Board of Directors
The Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for NeighborHealth, providing leadership, financial accountability, development and fundraising support, and strategic planning.
Kelly is a public policy consultant with extensive experience in the health care and innovation arena. She enjoys using that understanding to assist NeighborHealth as a member of the board.
“I love working with the team at NeighborHeatlth Center because I see the great unmet health care need of many in our community and want to do whatever I can to give them an excellent, compassionate place to receive care.”
R. Grant Allison, JD
Grant is a business attorney at Williams Mullen with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and corporate law.
“I am excited and humbled at the opportunity to further the NeighborHealth mission. I cannot imagine a more noble cause than providing our community access to the medical resources needed to care for themselves and their loved ones while glorifying our gracious God.”
Kim has worked for Cherokee Gives Back Foundation since 2003. She is active in her community as a volunteer with leadership and mentoring programs.
“I joined the NeighborHealth board because I’m passionate about the work we are doing in the community to provide quality healthcare to all.”
Sam Bass, Jr., MBA
Sam is the president of Beacon Wealthcare, equipping clients to master financial wellness and purpose. He serves NeighborHealth with the same goals, believing that quality healthcare is a fundamental requirement for breaking the cycle of poverty and enabling more abundant lives.
“The ministry of NeighborHealth has deep personal significance for me having watched treatable conditions become chronic, ultimately destroying of the lives of my brother and sister-in-law. When I heard of the surprisingly high unserved need in my own neighborhood, I was eager to join the NeighborHealth effort to bring excellent and consistent primary care to our city’s most vulnerable.”
Nicole Herriott, FNP-BC
Nicole Herriott formerly served as a bilingual family nurse practitioner, having worked at UNC Rex Express Care and a Federally Qualified Health Center.
“Having worked with underserved populations, I’ve seen poverty and how it affects the health and well-being of entire communities. I am committed to seeing lives changed through compassionate and high-quality, community-based care.”
LaToya serves as Chief Operations Officer at the Triangle Community Foundation, working with dedicated donors and strong nonprofits to guide grantmaking that fills gaps, reduces inequities, and solves the region’s most pressing issues. LaToya’s career spans over 20 years of experience working with a variety of organizations in operations, nonprofit management, finance, and community development. She has worked for organizations such as JusticeMatters, Jobs for Life, Cherokee Investment Partners, Fannie Mae Foundation and Bank of America. LaToya received a BBA degree in accounting from Howard University and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flager Business School. She lives in Wake Forest with her husband and attends the Summit Church.
Larry Somerville is a retired executive in the biopharmaceutical industry. As executive vice president, he was responsible for the global commercialization of marketed products, pipeline development compounds and in-license candidates as well as alliance partnerships. Larry endeavors to continue his passion for healthcare as a board member of NeighborHealth Center by assisting in its goal to provide excellent healthcare to patients, including those who are marginalized.
“The mission of NeighborHealth and its approach to providing medical care are remarkable and are aligned with my personal life values. The opportunity for me to be involved is indeed a Godsend. I look forward to helping expand awareness of the organization.”
Linval Thomas, BSN, RN-BC
Linval Thomas is a Registered Professional Nurse with over 30 years of experience, mainly in the field of mental health. He’s been employed by UNC Healthcare for the past 18 years and currently works as an Administrative House Supervisor at the WakeBrook campus in Raleigh. Mr. Thomas moved to Raleigh 18 years ago with his family. He’s married and the father of three grown daughters. He and his wife are Christians and worship at the Crossroads Fellowship here in Raleigh.
“It’s a great privilege to serve on the Board of NHC. I’m currently serving on the Quality Improvement Committee as the Chair. I thoroughly embrace the mission of NHC to serve Christ by loving our neighbors through the practice of excellent compassionate and accessible healthcare.”
“I was excited to join the board of NeighborHealth because of the great work they are doing to help meet the significant unmet healthcare needs in our community. NeighborHealth helps break down cultural and financial barriers to care for patients while providing them with compassionate, high-quality health services. The work of NeighborHealth embodies our calling to Love Thy Neighbor.”