three-year term from April 2013 through March 2016.