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Meet our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors for The Legacy at North Augusta share a devotion to the ministry, guiding our growth to ensure that our community is a retirement destination for new generations. As NLCS President and CEO Larry Bradshaw said, “The Trustees don’t just meet in a Board Room. They are out in the community, speaking with neighbors and seeing for themselves opportunities for improvement.” To learn about the Board of Directors for our parent organization, National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS), click here.

 

Dr. Steven Mosher

Chair
Dr. Mosher is director of the Health Care Administration Program at Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia, as well as professor of health care administration and political science. He teaches courses in a variety of health care administration and political science areas that include health care strategic management, economics and finance of health care, long -term care administration, global health care and managed care. His research interests have been in role and use of organizational audits, future of health care systems; long-term care and the quality of life, ethics in health care; and global health care issues. Dr. Mosher has also contributed his time as a lecturer and presenter at various colleges and conferences. Dr. Mosher attended the University of South Carolina where he earned his Ph.D. in government and international studies; Master of Arts in international studies; and Bachelor of Arts in political science (cum laude).

Dr. Shirley Travis

Vice Chair
Dr. Shirley Travis received an associate degree in nursing from Dekalb College, a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in nursing from Georgia State University, and a doctorate in family studies/adult development and aging from Virginia Tech. During her career, she held clinical, educational, and administrative positions including endowed professorships at the University of Oklahoma and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. During her clinical years, she maintained a faculty practice as a licensed Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is a recipient of the Janssen Eldercare Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to the health care of older Americans, Academic Gerontologist of the Year Award from the Southern Gerontological Society for her record of applied research in long-term care, and the Springer Geriatric/ Gerontological Nursing Research Award for her end of life research. Dr. Travis is a past president of the National Gerontological Nursing Association and a former chair of the Clinical Medicine Section (now Health Sciences Section) of the Gerontological Society of America. Notable past community service activities for Dr. Travis include appointments to the INOVA Health System, Health Care Services Board of Trustees in Fairfax, Virginia and multiple terms on the National Omnicare Clinical Pharmacotherapeutics Advisory Board. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Travis was an Eminent Scholar of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving and served on the Institute Board of Directors from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Travis’ last professional position was founding dean of the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University. She retired in 2014 and now happily resides on a hilltop in Churchville, Virginia with her husband, Dr. William J. (Jim) McAuley and two standard poodles.

Deborah Bright Harris, RN, MSN

Secretary-Treasurer
Mrs. Harris joined the board of The Legacy at North Augusta in 2019. She is a Registered Professional Nurse with over 45 years of experience in health care with a focus on mental health and treatment. After retiring with 30 years of service in the Virginia health care system, she worked as a nurse educator in the public school and college system for 15 years. Currently, she is working to provide treatment to those affected by opioid addiction. Mrs. Harris has served on the board of the Augusta Heart Association and has volunteered at the Augusta Free Clinic and with the local American Red Cross. She was born and raised in Staunton, Virginia, and continues to live in the area with her husband, the Rev. Jim Harris. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and her Master of Science in nursing from The University of Virginia with a focus on psychiatric/mental health nursing.

Lawrence R. Bradshaw

President & CEO, National Lutheran Communities & Services

Larry Bradshaw joined National Lutheran Communities & Services (NLCS) in October 2009 as president and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of experience in the not-for-profit senior living industry. From 1987-2006, he was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Strategic Growth with Asbury Communities, a not-for-profit, multi-site, senior living organization. In 2006, Larry took on the role of President for Asbury’s for-profit company, The Asbury Group, offering consulting services to other Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Larry was also the principal of Bradshaw Insights Group, providing consulting services to CCRCs in everything from strategic planning and board development to financial analysis and capital structure development.

As the president and CEO at NLCS, Larry focuses on strategic growth and furthering the organization’s 130-year mission and ministry of providing lifestyle, residential and health care options for seniors. He leads a team of dedicated professionals whose collective goal is to meet the ever-changing needs of seniors, while providing excellent care and innovative services that preserve seniors’ independence and dignity. Under his leadership, NLCS has become a multi-site organization through both new development and acquisitions, and it has developed a wide range of services including home care, home health care and community care centers.

Larry is an active member of LeadingAge and LeadingAge Maryland, has served as a CCAC (now CARF) Commissioner, and as Chair of CCAC’s Financial Advisory Panel. He is a frequent presenter at numerous national meetings, including LeadingAge, the National Investment Conference, and Ziegler’s Senior Living CFO Workshop.

Larry has a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Emporia State University and a Master of Business Administration in technology management from The University of Phoenix.