Search for a new AHEC Program Director and Executive Associate Dean reopened

Dean Roper has reopened the search for a new AHEC Program Director and Executive Associate Dean.

As before, the Search Committee would like to extend an invitation to the entire faculty to communicate your thoughts regarding the search, and to present nominations to the committee. We welcome you to share your ideas either in writing or verbally with any of the members listed below. If you would like to schedule time with the committee as a whole, please contact Carol Edenton in the UNC School of Medicine Dean’s Office at 919-966-0598 or

Nominations of potential candidates should include the name, current position, and email address of each nominee. Should you wish to be considered for the position, we will be pleased to accept your letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names/addresses/email addresses/phone numbers of four or more people you choose for references via the following website: More information about the AHEC Program and the Search can be found here.

Please send correspondence to:

Mary N. Hall, MD
Chair, AHEC Program Director Search Committee
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina
CB# 7000, 4060 Bondurant Hall
Chapel Hill, N.C.  27599-7000
ATTN: Carol Edenton

UNC is an equal opportunity employer.

Members of the Search Committee include:

  • Mary Hall, AHEC Director and Deputy Chief Academic Officer at Carolinas HealthCare System; Committee Chair
  • Cedric Bright, Assistant Dean for Special Programs and Admissions at UNC School of Medicine
  • Michael Coates, Professor and Chair of Family Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • Paul Cunningham, Dean of Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University
  • Leah Devlin, Professor at UNC Gillings School of Public Health
  • Cam Enarson, Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, UNC School of Medicine
  • Ben Money, President & CEO of NC Community Health Center Association
  • Suzanne Ortega, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at UNC
  • Charlie Owen, Board Member, Mission Hospitals/Mountain AHEC and UNC Health Care
  • Ron Strauss, Associate Provost at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Kristen Swanson, Dean of UNC School of Nursing
  • Marvin Swartz, Professor and Head, Division of Social & Community Faculty, Department of Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center
  • Deborah Teasley, CEO of Southern Regional AHEC