Mary Baldwin University Names New Members to Board of Trustees

July 23, 2021

Hunt Dining Hall on the main MBU campus in Staunton

MBU is pleased to announce the selection of four new Board of Trustees members this summer, leading into the start of its 180th academic year. The list includes a former executive for a Fortune Global 500 company, the president of a prestigious financial consulting firm, senior leadership from a leading regional healthcare provider, and the practicing director of an outpatient physical therapy clinic. 

Hunt Dining Hall on the main MBU campus in Staunton

New MBU Trustees

Forbes Magazine has celebrated Amii Barnard-Bahn as one of the globe’s top executive coaches for legal and compliance issues.

Barnard-Bahn earned her law degree from Georgetown University and is thrilled to share her more than 20 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies around workplace culture, corporate governance, and ethical leadership. Clients include corporate officers at businesses and organizations like Adobe Systems, The Gap, Lyft, Whirlpool, and The Nature Conservancy. 

When she isn’t coaching top execs, Barnard-Bahn serves as a diversity advocate and educator. She provided expert testimony that helped inform the first U.S. laws mandating gender and racial diversity on corporate boards. Her writings about positive leadership and workplace culture have appeared in national magazines like Fast Company and the Harvard Business Review; she is a guest lecturer at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and elsewhere. 

Chartered financial analyst Eloise Chandler ’77 has a 40-year track record of success in investment, financial analysis, and portfolio management.

She made a name for herself after earning a master of business administration from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business by swiftly becoming a principal with Delta Financial, Inc. She joined Virginia Beach investment firm, Vantage Consulting Group, in the late 1980s and is now its president.  

Chandler has a long history of dedication to her alma mater, having previously served on the MBU Alumni Association board and helped establish its Virginia Beach chapter. She also sits on the board of directors at family-owned newspaper company, T.B. Butler Publishing, and a pair of Texas-based charitable foundations. 

Veteran health services and technology executive Raymond “Raki” McGregor is excited to bring his expansive expertise to MBU.

McGregor is the current vice president of new business growth for Novant Health’s digital products and services division—a company with 15 hospitals and more than 350 physician practices. He specializes in leveraging digital and technological channels to explore and deliver new business opportunities, and has previously held senior leadership positions at Independence Blue Cross, The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association, Pillowtex, and Unifi.

McGregor’s passion for driving transformational growth also extends to underserved communities. He has held board positions in his home city of Charlotte, North Carolina, with empowerment-driven nonprofit organizations like Charlotte Works, the Young Black Leadership Alliance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Carolinas, and more. 

Andrew Shipp DPT ’18 earned a doctoral degree in physical therapy from MBU’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences in 2018 and has since become the practicing director of an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

There he helps patients of all ages and ability levels recover from injuries and surgeries, boost quality of life around medical conditions and age-related issues, and more. 

Shipp returns to his alma mater with hopes of helping others — particularly young people of color pursuing medical careers — achieve personal and professional success. On one hand, MBU introduced him to lifelong friends, Shipp recently told MBU, while rigorous coursework paved the way to realizing his dream of becoming a practicing clinician. Shipp intends to use his understanding of the hardships many students face along the path to higher education to inform his input as a new board member.