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Pardee welcomes two new board members

Two new members have joined the 15-person Board of Directors for Pardee UNC Health Care, replacing Dr. Peter Goodfield and retired BRCC president Molly Parkhill.

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The new members, John Bryant, Ed.D., associate superintendent for administrative services of Henderson County Public Schools, and Chip Gould, president and owner of Cason Companies Inc., began their terms on June 1 and will serve for three years through 2020.

Bryant earned his undergraduate degree from Elon University in English education, a master’s degree in school administration from Gardner-Webb University and a doctorate of educational leadership from Western Carolina University. Prior to his role as associate superintendent, he served as an English teacher and school principal. Bryant has served as chair of the Hendersonville YMCA’s advisory board, a member of the United Way of Henderson County’s executive board and a member of the Henderson County Transportation Advisory Committee. He is active in the community with the United Way, Flat Rock Playhouse and Henderson County Education Foundation. He and his wife reside in Hendersonville.

Gould has owned Cason Companies Inc. for 18 years and has been part of the company for 42 years. He attended Georgia Military College and served in the United States Air Force. He is vice chair of the Blue Ridge Community College Board of Trustees, a member of the Blue Ridge Community College Educational Foundation, vice chair of the Asheville Savings Bank board of directors and chairman of Henderson County’s Economic Investment Fund. Gould is active in the community as chair of the East Flat Rock Small Area Planning Group and as a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville. He and his wife have two children, one granddaughter and reside in Flat Rock.

“On behalf of the Pardee UNC Health Care board of directors, I am pleased to welcome John and Chip to our board of directors,” said Dr. William Medina, chair of the Pardee UNC Health Care board of directors. “As leaders in our community, they will offer their unique perspectives on health care in Henderson County and surrounding areas. We look forward to their service and input on our leadership team.”