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Board of Directors 2010
Gordon Berkstresser serves as Chief Financial Officer of LifeNet Health, Inc. LifeNet Health, Inc., based in Virginia Beach, is one of the nation’s largest Life Sciences not-for-profit organizations specializing in organ and tissue procurement and the utilization of tissue for bio-medical applications.
Prior to joining LifeNet Health, Gordon served as Vice President and Controller of RTI International Metals, Inc., a publicly traded specialty metals producer located in Niles, Ohio. Prior to joining RTI International Metals, Inc., Gordon was Senior Vice President for ERI Service a wholly owned subsidiary of Equitable Resources a public utility located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Prior to ERI Services Gordon held varying positions with United States Steel Corporation including management positions in Alabama, Louisiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Gordon is presently Secretary to LifeNet Health Board of Directors and also is a member of the Board of the Skin Wound and Allograft Institute, LifeNet Health of Florida, LifeNet Health Canada, The LifeNet Health Foundation and the Florida Tissue Service Foundation. Gordon resides in Virginia Beach with his wife Kitty. They have two grown children, Bradley, an attorney for Federated Investors in Pittsburgh and Bethany, who recently completed an overseas assignment in Seoul, Korea as an English instructor at the Chungdahm private education center. Gordon enjoys golfing, fishing, traveling and reading.
Gordon holds an accounting degree from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gordon is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.
Gordon is a member of the Financial Executives Institute, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Henry A. Berling, 66 years of age, a director for Medical Action Industries since August 2005, retired on December 31, 2004 as Executive Vice President after 38 years with Owens & Minor, Inc., a publicly traded Fortune 500 supply-chain solutions company and a leading distributor of name-brand medical and surgical supplies. From 1995 to 2002 Mr. Berling served as Executive Vice President, Partnership Development. Prior to 1995, he served Owens & Minor, Inc. in various positions, including Executive Vice President, Sales and Customer Development and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Berling was a member of the Owens & Minor Board of Directors from 1998 to 2005. For more than the past three years, Owens & Minor, Inc. has been the largest distributor for Medical Action Industries.
David L. Bernd is chief executive officer of Sentara Healthcare, an integrated health system with net revenues of $3.5 billion. Sentara, a leading not-for-profit health care provider in Virginia and North Carolina, is comprised of 8 acute care hospitals, health plans with 425,000 covered lives, and 400 physician medical group. Sentara was ranked the number one integrated health care network in the United States in 2010 by Modern Healthcare magazine and is the only health care system to be named in the top 10 for 13 years.
Mr. Bernd received his Master of Hospital and Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in 1973. He served his residency at Medical Center Hospitals 1972-73. Mr. Bernd served as assistant administrator at Sentara Norfolk General from 1973 until 1979 when he was named administrator. In 1985 Mr. Bernd was named executive vice-president/chief operating officer of Sentara Health System and president, Sentara Hospitals-Norfolk. In December 1994, he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sentara Health System (now Sentara Healthcare).
Mr. Bernd, was named by the Secretary of Commerce to serve as a member of the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee of the Department of Commerce. In 2004 he served as chairman of the American Hospital Association Board of Trustees, making him the top elected official of the largest hospital and health system association in the United States. In addition, he is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as Rector on the Board of Visitors at Old Dominion University. He has served on the VHA, Inc. Board of Directors; South Trust Bank Board of Directors; the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Regional Board; and as Chairman of the Hampton Roads YMCAs. He is past Chairman of the United Way of South Hampton Roads Board of Directors and the Virginia Hospital Association Board of Directors. Mr. Bernd was the 1984 recipient of the American College of Hospital Administrators' Robert S. Hudgens National Young Hospital Administrator of the Year Award.
He resides with his wife Helen in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Bill is Founding General Partner of Chesapeake Bay Seafood House, operating up to 20 Chesapeake Bay Seafood Restaurants, 1974 to present. He is President of Chesapeake Foods, Inc., operating 31 Chili’s Restaurants in Northern Virginia from 1984 to present. He is founding member of Chesapeake Bay Packing (scallop processing Newport News, Virginia from 1985 to present). He is founding member of Chesapeake Dining, LLC, operating 3 On the Border Restaurants from 1995 to present.
Bill has served as a member of PNC Bank Greater Washington Area Advisory Board from 2005 to present. He has also served as Chairman of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Community Bank of Northern Virginia from 2001 to present . From 1992 – 2005, he served as Director of Community Bank of Northern Virginia. Bill has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1970 with extensive tax and management consultant expertise. He is a University of Notre Dame graduate in Business (Accounting).
Bill has served in various leadership positions with the Virginia Restaurant Association, Virginia Hospitality & Travel Association, VPI College of Hotel & Restaurant, Fass Brothers Fish House, Arthur Andersen & Company, Bryce Resort and the Government Board on Travel & Tourism.
Woody Staub has spent the last twenty-five years in the Medical Device space mostly with J&J, KCI and most recently as president of his own company, CMJ Medical. Starting as a sales rep with Ethicon in 1985, he held increasingly broader leadership roles in both Sales and Marketing for a number of Medical Device and Drug companies within J&J. Among these were the start-up of Ethicon Endo Surgery, General Manager of the Indigo urology effort in Asia-Pacific, and VP General Manager for the J&J wound management group for Europe, Middle East and Africa. After spending time back in the U.S. as VP Sales and Marketing for the Women's Health and Urology (old Gynecare) division, Woody assumed the role as World-Wide President for KCI's V.A.C. division ($1.4B +/-). As president of CMJ Medical, he is currently heading a sports medicine distributorship with $25M +/- in sales and 30 sales representatives across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Woody graduated from Randolph Macon College in 1984 with a degree in Economics and has a Fellowship degree from Wharton in Hospital CEO Management. He lives in Doylestown, PA with his wife and three children.