News Release

Monday, January 26, 2004

Contact: George Stinnett, CHKD, (757) 668-7043

CHKD Health System Creates Peninsula Board of Advisors

HAMPTON ROADS, Va.—Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters Health System (CHKDHS) recently created a Peninsula Board of Advisors to help ensure the soon-to-open CHKD Health Center now under construction in the Oyster Point area of Newport News meets the needs of Peninsula families who will utilize the services and programs that will be offered there. Additionally, the board will serve as advocates for CHKD on the Peninsula and as a resource to identify opportunities for community education and outreach programs at the Center and to help secure funding for them. “Living and working within the Peninsula as they do, the members of this new board know the relevant issues and areas of opportunity and will be able to recommend ways to meet the needs of Peninsula families who require CHKD’s specialized care,” said Jim Dahling, CHKDHS president and chief executive officer. Founding members of CHKD’s Peninsula Board of Advisors include:
  • Margaret Blackwell, director of EEO, diversity & community relations, Northrup Grumman Newport News Corp.
  • Wanda Blalock, leader, Spinnaker Circle of the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters, Newport News
  • Kristen Chisman, Hampton
  • Anne C. H. Conner, senior vice president, Bank of America, Yorktown
  • James T. Daly, regional president (Peninsula), BB&T, Norfolk
  • Liz Moore, president, Liz Moore and Associates, Newport News
  • Anna McNider, Capitol Initiatives, Hampton
  • Gerald L. Passaro, president, Harbor Bank, Newport News
  • Dr. Robert Schappert, Newport News
  • Ann Shuford-Haggett, senior vice president, Old Point Trust and Financial Services, Newport News
  • C. Frederick Westphal Jr., senior partner, Goodman & Company, Newport News
  • The two-story, 43,000-square foot CHKD Health Center will provide for the first time a permanent home on the Peninsula for CHKD medical and surgical specialists, a full range of rehabilitation and diagnostic services and a Children’s Medical Group primary care practice. The 8-acre site also provides sufficient space for future expansion, making it easier to pursue additional options for caring for local children – from additional specialty clinics to outpatient surgery. “The board’s role will be critical in helping us decide how to bring more and better health care for children closer to Peninsula families,” Dahling said.