Board of Directors

Mark Piehl, MD, MPH, Founder and Chairman of the Board

fetch_imageMedical Director, WakeMed Children's Hospital, Raleigh, NC
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine

Dr. Mark Piehl has served as the Medical Director at WakeMed Children's Hospital since 2009.  He earned his MD and MPH from the University of North Carolina, where he completed his internal medicine and pediatrics residency as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Piehl is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics, a recipient of the AHEC Faculty Teaching Award, and the founder and chairman of the Board for Samaritan Health Center.  He and his wife Meggan live in Chapel Hill and are the parents of three children.

Rachel Steinwender Betts, JD

Rachel Betts is an attorney in Durham, NC. Her prior experience includes eight years as inhouse counsel for Bayer CropScience LP in Research Triangle Park and five years as an associate with the Raleigh law firm Smith Anderson. Rachel holds a J.D. and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of Church of the Good Shepherd. She lives in Durham with her husband, Doug, and their two children.

Eric Chetwood, CFP®

Financial Consultant - Adams Chetwood Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

Eric Chetwood joined the Adams Chetwood Wealth Management Group in June of 2004. He is a graduate of the Kenan Flagler Business School of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Business Administration. Eric chose to further enhance his financial knowledge by earning the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM designation through coursework at Duke University. Eric's primary responsibilities consist of managing client portfolios, executive investment planning, and managing the team's overall business strategy. Eric enjoys spending time with his family and learning about ways to effect change in his community. He has been privileged to participate in the Leadership Durham and Leadership Triangle programs. He is a member of the North Durham Rotary Club, the Financial Planning Association, a board member of Campus Outreach and an elder at the Summit Church in Durham, NC.

Richard Hobbs, MD 


Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, University of North Carolina

Rick Hobbs is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at UNC, where he is employed as a hospitalist and is active in resident and medical student education.  He has been involved with Samaritan Health Center since before the clinic opened its doors in 2009.  Nearly fluent in Spanish, he has a particular interest in Latino and international health.  Rick and his wife Juli live in Durham.  They have two beautiful children and attend Grace Community Church in Carrboro. 


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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Health System

Christina is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and works for Duke University Hospital in an outpatient psychiatric clinic. She’s a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recently became a Durham resident. Motivated by her love of Christ, she has sought to work among marginalized populations. Past opportunities have a “global is local” slant and include an internship in Ghana, West Africa and work with the local Latino population. She and her husband actively worship at Grace Hill Church in Hillsborough.

Leland Little

Owner, LL Auctions, Hillsborough, NC

Leland Little is the President of LL Auction and Estate Sales in Hillsborough.  LLAES, Ltd. specializes in consigning and auctioning estates and collections including furniture, fine art, Asian antiques, Southern antiques, pottery, and porcelain.  Leland and his wife Beth have two daughters and attend the Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham.

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Professor, Durham Technical Community College

Jay was born in Toledo, Ohio. He became a Christian in his teenage years as a result of a praying grandmother and the witness of friends and family. He attended the University of Michigan where he received his B.A. in Psychology. He returned to graduate school in the fall of 1997 and completed a Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology in the fall of 2000. Jay currently teaches at Durham Technical Community College. His prior non-profit experience has included serving on the boards of Caring House and Next-Step Housing.

Rick Stouffer, MD

Chief of Clinical Cardiology, UNC.


George A. Stouffer, MD is the Henry A. Foscue Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Director of Interventional Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Chief of Clinical Cardiology at the University of North Carolina. He graduated from Bucknell University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency, cardiology fellowship, and interventional cardiology fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Stouffer's main focus is interventional cardiology, but he is also actively involved in clinical and basic science research. He is the author of three textbooks and more than 100 scientific publications and has been elected to Fellowship in the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the American Heart Association and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.

Ray Toher, MD


Internist, Durham Medical Center, Durham, NC

Dr. Ray Toher has practiced medicine in Durham since 1975.  He is a graduate of Duke University and Duke Medical School and completed his internal medicine residency at Duke Medical Center.  Ray and his wife Tricia are the parents of three daughters and attend the Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham.



Jeffrey West, DMD

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Dr. Jeffrey West is a solo practicing general dentist in Chapel Hill.  He earned a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before attending Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA.  He has volunteered at Samaritan Health Center in the dental clinic and looks forward to helping grow this aspect of SHC.  He and his wife, Crystal live with their son and daughter in Carrboro and are members of Christ Community Church in Chapel Hill. 


Chen-Sen (Samson) Wu, JD, MD 

Chen-Sen (Samson) Wu is Senior Counsel at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He advises senior management, represents GSK at industry meetings, and serves as primary counsel for sales and marketing teams in 13 states, focusing on health care law, government investigations, and FDA regulations. Prior to GSK, Samson was an attorney at the law firm of Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC, representing Pfizer, Merck, and Wyeth in federal and state courts nationwide. Samson graduated from Yale Law School, where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, and Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal. He earned his M.D. from Duke, where he was selected for the National Institutes of Health Clinical Research Training Program. Samson received his A.B. from Stanford, where he was Co-Managing Editor of the Stanford Daily and played rugby. A first-generation immigrant from Taiwan, he speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese fluently. He attends Church of the Good Shepherd with his wife, Ryanne, and two young sons.

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