Novant Rowan foundation names new board members

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 27, 2019

SALISBURY — Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation has added three area professionals to its board, which provides stewardship and oversight of its operations and activities.

The new members are Dr. Brandon Aron, Dr. Aerik Williams and Traci Williams.

The appointee will replace Dr. Hetal Amin-Patel, Perry Hood, Andy Porter and Carole Simmons.

Aron is a general dentist in Salisbury. He earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and his doctorate in dental medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in Lexington. Aron volunteers and serves on the dental committee at the Community Care Clinic of Rowan County and received the Mike Fuller Volunteer of the Year award in 2013.

Aron has served on boards of the Community Care Clinic and Food for Thought and is a former member of the Rotary Club of Salisbury. He was on the planning committee and volunteered at the 2013, 2015 and 2017 N.C. Missions of Mercy Clinics in Salisbury.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Rowan County Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry. He attends First Presbyterian Church, where he served on the pastor nominating committee and attends the FUSE Sunday School Class. He lives in Salisbury with his wife, Teen, and their two children.

Aerik Williams is an allergist-immunologist with Allergy Partners of Rowan-Salisbury. He attended Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore for his undergraduate degree, followed by medical school at Ohio State University in Columbus. Williams has published in The American Journal of Medicine, Journal of Asthma and Allergy, and BioMed Research International. He is a member of Kiwanis International. He lives in Davidson with his wife, Lindsey, and son, Maxwell.

Traci Williams is CEO of Crescent Construction Services and managing partner of Granite Quarry Properties. She earned her undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She is past president of Waterworks Visual Arts Center and the Country Club of Salisbury; vice chairwoman of the board of trustees of Salisbury Academy; and a member of First United Methodist Church. Williams lives in Salisbury with her husband, Brad, and two children, Courtney and Meredith.

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center Foundation’s goal is to raise awareness and funding for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center to benefit the hospital staff and patients. Its top fundraising initiative is the Wallace Cancer Center campaign. The new center will consolidate cancer centers in one location in Rowan County.

Other priority fundraising is focused on behavioral health, women’s health, cancer, and heart and vascular care.

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