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Bob Byrd


Robert E. Byrd was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2018.

He is a resident of Burlington, NC and is currently serving his first term on the Alamance County Board of Commissioners.

He serves on the NC Association of County Commissioners Board of Directors and as Chair of the Health and Human Services Steering Committee. He is the Commissioner sponsor for the 2017 Alamance County Leaders Forum on Opioid Abuse, is liaison to the county’s strategic planning process, and is Co-Chair of the Alamance County Stepping Up Initiative.

Mr. Byrd has had a long and distinguished career in community healthcare with experience and expertise in acute care, long-term care, and provider network development, including behavioral health services, facility development, and strategic planning. He retired as Senior Vice President at Alamance Regional Medical Center.

During his tenure in various positions and responsibilities, he developed a reputation as a respected leader and manager with vision, commitment, and passion for improving the lives of Alamance County citizens. His guidance led to the development of The Village at Brookwood (a continuing care retirement community) and Mebane Medical Park (a satellite outpatient center of ARMC). He also provided leadership to create Healthy Alamance (the county’s NC Healthy Carolinians Coalition), working with local directors of the mental health/developmental disabilities/substance abuse authority, the Public Health Department, the Department of Social Services, and United Way.

He holds an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Health Administration from Duke University. Selected community and personal interests include the Alamance County Arts Council, the NC Symphony Society, Burlington-Alamance Sister Cities, Inc., Alamance ElderCare, Inc., and the United Way of Alamance County/NC.

He is co-founder, music director, and lead saxophonist of the 18-piece Alamance Jazz Band. He is married and is an avid road cyclist.

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