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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2021 ogy Foundation. She was a key player in developing and implementing the vision and expansion of the McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health and now serves as CEO of the group. Obaji has served as chair of the American Cancer Society Gala for several years and started the UT/West Cancer Institute Gala in 2019. She and her husband, Dr. Suhail Obaji, an oncologist at West Cancer Center, reside in Memphis.

P Brad Parsons

Chief Executive Officer and Administrator Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis 6019 Walnut Grove Road Memphis, TN 38120 901-226-0505 Brad.parsons@ bmhcc.org

Parsons is the CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Health Care’s flagship entity, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. Parsons previously served as administrator and CEO of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, NEA Baptist Clinic and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. He began his career with Baptist as an assistant administrator at Baptist Memorial HospitalGolden Triangle in 2008. Parsons holds a bachelor’s degree from Birmingham Southern College and master’s degrees in hospital administration and business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Keith Perry

Senior Vice President/Chief Information Officer St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN, 38105 901-595-3300 Stjude.org

After Joining St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 2015 as Chief Information Officer, Perry was given the task of finding the best way to support the staff of researchers and clinicians at St. Jude with technology that advances at a rapid pace. That includes making sure St. Jude acquires technology that improves the way clinicians and doctors treat and follow up with patients. It also ensures researchers have top notch technology to conduct experiments and store data derived from those experiments. A result of his work is St. Jude Cloud, an online data-sharing and collaboration platform that provides researchers access to the world’s largest public repository of pediatric cancer genomics data. St. Jude Cloud was developed through a partnership between St. Jude and Microsoft.

Jenny BartlettPrescott

Chief Operating Officer Church Health 1350 Concourse Ave. Memphis, TN 38104 901-272-7170 prescottj@ churchhealth.org

Bartlett-Prescott is the COO at Church Health, where she has served in a variety of leadership positions since 1997. She has a master’s degree in epidemiology and is the leader driving quality improvement throughout the organization. She is also the leader of integrated health at Church Health.

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Nikki S. Polis, PhD, RN

Chief Nurse Executive Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare 1211 Union Ave., Suite 700 Memphis, TN 38104 901-516-0840 methodisthealth.org

Polis joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in January 2012 as chief nurse executive. Polis is responsible for creating and communicating the vision and direction for nursing within Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. In addition, she provides strategic leadership and supports a progressive professional practice environment that promotes excellence in patient care and nursing practice, with an emphasis aon accelerating our organization’s commitment to patient- and family-centered care. Polis has a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from University of Kentucky, a Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University.

R Sylvia Richey, MD, FACP Chief Medical Officer West Cancer Center 7945 Wolf River Blvd Germantown, TN 38138 901-683-0055 westcancercenter.org

Dr. Richey joined West Cancer Center and Research Institute in 2005 and was recently named Chief Medical Officer. Her undergraduate degree is from Vanderbilt University and she received her medical training at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her Fellowship training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Richey has a focus on patient experience and knowledge of all operational aspects of the cancer center.