Our Board of Directors

Norfolk General Hospital (NGH) is governed by a seventeen-person Board of Directors, made up of 12 volunteer elected Directors and five ex-officio Directors. This team of skilled, experienced, and committed members of our community provides essential leadership, stewardship, and oversight to NGH, sets the strategic direction, and monitors organizational and strategic risk.

Board members have a unique opportunity to help shape health care for their community. We invite applications from strategic thinking leaders who reside in the area and are interested in using their expertise to make a difference in the health and well-being of our communities.

Prospective candidates require a commitment to the Hospital and the community, with an awareness of issues facing NGH and the healthcare system in general. Those applying should expect to devote approximately 7-10 hours per month of their time on hospital business to attend regular monthly board meetings (usually 9/year), committee meetings (average 8/year) an annual retreat as well as social/fundraising events as required.

Directors are appointed for a three-year term for a maximum of nine years.

Message from the Board Chair

Welcome to Norfolk General Hospital. Our goal is to provide the communities we serve with the highest quality of patient care in a friendly, compassionate setting.

The NGH Board of Directors is a passionate team of volunteers who demonstrate a strong commitment to improving how healthcare is delivered in our community. We are fortunate to have a Board with a diverse blend of skills, backgrounds, and perspectives. This mix is incredibly valuable, particularly now when our healthcare system is being challenged like never before.

The Board’s role is to ensure the fantastic team at NGH has the best work environment possible. We work hard so that they can provide our patients throughout our community with the safe, high-quality care they deserve and expect.

We hope that you will visit our website often. It provides easy access to the most up-to-date information about the many services and medical specialties available for you and your family at Norfolk General Hospital.

Our staff, nurses, and physicians have unwavering pride in our hospital and dedicate themselves to provide our patients and families with extraordinary care every day.

On behalf of our Board, I look forward to the exciting opportunities that await our hospital and our community.


Stephanie Pongracz-Clarysse
Board Chair
Norfolk General Hospital

2023-24 Board of Directors

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