Beebe Medical Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
Beebe Medical Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to the Board of Directors. Joining the Board are Dr. Gregory A. Bahtiarian, James N. Richmann, and Sharlene “Sherri” Sharp Tunnell.
“We are fortunate to welcome these three distinguished individuals as part of our Board of Directors to provide leadership and support for the benefit of Beebe Medical Center,” says Michael Clemmer, Executive Director of the Foundation.
Dr. Bahtiarian is a family practice physician and a founding partner of Mid-Atlantic Family Practice, which has become one of the largest primary care practices in Sussex County. Dr. Bahtiarian attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in family practice at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He moved to Lewes in 1998 after serving on active duty for seven years in the United States Army at Fort Bragg where he spent his last four years training residents to become Army family physicians. Dr. Bahtiarian and his wife, Ellen, a Radiologist at Beebe Medical Center, live in Lewes with their two children, Brian and Michele. Since moving to the area, Drs. Bahtiarian have been actively involved with many community activities and events, and have been proud supporters of the Greater Lewes Foundation and the Beebe Medical Foundation.
Jim Richmann is principal architect in the Enterprise Platforms Group at Intel® Corporation. Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with the semiconductor chips, boards, systems, and software codes that are the building blocks of the Internet economy. Mr. Richmann’s technical skills include architectural planning and risk assessment for some of the world’s largest corporation, governments and non-governmental organizations. Prior to assuming his current position with Intel, he was Vice President and Chief Technology Architect at The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. Mr. Richmann is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included 1st Armored Division, U.S. Army Headquarters Program Analysis and Evaluation, and the U.S. Army Concepts Analysis Agency, among others. At the time of his retirement from government service, he was the director of a U. S. Army financial modeling information system in the Pentagon. His awards include the U. S. Army’s highest award for technical merit in operations research, the Department of the Army Wilbur B. Payne Memorial Award. Since moving to Lewes he has become a member of the Lewes Historic Preservation Commission, Lewes Chamber of Commerce, Lewes Historical Society and the Delaware Mobile Surf Fisherman’s Association. Married to community volunteer, Frances Richmann, they have two children and three grandchildren.
Sherri Tunnell, a native of Sussex County and the daughter of Long Neck residents, Richard and Sandra Sharp, has long held an interest in healthcare. A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, Mrs. Tunnell once interned at Beebe Medical Center. Most recently, she has been supportive of many different healthcare focused organizations, including serving as a board member and Treasurer of the Delaware Pharmacists Society, the American Pharmacists Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society and the Long Neck Health Fair. Mrs. Tunnell is a Partner with her husband, Robert Tunnell, Jr., the Managing General Partner of Tunnell Companies, LP, headquartered in Long Neck. She is an active member of the Tunnell Companies and was heavily involved in the design and execution of the Clubhouse at Baywood. Sherri and Rob Tunnell have four children Robert, Sarah, Laine and one-year-old daughter, Sadie.
Beebe Medical Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with the sole purpose of strengthening patient care programs and services of Beebe Medical Center through philanthropy. Through their efforts the Foundation helps fund equipment, programs, construction and renovation of facilities, and the endowment to secure the future for quality patient care.
If you would like information about the Beebe Medical Foundation, please call 302-644-2900.