CEO and President
Dr. Runge has over 30 years as a board-certified emergency medicine physician, practicing in Charlotte until 2001. From 2001 to 2008, he was the chief executive of two Federal government agencies. Since that time, he has served as a consultant in public policy and business strategy for companies in the fields of biodefense, medical preparedness and road safety. He also is a member of the NCMS Board of Directors.
Dr. Meier is a practicing internist and pediatrician at Wake Internal Medicine Consultants in Raleigh. He serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors of WakeMed Key Community Care, an Accountable Care Organization that is part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Meier held positions of increasing responsibility in operations, manufacturing and finance at a Fortune 100 company. He was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Kieffer Paper Mills and Kieffer Pulp Mills. Dr. Meier also is a member of the NCMS Board of Directors.
Dr. Mangum practices family medicine at the Sanford Medical Group, where he has been a principal for 33 years. The Sanford Medical Group has been part of Pinehurst Medical Clinic since 2010. He is a past president of the NCMS (2011) and is the chair of the North Carolina delegation to the American Medical Association. Dr. Mangum has served on the Board of Directors of The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence since 2006, serving as chair 2011-2014.
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.