Good Shepherd Health System and Good Shepherd Medical Center has announced the newest elected members of their respective Board of Directors.

Nancy Abernathy served on the Good Shepherd Foundation Board from 1996 to 1998. She was elected to the Health System board in May 2014 as an Advisory Board Member and began her first four-year term beginning in October 2014. As a Vice-President at Jack L. Phillips Company, an oil and gas exploration company, Ms. Abernathy is a financial analyst in charge of revenue distribution. Civically, she has been a Board Member and President of Trinity School of Texas, sat on the Board of Longfellows, served on a variety of committees for First United Methodist Church and chaired the first City Council-appointed committee to research the expansion of the Maude Cobb Activity Complex. She is currently a member of the Development Board of The University of Texas at Tyler. Ms. Abernathy holds a Bachelor of Science from UT-Austin in Composite Sciences.
Michael Burns was elected to the Good Shepherd Medical Center Board in 2009 and to the Health System board as an Advisory Board Member May 2014. He started his first four-year term in October 2014. He is a Vice President and partner with the civil consulting engineering firm of KSA Engineers. Mr. Burns’ professional and community commitments include serving as president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers (1991 Young Engineer of the Year), American Society of Civil Engineers, Great Texas Balloon Race, and as past president of Longview Community Ministries.  He received a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Degree from Texas A&M University.

Joe Bob Joyce was also elected a GSHS Advisory Board Member in May 2014. He is the president of the Safety Council of East Texas and Advisory Council of Letourneau University. Mr. Joyce is involved with several other boards and committees in the region, including the Boys and Girls Club of Gregg County, First Christian Church, Longview Economic Development Corporation (LEDCO), Eastman Contractor Safety Council and Good Shepherd Foundation.

Keith Honey serves as Southwestern Electric Power Company’s representative on the Northeast Texas Air Care board and policy committee, the East Texas City Manager’s Association and the Northeast Texas Economic Developer’s Roundtable. He is a board member of the Marshall Chamber of Commerce and a vice chairman of the Longview Chamber of Commerce, along with serving as president-elect of the Marshall Citizens Advisory Council, sitting on the board of the Longview 2020 Forum and representing Gregg County on the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority. Other community roles include chairmanships of Junior Achievement of East Texas, the Greater Longview United Way’s Leadership Society and Good Shepherd Foundation board. Mr. Honey is an advisory board member of the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and serves as vice chairman of the Martin House Children’s Advocacy Center board. In 1993, Mr. Honey was appointed to the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry, and currently serves as chairman of the City of Longview’s Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee.

Lester Lucy is the President of the Southwest Region for BancorpSouth. He currently serves the community as the President of the Longview Economic Development Organization, Chairman of Junior Achievement of East Texas, Treasurer of the Longview Daybreak Kiwanis, Chairman of the Board of Trustee for First United Methodist Church and a board member of Asbury House Child Enrichment Center.