About

Board of Directors

HQI is governed by a board of directors that includes up to 10 voting members who represent Medicare consumers, senior advocates, physicians, providers, health policymakers and insurers.

As an organization committed to sound governance, HQI has adopted practices designed to promote a healthy board. These include three-year terms, a limit of two successive terms, and a $200 per meeting cap on compensation for voting members who are not HQI team members. New appointments are made at the January meeting.

  • Richard W. Lewis, CPA, CFE

    Chairman

    Richard W. Lewis, of Richmond, has more than 10 years of experience in both corporate and public accounting. Currently, he is a partner at Keiter, where he ensures the quality of accounting and auditing services. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants and Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and serves on the Finance Committee for the Barksdale Theatre. He also served on the Finance Committee of the Kidney Foundation of Virginia. Mr. Lewis holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Lynchburg College. His term expires in 2017.

  • Charles O. Frazier, MD, FAAFP

    Vice Chairman

    Charles O. Frazier, MD, FAAFP, of Williamsburg, joined the Board in 2013. He has nearly 30 years of medical and leadership experience including service in the U.S. Navy. A practicing family physician, Dr. Frazier has served multiple roles at Riverside Health System, including the Director of its Family Medicine Residency Program, and is currently Riverside’s Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Information and Innovation Officer. Dr. Frazier received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Virginia and completed his Family Medicine Residency with the Charleston Naval Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was chief resident from 1991 to 1992. He is also an active member of several professional organizations including the Medical Society of Virginia and the American Medical Group Association Institute for Quality Leadership and is currently the President of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians. His term expires in 2019.

  • James L. Perkins, MHA

    Secretary Treasurer

    James L. Perkins, MHA, of Manakin-Sabot, joined the board in 2012. He has more than 30 years of experience in health care management and administration. Mr. Perkins is a current member MD Valuecare Board of Directors. Previously, he served on the board of the Westminster Canterbury Retirement and Care Community and as an ex-officio board member for the Richmond Academy of Medicine from 2009-2011. He is also a past member of the American College of Practice Executives and the Medical Group Management Association. He received a master’s of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia and a bachelor’s from the College of William and Mary. His term expires in 2018.

Colin A. Banas, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Term expires 2018

John O. Beckner, RPh

National Community Pharmacists Association
Term expires 2017

Lora D. Epperly, RN, MSN

Commonwealth Care of Roanoke, Inc.
Term expires 2017

Kurt Proctor, Ph.D., RPh

National Community Pharmacists Association
Term expires 2023

Marilyn H. West, MPH

M.H. West & Co.
Term expires 2018

Sara Redding Wilson

Virginia Department of Human Resource Management
Term expires 2019