Executive Staff

W. Scott Burnette

Scott Burnette began serving CMH as President and CEO in 1999. He has over 29 years of progressive experience in healthcare administration, hospital operations, managed care contracting, financial oversight, strategic planning, continuous quality improvement, federal and state legislative advocacy, and new venture development with recognized skills in physician relations, productivity enhancement, cost reduction, negotiation, and collaboration.

Mr. Burnette received his Business Administration Degree from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia, graduating Cum Laude and receiving an Outstanding Management Major Award. He earned a Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

Currently, Mr. Burnette sits on Governor McDonnell's Health Reform Advisory Council.



Edward Brandenburg
Vice President of Professional Services

Mr. Brandenburg joined the CMH family as Vice President of Operations in July, 1992. He has over 30 years experience in healthcare operations.  Before becoming involved in healthcare administration in 1989, his career was focused in management engineering and quality and process improvement.

Mr. Brandenburg earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Systems from Georgia Tech and his Master of Business Administration from Lynchburg College. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and also is
certified as a Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM).

Mr. Brandenburg also serves the community as Chairman of the South Central Workforce Investment Board. He represents the Healthcenter as a member of the Central Virginia Hospital Disaster Planning Taskforce, and the Mecklenburg County Public Schools Emergency Response, Crisis Management, and School Safety Advisory Committee.


Kenneth W. Libby, Jr.
Vice President of Finance

Kenneth W. Libby Jr., FHFMA, CPA began his career with Community Memorial Hospital in July 2001 as Controller. In 2009, he was promoted to Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

He received his Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Virginia Tech. He is a Fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and a licensed CPA in the State of Virginia.


Vice President of Patient Care Services

Ursula N. Butts, BSN, MSHA, NEA-BC, FACHE, has been the Vice President of Patient Care Services at Community Memorial Hospital since July 2001. Ms. Butts received a Diploma in Nursing from Forsyth Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1970.

She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994 and her Masters of Science in Health Administration from MCV VCU in 1997. Additionally, Ms. Butts completed an Executive Fellowship in Patient Safety at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia Campus in 2003.

Prior to assuming her position as Vice President of Patient Care Services at Community Memorial Hospital, Ms. Butts held various clinical and administrative positions at the Healthcenter, including Infection Control Practitioner, Director of Home Health and Hospice and Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services.

Ms. Butts is currently a board member as well as the Past President for the Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives, a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, a member of the Virginia Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She is a charter member of the Virginia Center for Health Innovation and serves on the VHHA Safety and Quality Council and as chair of the Virginia Patient Safety Summit planning committee.  Ms. Butts is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In 2008 Ms. Butts was recognized by the American Nurse Credentialing Center as the Organizational Nurse Executive Innovator of the Year .



Brenda T. Palmore
Assistant Vice President Practice Management & Physician Relations

Brenda Palmore was born at Community Memorial Hospital and raised in the area. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Admin with a concentration in Management from Longwood and Master of Business Admin from Averett University.  Mrs. Palmore is a Certified Medical Practice Executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives. 

Mrs. Palmore has been employed with CMH since 1999 and was promoted from Director of Medical Staff Services to Assistant Vice President in Feb 2009.



Nancy Prince, RN, MBA, LNHA
Assistant Vice President Extended Care and Clinical Services

Nancy Prince started her health care career in 1972 at CMH as a staff nurse. She has 17 years experience as a dialysis administrator and has held  positions at CMH as dialysis director, health and wellness manager and worked in Human Resources as a clinical recruiter. She received her RN degree from John Tyler Community College, her MBA from Averett University and is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator.

Mrs. Prince is a member of the Virginia Healthcare Administrators.