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President's Advisory Council

The President’s Advisory Council was established in 2023 to support the strategic transformations of Salem Academy and Salem College. This council is comprised of nationally-prominent thought leaders, champions for gender equity, and community partners who will help guide the current and future work of Salem.

Motivated by Salem’s more than 250 years of leadership in educating women and its bold pivot to focus on STEAM and Health Leadership, the following leaders have committed to participating on the Council and lending their support to Salem:

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne

CEO, Javara
Mary Jo Cagle

Mary Jo Cagle, MD

CEO, Cone Health
Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis

Director, Call for Code IBM
Laura Gerald

Laura Gerald, MD, MPH

President, Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Chere Gregory

Chere Gregory, MD, MHS

Senior VP and Chief Health Equity Officer, Novant Health
Patrice Harris

Patrice Harris, MD

CEO, eMed
Barbara Rimer

Barbara Rimer, DrPH, MPH

Dean Emeritus, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Dr. Prathibha Varkey

Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S.

President, Mayo Clinic Health System

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