Published on January 26, 2021

Foundation Welcomes Nine New Board Members

The Nash UNC Health Care Foundation welcomed nine new members to their Board of Directors.

The nine new Foundation board members include: Zack Bynum, Kelly Deal, Dr. Nancy Hancock, Will Kornegay, Malcolm Logan, Leslie Paszek, Tashanna Pulley, Harris Walker and Ericka Zito.

Zack Bynum is the Vice President of SE & M Constructors, Inc. Bynum was born and raised in Rocky Mount. He graduated from Wake Forest University and spent 10 years in banking before moving into the family business at SE & M Constructors, Inc.

Kelly Deal is the Dean of Marketing at Nash Community College. Deal is originally from Southern Pines, but has lived in Rocky Mount since 2001. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2000 and received her Master’s in Communication in 2014. She has been with Nash Community college since 2007.

Dr. Nancy Hancock is a physician at Nash OB-GYN Associates. Dr. Hancock is originally from Mooresville, NC. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine and her Doctorate of Medicine from UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Hancock joined Nash UNC Health Care’s medical staff in 2015. She is the Chair of the Credentialing Committee for Nash UNC Health Care and provides Obstetrical care at the Nash County Health Department.

Will Kornegay is the founder and CEO of Ripe Revival, a local subscription-based food and produce company supporting local farmers and producers. A Rocky Mount native, Kornegay is a graduate from NC State College of Management. He has a special interest in Agriculture and Value Added Food Production. For every package that Ripe Revival delivers, food will be donated back to those in need.

Malcolm Logan is the Senior Director of Anthology Inc. and Owner of The Law Office of J. Malcolm Logan. Logan is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law and Kenan-Flagler School of Business. He is an active member of Word Tabernacle Church and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Leslie Paszek currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Rocky Mount Academy and as a deacon at Lakeside Baptist Church. Paszek graduated from Kenan- Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BS in Business Administration.  Her husband Dr. Matthew Paszek is a urologist at Rocky Mount Urology, a part of Nash UNC Health Care.

Tashanna Pulley serves as Manager of Clinical Coordination at Nash UNC Health Care. Pulley obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from East Carolina University.  She has worked at Nash UNC Health Care for over thirteen years and is an active volunteer in the community.

Harris Walker currently serves as the Director of Government Affairs & Stakeholder Engagement for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He is also an advisor to the Secretary of Energy, NNSA Administrator, and other senior officials at the U.S. Department of Energy. Born and raised in Rocky Mount, Walker attended Rocky Mount Academy and then High Point University. He recently moved back to Rocky Mount after living in the DC area for several years.

Ericka Zito is the Logistics Manager for Transplace. Zito has been an active member of the Nash UNC Health Care Foundation’s special events committees. She is a member of the Kiwanis Club and Our Lady of the Rosary Columbiettes.

Kathleen Fleming, Director of Nash UNC Health Care Foundation, shared her excitement regarding the addition of new board members.

“I am excited to be welcoming such an impressive group of community members to be serving as new members on our board. These professionals all bring something new and different to the conversations around improving and expanding the healthcare services we can provide our community. With their help, I have no doubt we will be able to push forward in our goals to provide superior quality health care to all areas of our community. We look forward to working with them and serving our community together,” Fleming stated.

The Nash UNC Health Care Foundation is a separate, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, and serves as the fundraising arm of Nash UNC Health Care to strengthen hospital services and improve the health of our community.

“The work and support of the Foundation plays an important role in our efforts to provide high quality healthcare to our community. We look forward to working with the Foundation, and their new board members, to continue improving the care we provide at Nash UNC,” said Dr. L. Lee Isley, president & CEO of Nash UNC Health Care.

Financial contributions to the Foundation help provide the resources necessary to maintain the highest level of patient and family support, while also investing in medical technology and equipment, facilities and community health resources.