NAACP Life Membership Luncheon

Nancy Howell Agee

The Roanoke Branch NAACP cordially invites you to attend its 68th Life Membership Luncheon, Annual Freedom Fund Raiser. This legendary event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center, at 4468 Starkey Rd.

The distinguished guest speaker will be Nancy Howell Agee, president and chief executive officer Carilion Clinic.

To obtain tickets for the Branch Luncheon (priced at $35.00 per) or for more information contact Mrs. Cleo Sims, Freedom Fund Chair at (540) 353-2159. Tickets will be available at The Roanoke Tribune located at 2318 Melrose Ave. or WTOY Radio Station located at 2206 Melrose Ave. NW.

Nancy Howell Agee is president and chief executive officer of Carilion Clinic, a nearly $2 billion not-for-profit integrated health system headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia, serving more than 1 million people in Virginia and West Virginia.

Carilion Clinic includes seven hospitals ranging from the third largest in Virginia to midsized community and small rural or critical access hospitals. Carilion also operates complementary business lines, including home health, imaging services, pharmacies and free-standing surgical clinics, and has a large physician group with more than 1,000 employed physicians.

Before becoming CEO in 2011, Ms. Agee served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. During her tenure as COO, she co-led Carilion’s reorganization from a collection of hospitals to a fully integrated physician-led clinic. The reorganization resulted in a partnership with Virginia Tech to create an allopathic medical school and research institute.

Ms. Agee is recognized nationally as a health care leader and currently serves as chair of the American Hospital Association, a membership organization representing the nation’s 5,000 hospitals and health care systems. She was named one of Modern Healthcare’s top 25 women in health care in 2017 and one of the national magazine’s 100 most influential people in health care in 2016 and 2017. She is a former member of The Joint Commission’s Board of Commissioners and past chair of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and the Virginia Center for Health Innovation.

Ms. Agee serves on the boards of several publicly traded companies, including Roanoke Gas, HomeTown Bank and Healthcare Realty. She is a member of the boards of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, the Virginia Business Council and the Virginia Tech Foundation. She is a former board member for the Taubman Museum of Arts and Mill Mountain Theatre.

Ms. Agee has received numerous honors throughout her career, including the MS Silver Hope Award, Carilion’s Paladin Award for quality and patient safety, and recognition by Virginia Business as Virginia Business Person of the Year in 2017.

Ms. Agee holds degrees with honors from the University of Virginia and Emory University and honorary degrees from Roanoke College and Jefferson College of Health Sciences. She is an adjunct professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.