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Board Members

Charles Taylor, M.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine (Previously MCV) - Richmond VA
Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, V

" I chose to serve on the Board to try to continue the excellent medical care in this area."

Francis E. Wood

Southside Virginia Community College, Keysville, VA

"I was born at Southside Community Hospital. My children were born here. I believe in a strong and thriving community, where people care for one another. I want Southside Community Hospital to be the best in its league."

Kirsten Huber M.D., F.A.C.S.

Goucher College, BA
University of Florida, MS, PhD
University of Miami School of Medicine, MD

"It is an honor to serve on the Board of Centra Southside Community Hospital as a member of the medical staff and a community resident. Providing high-quality compassionate care accessible to our eight county service area is a utmost importance to the overall health of our community."

Kwabena A. Donkor, M.D.; M.P.H. & T.M.; F.C.C.P.

Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
University of Ghana Medical School Affiliate Hospitals, Accra and Tamale, Ghana

"Serving on the Board of Directors of Centra Southside Community Hospital is an opportunity to play a role in the efforts of my physician colleagues in providing optimum care to the communities that we serve."

Larry Roach

Virginia Tech, BS
Virginia Commonwealth University, MCV; Master of Hospital Administration

"I look forward to working with the members of the Board of Directors of the Southside Community Hospital and to making positive contributions to the healthcare needs of the citizens of this area."

Lee Pfeiffer

University of Richmond, BA, MA

"I chose to serve on the Board to assist this organization in improving and expanding the health services offered for this region."

Lewis Addison

Virginia Tech, BS
Fellow in the Healthcare Management Association

"I serve on the Southside Board as a representative from Centra. My goal is to play an active role in the continuing growth and development of Southside Community Hospital and promote initiatives that enhance the level of service, quality and value that our customers experience."

Odessa Pride

 I deem it an honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Directors of Centra Southside Community Hospital, affording me the opportunity to make sound decisions that affect the citizens of Prince Edward and surrounding counties.

B.A. - Virginia State College
M.S. - Longwood College
Ed.D. - Virginia State University

Retired Administrator: Prince Edward County Public Schools (35 Years, 4 Months)

Rev. Dr. Calvin L. Gray


Statement: Serving people has been a part of my passion in life. To serve as a member of the Southside Centra Hospital Board is an honor and a privilege. I am grateful to be a part of a committed progressive team that is working for the good of the community.

Virginia Union University
Longwood University
Triune University

Sharon Harrup

Longwood College, BS and Master of Science

"I believe in the value of accessible healthcare and feel Southside Community Hospital is an asset to our regional community."

Stephen C. Keith

Kent State University, Ohio; BS
University of Virginia; M.Ed.,
University of Virginia; Ed.D.

"As a citizen, enjoying the fruits of the community, I also have a responsibility to my fellow citizens. What more central to an individual and a community, but good healthcare."

William McGuire


Longwood College, BSBA
Certified Public Accountant

"Serving as a board member of Centra Southside Community Hospital provides me with an opportunity to help make sure that quality healthcare is available to each and every person in our community."

Harold Harris

SCH Board 2013-HaroldHarrisHampden-Sydney College; BA
Regional Lending Manager; Colonial Farm Credit - Farmville

"As a person who grew up and currently resides in Southside Virginia, I see how fortunate we are to have the facilities and services available that SCH provides. I look at this as an opportunity for me to play a small but vital role in our community that has provided so much for me over the years."

Tim Tharpe


Longwood University
Tharpe Trucking

"Centra Southside Community Hospital is truly an asset and blessing to this community. I have the highest regards for their values, integrity, and commitment to health care. It is a pleasure to be part of their Board of Directors."

Patricia Tucker, RN

SCH Board 2013-PatriciaTuckerVirginia Baptist School of Nursing
co-owner Tucker Timber Products

"It is a honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Centra Southside. Quality health care is so important in our community. I look forward to serving with the board to ensure continued growth and the ultimate goal of excellent care for all patients."

Rhonda Barksdale Algeier, MD

MCV/VCU-Medical School
William and Mary-Masters of Arts, Chemistry
William and Mary-Bachelor of Science, Chemistry