AGH welcomes four new Board of Trustees members
(April 7, 2017) During the annual leadership retreat, Atlantic General Hospital’s Board of Trustees welcomed James Ryan Bergey, III, of Bergey and Company, PA; Honorable Charlotte Kerbin Cathell, register of wills for Worcester County; Greg Shockley, owner of Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ocean City; and G. Hale Harrison, vice president of operations and real estate for Harrison Group Resort Hotels in Ocean City.
Bergey is a Berlin native, certified public accountant and a member of Bergey and Company, P.A., with offices in Berlin. He has been a practicing accountant since 2006 and holds bachelor’s degrees in both accounting and finance from the University of Maryland.
Bergey is a member of the finance committee of Atlantic General Hospital, and is on the board of directors of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co., and Hudson Heath Services, Inc.
Cathell was first sworn into office as the register of wills for Worcester County on Dec. 3, 1998.
A lifelong resident of Worcester County, Cathell is married to Judge Dale R. Cathell (retired). She is on the AGH Foundation board of directors and the corporate board. Cathell was a founder and president of Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), is currently a member and former vice president of the Worcester County Commission for Women and is on the board of directors of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co.
Cathell has resided in Ocean Pines for over 40 years and is the first countywide-elected official from Ocean Pines.
Shockley, owner of Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ocean City, was the 2012 recipient of the Paul Hazard Award, named after one of the original Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) members.
Shockley is a founding member of the Boardwalk Development Association, helping to implement $5 million in Boardwalk improvements, and serves on the Maryland tourism development board. He has also served as president of the Ocean City Development Corporation and the OCHMRA.
Harrison, an Ocean City native, is vice president of operations and real estate for Harrison Group Resort Hotels in Ocean City.
Harrison serves as a director and is past president of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA), and is on the board of directors of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co. He has also served as a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board, the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Advisory Board, the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Commission, and the Ocean City Development Corporation Board of Directors.
Harrison has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and knowledge of commercial real estate operations and finance.
“We truly value the leadership and guidance of each Board of Trustees member. As a not-for-profit hospital, we rely heavily on the expertise and service of our board members and community,” said Michael Franklin, FACHE, president and CEO Atlantic General Hospital. “We are thrilled to have them as integral members of our Board of Trustees and Corporation.”
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland, and Sussex County in Delaware, since May 1993.
Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services.
It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion and chemotherapy for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center.
Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region.
For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.