ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS

02-23-2017

Berlin, Md. – At its annual leadership retreat, Atlantic General Hospital’s Board of Trustees welcomed James Ryan Bergey, III, of Bergey and Company, PA; Charlotte Cathell, register of wills for Worcester County; Greg Shockley, owner of Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ocean City; and G. Hale Harrison, vice president of operations and real estate for Harrison Group Resort Hotels in Ocean City, Md.

James Ryan Bergey, III is a Berlin native, certified public accountant and a member of Bergey and Company, P.A., with offices in Berlin, Md. He has been a practicing accountant since 2006 and holds bachelor's degrees in both accounting and finance from the University of Maryland. Bergey is a member of the finance committee of Atlantic General Hospital, and is on the board of directors of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co., and Hudson Heath Services, Inc.

The Honorable Charlotte Kerbin Cathell was first sworn into office as the Register of Wills for Worcester County on December 3, 1998. A lifelong resident of Worcester County, Cathell is married to Judge Dale R. Cathell (retired). She is on the AGH Foundation board of directors and the corporate board. Cathell was a founder and president of Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity), is currently a member and former vice-president of the Worcester County Commission for Women and is on the board of directors of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co. Cathell has resided in Ocean Pines for over forty years and is the first countywide-elected official from Ocean Pines.

Greg Shockley, owner of Shenanigan’s Irish Pub in Ocean City, Md., was the 2012 recipient of the Paul Hazard Award, named after one of the original Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA) members. Shockley is a founding member of the Boardwalk Development Association, helping to implement $5 million in boardwalk improvements, and serves on the Maryland tourism development board. He has also served as president of the Ocean City Development Corporation and the OCHMRA.

G. Hale Harrison, an Ocean City native, is vice president of operations and real estate for Harrison Group Resort Hotels in Ocean City, Md. Harrison serves as a director and is past president of the Ocean City Hotel-Motel-Restaurant Association (OCHMRA), and is on the board of directors of Calvin B. Taylor Banking Co. He has also served as a member of the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation Board, the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Advisory Board, the Town of Ocean City’s Tourism Commission, and the Ocean City Development Corporation Board of Directors. Harrison has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and knowledge of commercial real estate operations and finance.

“We truly value the leadership and guidance of each Board of Trustees member. As a not-for-profit hospital, we rely heavily on the expertise and service of our board members and community. We are thrilled to have them as integral members of our Board of Trustees and Corporation,” commented Michael Franklin, FACHE, president and CEO Atlantic General Hospital.