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Meet the Leadership at Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR)

Our leadership team is dedicated to advancing children's health in our community and are driven by a passion to put children first.

Neujahr

Elias Neujahr, MHA, MBA

CEO, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Email: Elias.Neujahr@vcuhealth.org
Neujahr joins CHoR from CHRISTUS Health System where he served as president of The Children's Hospital of San Antonio. Affiliated with the Baylor College of Medicine, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio employs more than 170 pediatric health care providers. As president, Neujahr led successful efforts to significantly improve quality outcomes while supporting operational efficiencies. He was also active in leading the growth of signature programs, including a congenital heart center, maternal/fetal health and expansions in neurosciences, oncology and orthopedics. Neujahr was also responsible for construction projects that transformed the hospital's main campus and brought outpatient facilities to the surrounding community.
Prior to joining The Children's Hospital of San Antonio in 2014, Neujahr served three years as vice president of operations at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital and Physicians, part of Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During his tenure, the hospital achieved multiple U.S. News and World Report best children's hospitals rankings.
Neujahr previously excelled in several roles at Women and Infants Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, serving as director of ambulatory and physician services and associate vice president of clinical resources before being promoted to vice president of clinical resources.
Neujahr holds master's degrees in both health care and business administration from the University of Colorado. He completed his undergraduate education at Colorado State University where he received a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science.
Roane

Jeniece S. Roane, MS, RN, NE-BC

Associate Vice President of Operations and Associate Chief Nursing Officer 
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Email: jeniece.roane@vcuhealth.org

Roane plays an essential role on the CHoR executive team and within VCU Health's leadership structure. Her extensive pediatric nursing and leadership career drive her work with our teams to enhance the patient experience and improve quality outcomes across our full continuum of care. She is critical in crafting the vision for our new inpatient tower and will lead the execution of operational change for the new facility. Roane works with our quality teams to drive quality performance to the top decile.

Jeniece has more than 25 years of nursing experience and holds a master and bachelor of science in nursing from VCU School of Nursing and she is currently pursuing her doctorate of philosophy in nursing. She continues to advocate for our community's children in her personal time as an active member on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities and Family Lifeline.

Rubin

Bruce K. Rubin, MEngr, MD, MBA, FRCPC

Jessie Ball duPont Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Physician-in-Chief, CHoR
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Email: bruce.rubin@vcuhealth.org
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C.D. Anthony Herndon, MD, FAAP, FACS

C.D. Anthony Herndon, MD

Professor and chief, Urology
Co-surgeon-in-chief, CHoR
Email: claude.herndon@vcuhealth.org
Lanning

David A. Lanning, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics
Division of General Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief, CHoR
Email: david.lanning@vcuhealth.org
Zhao

Wei Zhao, MD, PhD, FAAAAI, FACAAI

Vice Chair of Clinical Operations
Pediatric Ambulatory Medical Director
Associate Professor and Chief
Division of Allergy and Immunology
Email: wei.zhao@vcuhealth.org
Rozycki

Henry Rozycki, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Neonatal Medicine
Vice Chair of Research, CHoR
Email: henry.rozycki@vcuhealth.org

Box 980276
Richmond, VA 23298-0276
Crawley

Rocquel Crawley, MBA, BSN, RNC-BC, NEA-BC

Director of Nursing and Operations
Ambulatory Care

Email: rocquel.crawley@vcuhealth.org
Darby

Sharon W. Darby, DNP, RN, NHA, FACHE

Interim Executive Director
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Long Term Care Administrator
Email: sdarby@chva.org Mrs. Darby oversees inpatient and outpatient nursing as well as several other clinical departments on the Brook Road Campus. Prior to becoming Vice President, Darby served as Children's Hospital's Director of Clinical Services from August 2001-July 2003. Darby's experience includes more than 20 years in Nursing at VCU Medical Center, with 10 years serving in nursing administration where her managerial duties included newborn and pediatric intensive, intermediate and general care units.
Britt

Suzanne B. Britt MSHA, LNHA

Director, Children's Pavilion

Email:suzanne.britt@vcuhealth.org

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