Healthcare: Leading in the Face of Change
At the helm of RVA's healthcare community are two dynamic female CEOs: Toni Ardabell of Bon Secours Richmond Health System and Deborah Davis of VCU Health System. Join us as Tracy Kemp Stallings of VCU College of Health Professions moderates a discussion of thier innovative approaches to leadership as part of our Real Conversation series. This enriching evening will spark inspiration for field-tested methodologies that you can apply in your daily work from two of Richmond's leaders in healthcare.
See below for event details.
Toni R. Ardabell
CEO, Bon Secours Richmond Health System
As CEO of Bon Secours Virginia Health System, Toni Ardabell oversees a $2.1 billion health system with eight acute-care hospitals in Richmond and Hampton Roads. Prior to this, she served for six years as the CEO of St. Mary’s Hospital, the Richmond health system’s flagship hospital. Before joining Bon Secours, she served the COO for the Inova Fairfax Hospital campus. Toni serves on a number of boards, including for the Penn State University College of Nursing, the Chamber Foundation, the Boys & Girls Club of Richmond, Bon Secours Richmond Health System and the Bon Secours Foundation; she is also an active member of Venture Richmond, the Virginia Business Council and the Management Round Table. She has received a number of awards, including Outstanding Woman of the Year for Health and Science from the YWCA, Remarkable Woman of the Year from the Metropolitan Business League and Outstanding Alumni from Penn State University. Toni is deeply committed to serving her community, particularly on issues surrounding children’s health and wellbeing. She also works to build awareness of and eradicate human trafficking on both the local and regional levels. A native of Pennsylvania, she earned her bachelor’s in nursing from Pennsylvania State University, her master’s in nursing from Catholic University of America and her MBA from Marymount University.
CEO, VCU Hospitals and Clinics, VCU Health System
Vice President for Clinical Services, VCU
Deborah Davis has more than 40 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, and joined the VCU Health System in 2007 after serving as the president of Pitt County Memorial Hospital (now Vidant Medical Center) in North Carolina. She serves on the Vizient Board of Directors, on the Advisory Committee of the Central Virginia Healthcare Executive Group, and as a Preceptor for Administrative Residency for the MHA Program at VCU. She also currently serves on the boards of directors for the Valentine Richmond History Center, the American Heart Association of Metro Richmond and ChamberRVA, and as a member of the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Additionally, she serves on the East Carolina University/BB&T Center for Leadership Board of Directors, was a founding member of the East Carolina University Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors and was appointed in July 2011 to the Board of Trustees for East Carolina University. Previously, Deborah has served on various American College of Healthcare Executives committees and as a Regent-at-Large. In addition, she has served on the American Hospital Association Committee on Health Professions and on the University HealthSystem Consortium Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Deborah has also been very active in the Council of Teaching Hospitals and the Association of American Medical Colleges, serving previously as a COTH Administrative Board member, a COTH representative to the AAMC Assembly and as the COTH representative to the AAMC Group on Diversity and Inclusion. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Tracy Kemp Stallings
Director of Industry Engagement, VCU College of Health Professions
past Chair, ChamberRVA
former COO, Johnston Willis Hospital
We'll start off at 4:00 pm with check-in, connecting and tabletops to visit. The program will begin promptly at 4:30 pm
. We'll end with a reception with very light hors d'oeuvres. Join in as we all engage on this important topic.
If you're interested in displaying your products or services via a tabletop
, please reach out to Stephanie directly at 804-783-9350 for more information.
The program agenda will be:
- 4:00-4:30 pm Check-in, connecting and tabletops
- 4:30-5:30 pm The "Real Conversation"
- 5:30-6:15 pm Reception and more connecting
Questions? Please contact Stephanie Phillips at 804-783-9350.