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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2021 continue to lead Human Resources and Financial Service. She joined the institution in February 2016 to help St. Jude launch a new, six-year strategic plan focused on significantly expanding clinical care and research programs. As CFO, Keel has played an integral part in shepherding program growth and campus expansion as outlined in the hospital’s six-year strategic plan. In her time at St. Jude, Keel has implemented programs that led to millions of dollars in annual savings for the hospital.

William Kim

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Regional One Health 877 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38103 901-545-7100 regionalonehealth.org

Kim joined Regional One Health as senior vice president and chief information officer in December 2018. In this role, he is responsible for all information technology services at Regional One Health, including strategic planning, tactical roadmap, and operational excellence. Kim leads efforts to build and implement enterprisewide information systems and solutions that support clinical and business operations. Kim has more than 20 years of information technology services leadership experience across diverse health systems, including large-scale public, private, and university integrated delivery network systems. Kim is a graduate of University of California, Los Angeles.

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President Tennessee Nurses Association 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 405 Nashville, TN 372281296 615-254-0350 president@ tnaonline.org

Kirkland has been a Nurse Practitioner in the Saint Francis Memphis Emergency Department for 14 years. She previously worked as an RN in Critical Care and as an NP for Preventive Internal Medicine Group. She received her BSN at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, and graduate degree at University of Tennessee Health Science Center. In her work with Tennessee Nurses Association, she works to support professional nurses in our state and to advocate for improved access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Tennesseans.

Tina Kovacs, MBA Market Chief Financial Officer Saint Francis Healthcare 5959 Park Avenue Memphis, TN 38119 901-765-1000


Kovacs serves as the Market Chief Financial Officer for Saint Francis Healthcare and is responsible for the financial operations of Saint Francis Bartlett and Saint Francis Memphis. Originally from New Orleans, La., Kovacs graduated from Loyola University with an accounting degree and then earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. She has worked for the hospital’s parent company, Tenet Healthcare, since 2001, when she was hired as a controller. Continuing to move up the career ladder, she worked as the assistant CFO for a large hospital in El Paso,

Texas before moving to CFO of Saint Francis Bartlett and then to CFO for the Saint Francis market.

L Chuck Lane

Chief Financial Officer Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare 1211 Union Ave., Suite 700 Memphis, TN 38104 901-516-0791 methodisthealth.org

Lane serves as SVP/chief financial officer for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH). Lane joined MLH in 1996, where he served as project facilitator for the corporate finance department and director of business planning for the MLH corporate division. He was promoted to CFO for Methodist University Hospital (MUH) in 2001. After leading MUH for 16 years, Lane was promoted in 2017 to senior vice president/associate CFO for the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system. He received both a bachelor’s degree and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Memphis.

Ann Langston

Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Opportunities Church Health 1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-7170 langstona@ churchhealth.org

Langston attended Southern Methodist University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts and J.D. degrees. She practiced law in Atlanta and Memphis for 22 years before joining Church Health in 1999. She has served as Director, Chief Strategic Officer and is now the Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Opportunities with Church Health. She currently serves on the Boards of the Com-