Christopher Accashian
Chief Operating Officer

Christopher Accashian has served as chief operating officer (COO) of the Bon Secours Richmond market since July 2020. Since joining the ministry in 2016, he has also served as the president of Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center and Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital. Prior to joining Bon Secours, Accashian served in a variety of leadership roles within Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Accashian earned a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a Medline Scholar and chapter president of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Virginia.

Peter Charvat, M.D.
Chief Clinical Officer

Peter Charvat, M.D., serves as the chief clinical officer (CCO) for the Bon Secours Richmond market. Dr. Charvat brings more than 20 years of experience to the ministry as a physician executive, including serving most recently as chief medical officer and vice president of St. Joseph’s Hospitals in Tampa. Dr. Charvat earned his medical degree from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine and his master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado Denver. He is board certified in emergency medicine and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Brenda Woodcock
Chief Nursing Officer

Brenda Woodcock, MS, RN, WHNP, NEA-BC, serves as the chief nursing officer for the Bon Secours Richmond market. She joined Bon Secours in 2020 as part of the acquisition of Southside Medical Center where she served as chief nursing officer since 2016. For more than 20 years, she has held many nursing and nursing leadership positions, including both ACNO and CNO positions. Woodcock received her undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She is currently anticipating completing her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program with Liberty University in 2021.