The dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and a Roanoke business owner have been named as the newest members of the board of directors at Friendship Retirement Community.
Dr. Cynda Johnson, dean at the new medical school, joins Kathryn Oelschlager, owner of RSVP Ltd. and Provisions Gourmet on the 15-member board, according to a news release today.
“As a major healthcare provider in the Roanoke Valley, Friendship is honored to call on Dr. Johnson’s extensive medical, clinical and academic background,” said Russ Barksdale, Friendship’s president and CEO, in the release. “And in Kathryn we have a new board member with proven business acumen and a long-established commitment to community boards that improve the lives of people in the Roanoke Valley.”
Oelschalger also serves on the board of directors of North Cross School and the Foundation for Roanoke Valley.