LTC-CN Steering Committee

To help guide the project mission, assure equal representation across the Commonwealth, and provide feedback to the core research team, a steering committee has been established.  This committee is composed of representatives (a physician and an advanced practice provider) from the five health planning regions across the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Carl J. “Christian” Bergman, MD, CMD, FACP
Assistant Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine, VCU
Principal Investigator, Virginia LTC Clinician Network
Chair, Steering Committee 

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Laura Finch, GNP, MS, RN
Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Virginia Center on Aging, VCU
Clinical Coordinator, Virginia LTC Clinician Network
Vice-Chair, Steering Committee

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Katherine L. Coffey-Vega, MD
Associate Professor
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine 
Region: Southwest

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Shawlawn Freeman-Hicks, NP
Region: Central

Tangela Hardy, MSN, APRN, AGNP-C
Nurse Practitioner
SNF/LTC Partners of Virginia 
Region: Central

Aabha Jain, MD
Infectious Diseases Physicians, Inc 
Region: Northern

Mary Mallory, AGPCNP-BC
Primary Care Provider, MALTC 
Region: Eastern

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Noelle Pierson, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner and Practice Manager
Virginia Internal Medicine, Inc. 
Region: Northern

William Reed, MD
Legacy Care 
Region: Central

Jamie Smith, FNP-C, CCP
Chief Education and Compliance Officer
Premier Geriatric Solutions PLLC 
Region: Southwest

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Rob Walters, MD, CMD
Medical Director and Attending Physician, MALTC 
Region: Eastern

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Jonathan Winter, MD
Front Royal Family Practice and Multispecialty Clinic, Valley Health 
Region: Northwest