PBHN Board of Directors

The business and affairs of the Permian Basin Healthcare Network (PBHN) are managed under the direction of a nine-member all physician Board of Directors. Directors are elected annually by, and from PBHN’s Class A voting physician membership. The terms of office of one-third of the Directors expire each year, and directors who are elected to fill such positions are elected for terms of three (3) years. The Board of Directors has three officers: President, Vice President and Secretary – each of which is elected annually by the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors meets on a monthly basis. One meeting each year is designated for Strategic Planning and board elections are held at the Annual Meeting of the Membership. Special meetings of the Board are ‘called’ as required. PBHN maintains Directors and Officers and Errors and Omissions liability insurance to indemnify the Board and its officers against any such liability.

2016 Board of Directors

PBHN President
Chittur Ramanathan, M.D.
Specialty: Family Medicine

  • Director Since: 1999
  • Term Expires: 12-31-2016
  • PBHN Member Since: 1995
  • Previously served as Secretary in 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Previously served as President in 2005
  • Previously served as Vice President in 2007
  • PBHN Vice-President
    Gregory Shipkey, M.D.
    Specialty: Emergency Medicine

    • Director Since: 2011
    • Term Expires: 12-31-2016
    • PBHN Member Since: 2010
    • Previously served as Credentials Chair, 2011

    PBHN Secretary
    Moss Hampton, M.D.

    • Director Since: 01-01-2014
    • Term Expires: 12-31-2017
    • PBHN Member Since: 2006

    Chair, Credentials Committee
    Vijay Borra, M.D.
    Specialty: Orthopedics

    • Director Since: 01-01-2014
    • Term Expires: 12-31-2016
    • PBHN Member Since: 2012

    Skip Batch, M.D.
    Specialty: Anesthesiology

    • Director Since: 2010
    • Term Expires: 12-31-2014
    • PBHN Member Since: 1998
    • Previously served as Credentials Committee Chair

    Ikemefuna Okwuwa, M.D.
    Specialty:Family Medicine

  • Director Since: 01-01-2016
  • Term Expires: 12-31-2018
  • PBHN Member Since: 2012
  • Darrell Parsons, M.D.
    Specialty: Internal Medicine

    • Director Since: 01-01-2015
    • Term Expires: 12-31-2017
    • PBHN Member Since: 2012

    Mauricio Pinto, M.D.
    Specialty: Hospitalist

  • Director Since: 01-01-2016
  • Term Expires: 12-31-2018
  • PBHN Member Since: 2013
  • Augusto Sepulveda, M.D.
    Specialty: Internal Medicine

    • Director Since: 2015
    • Term Expires: 12-31-2017
    • PBHN Member Since: 2012