Jeffrey W. Runge, MD, FACEP, CEO and President
Jeff is on the Board of Directors of the NCMS and has been serving as the Chief Medical Officer for Biospatial, Inc., a national biosurveillance and preparedness company, since 2017 and as President of Biologue, Inc., a biodefense consulting company, since 2008. Jeff has also served The Chertoff Group, a homeland security business consulting organization, since 2009, as a Principal and most recently as a Senior Advisor. Jeff is a Director of the National Collaborative for Biopreparedness at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Over the course of his career, Jeff served as the Chief Medical Officer and Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2008, and Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and over 16 years as a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nine years as Assistant Chairman.
Jeff received his M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his emergency medicine residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (Carolinas Medical Center). Jeff is board certified in emergency medicine.
Linda is the owner and founding physician of Albemarle Pediatrics, which she founded in 1988 with the goal of providing quality healthcare in a warm and nurturing environment.
From 1988 to 2017, Linda served on the medical staff of Carolinas Health System Stanly, intermittently as Chief of Pediatrics and on various executive committees. From 1999 to 2000, she served as the Chief of Staff at Stanly Regional Medical Center and from 2001 to 2010 she served on their Board of Directors. Currently Linda also serves on the Board of Directors of the John P. Murray Community Care Clinic.
Linda received her M.D. from Wake Forest University and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Moses G. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro, North Carolina. Linda is board certified in pediatrics.
John is a family medicine physician with the Sanford Medical Group, a satellite of Pinehurst Medical Clinic that provides primary care and occupational health services, since 1984.
In 2011, John was the President of the North Carolina Medical Society. John served on the Board of Directors of The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence since 2006, serving as Board chair 2012-2014 and he has been chair of the NC delegation to the American Medical Association since 2009.
John received his M.D. at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and completed his family medicine residency training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. John is board certified in family medicine.
Richard is the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Blue Ridge Community Health Services, a non-profit community health center in Western North Carolina.
From 2006 until 2015, Richard served as the Medical Director of Community Care of Western North Carolina, a regional network of health care professionals based in Asheville. Richard has also served on the Clinical Faculty of the Hendersonville Family Medicine Residency Program since 2005.
Richard received his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, completed his family medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati, and completed an obstetrics fellowship at the University of Utah.