About Us

LEadership

Board of Directors

  • Steve Rodriguez

    Chair

    Christine Petzing, MD

    Vice Chair

     

    Susie Archer
    Stuart Bell
    Susan Fearing
    Tess Judge
    Arthur H. Keeney, III
    Ernie Larkin, MD
    Roger G. Lever, MD
    Jody Midgette
    Roger Robertson

The Outer Banks Hospital operates as a private, not-for-profit community hospital. The responsibility and authority for the management of the hospital and its subsidiaries are vested in its voluntary Board of Directors comprised of 10 members. Six members are appointed by Vidant Health and four by Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. Each of the two owners, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare and Vidant Health, is represented on the Board of Directors, in addition to Outer Banks residents. Members serve for a three-year, renewable term.

Executive Staff

Ronnie Sloan, FACHE, President

Ronnie Sloan

President

Ronnie Sloan received his Masters in Health Administration from Kennedy Western University in 1999, Bachelors of Health Sciences in Administration in 1990 from the Medical University of South Carolina and an Associate in Respiratory Therapy in 1985. Sloan was appointed as President in 2011. Previous to this appointment, he was the Administrator in charge of Swain County Hospital and Swain Medical Center. In addition, Sloan served as Vice President of Support Services for the MedWest Health System, a three-hospital system with campuses in four counties with 2,100 employee and 304 beds. Mr. Sloan is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member on Eastern AHEC, The Community Care Clinic of Dare, Healthy Carolinians of the Outer Banks, The Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and Dare Child Community Collaborative. Additionally, Sloan has a clinical background as supervisor and Respiratory Care Practitioner in North and South Carolina.

Todd Warlitner, Vice President, Business Operations

Todd Warlitner

Vice President, Business Operations

Todd J. Warlitner joined The Outer Banks Hospital in December 2002. His previous role was director of fiscal services/assistant chief financial officer of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) in Martinsville, Virginia, a position he held from July 1989. Prior to his service at MHMHC, Warlitner served for two years as accounting manager at Alleghany Regional Hospital in Low Moor, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (VA Tech) in 1984. Warlitner is a certified public accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants, and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Tidewater Area Central Hospital Laundry, Inc.; vice flotilla commander, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary; and power boat captain, Martin’s Point Yacht Club, and is a member of the Outer Banks Repeater Association.

Marcia Bryant, Chief Nursing Officer

Marcia Bryant

Vice President, Clinical Operations

Marcia Bryant earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from UNC Greensboro and her master’s in nursing from East Carolina University. She was appointed chief nursing officer in 2015, and brought nearly 30 years of nursing experience to the role. Leadership posts included director of cardiac services for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and administrative supervisor for Emory University Orthopedics and Spine Hospital. She has also held nursing leadership roles in North Carolina, at Mission-St. Joseph Health System in Asheville, and at what is now Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Amy Montgomery, Senior Administrator of Operations

Amy Montgomery

Senior Administrator of Operations

Amy Montgomery holds a bachelor’s degree in nutrition and dietetics and a master’s degree in health promotion from East Carolina University. Formerly the hospital’s director of community outreach, Montgomery accepted the senior administrator of operations role in 2015. She is an established leader in our community. As the health education supervisor for the Dare County Department of Public Health, Montgomery started the Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Unit and the Peer Power Program. She also led the first Community Health Assessment for Dare County. She was a key member of the committee that started the Outer Banks Marathon and Outer Banks Sporting Events, as part of her seven-year tenure as the executive director of the Dare Education Foundation.