Board of Directors

Comprised of community leaders with diverse talents and expertise, Bayhealth's Board of Directors is an all-volunteer group of professionals in the education, real estate, financial services, small business and healthcare fields who serve without pay.

Bayhealth's Board devotes substantial time to direct Bayhealth's strategic plans and goals to meet the needs of our community.

The Bayhealth Board includes Bayhealth's President and CEO and Bayhealth's President of the Medical Staff. Board members serve four-year terms. At least 25 percent are members of the Active Medical Staff, including at least two who practice primarily at Bayhealth Kent Campus and at least two who practice primarily at Bayhealth Sussex Campus.

Standing, left to right: William J. Strickland, Gertrude Findley-Christian, MD, Melisa M. Edler, MD, Jeffrey A. Young, Esq, Neal A. Brickhouse, MD, Charles C. Rodriguez, Kevin M. Baird, Esq. Sitting, left to right: Robert C. MacLeish, Sr., Rebecca B. Kidner, Esq., Terry M. Murphy, Gregory V. Moore, Chairman, Kathleen S. Matt, PhD, Cedric T. Barnes, DO, Sharad C. Patel, MD Members not present: Michel R. Samaha, MD, Ramesh K. Vemulapalli, MD, William F. Winters


Gregory V. Moore, Chair
Vice President, Becker Morgan Group
Elected March 2015

Sharad C. Patel, MD, Vice Chair
Physician, Dover Family Physicians, PA
Elected January 2014

Rebecca B. Kidner, Esq., Secretary
Owner, Rebecca Batson Kidner, PA
Elected March 2018

Kevin Baird, Esq.
Managing Partner, Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea
Elected November 2021

Beth W. Cooper
Executive Vice President and CFO, Chesapeake Utilities
Elected January 2023

Cedric T. Barnes, DO
Family Medicine, Southern Delaware Medical Group, PA
Elected January 2022

Neal A. Brickhouse, MD
Anesthesia, Bay Anesthesia Associates
Elected July 2022

Gertrude Findley-Christian, MD 
Physician, Nephrology Associates, PA
Elected January 2019 

Nicholas P. Lambrow
Senior Vice President and President of the Delaware Division of M&T Bank
Elected January 2021

Robert C. MacLeish, Sr.
President, Lighthouse Construction, Inc.
Elected January 2018

Kathleen S. Matt, Ph.D
Dean, College of Health Sciences at University of Delaware
Elected January 2016 

Terry M. Murphy, FACHE
President and CEO, Bayhealth
Elected October 2009

Charles C. Rodriguez 
Owner, R & R Commercial Realty, Inc.
Elected January 2016

Michel R. Samaha, MD
Physician, Milford Pulmonary & Sleep Consultants
Elected January 2012

William J. Strickland
President, L & W Insurance
Elected January 2015

Ramesh K. Vemulapalli, MD 
Physician, First State Infectious Diseases, LLC
Elected March 2015

William F. Winters, CPA
Partner, Mitten & Winters, LLP, CPAs
Elected July 2009

Jeffrey A. Young, Esq.
Partner, Young and McNelis
Elected January 2014

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