VAHO Board of Directors


Richard Ingram, MD
Shenandoah Oncology, PC

Vice President

Charles Maurer, MD
Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg, Inc.


Michael A. Borton, MBA
Virginia Cancer Specialists


Ricky Newton
Ricky Newton, CPA
Community Oncology Alliance
Ricky Newton has over 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry. As the director of financial services and operations for the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), he provides guidance and support for COA practices in areas such as administration, purchasing, billing, and practice management. 

Ricky has presented and consulted at over 350 conferences and practices in 46 states on topics such as financial and practice management issues in medical practices, contracting with insurers, and pharmacy management.


Tom A. Gallo, MS, MDA
Executive Director
Virginia Cancer Institute

Thomas A. Gallo, MS, MDA, is executive director of the Virginia Cancer Institute in Richmond, Virginia. In this role, he manages all aspects of a 24-provider medical oncology practice with 7 medical offices, ambulatory infusion centers, laboratories, and more than 200 employees. Among his responsibilities are strategic planning, operations, financial management, personnel management, and purchasing.

Mr. Gallo has been an active member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) for more than 10 years. He served as ACCC President-Elect 2017-2018. Currently, he also serves on ACCC’s Governmental Affairs Committee, which he previously chaired. He has presented at a number of ACCC Annual Meetings and has previously served on the ACCC Board of Trustees (2004-2005).

In addition to his involvement with ACCC, Mr. Gallo is a member of the Board of Directors of MD Value Care, an ACO of independent physician practices; past president of the Executive Committee of the MGMA Administrators in Oncology-Hematology Assembly (AOHA); a current member and former president of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Hematologists and Oncologists (VAHO); and a former board member of the Community Oncology Alliance.

Prior to entering the healthcare field, Mr. Gallo was a commercial banker with Marine Midland Bank in New York City and Central Fidelity Bank in Richmond, Virginia.

He received a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and an MS in Finance and a Master of Decision Analytics (MDA) degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where he was a Dean’s Scholar.

Marie Garcia, RN, OCN
Virginia Cancer Specialists, PC
James May III, MD, FACP
Virginia Cancer Institute
Carrie Pernell,
Cancer Specialists of Tidewater and Riverside Cancer Infusion Centers-Southside
Keeran Sampat, MD
Virginia Cancer Specialists
Amy K. Skorupa, MD
Cancer Specialists of Tidewater, Ltd.
Christopher N. Vaughn, MD
Hematology-Oncology Associates of Fredericksburg, Inc.

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