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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020 Angela Humphreys Member & Chair of Healthcare Practice Group Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7852 bassberry.com As chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group, Humphreys leads the firm’s national Healthcare Practice and co-chairs the firm’s Healthcare Private Equity Team. She represents private equity firms and their portfolio companies, publicly traded companies and nonprofit organizations in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and regulatory and compliance matters across multiple industry sectors, including hospitals and health systems, health plans, surgery centers, behavioral health, laboratories, home health and physician practice management. During her career, Humphreys has served as counsel on transactions valued in excess of $75 billion. She serves as chair of the Health Care M&A Committee of the American Bar Association Business Law Section. She also sits on the board of directors of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, the Tennessee chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Heart Association of Middle Tennessee. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a 2014 Council Fellow.

J Grant Jackson Managing General Partner Council Capital 30 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 576 Nashville 37215 615.255.3707  councilcapital.com Jackson, who joined Council Capital in 2009, has been involved in all aspects of private equity investing since 2001, focused entirely in the healthcare services and healthcare IT sectors. His venture capital investment background includes board-level experience and involvement in all stages of the portfolio company life cycle. Before joining Council, Jackson led healthcare services and healthcare IT investing efforts for The Aurora Funds in Durham, N.C. Jackson sits on a number of boards for Council portfolio companies including emids, EspriGas and Experience Wellness. Jackson received his undergraduate degree from Florida State and his MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is a 2013 Council Fellow. 

Tom Jackson CFO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Jackson began his role as the chief financial officer in July 2019. Previously, he served as market CFO with HCA Healthcare’s Parkridge Health System in Chattanooga for six years. He has nearly 20 years of financial management experience and started his career as a senior auditor for Ernst & Young LLP. A CPA, he earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Lipscomb University and his MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Madan Jagasia, MBBS CMO Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 3927 The Vanderbilt Clinic Nashville 37232 615.343.5374 vicc.org Jagasia, who specializes in stem cell transplant for hematological malignancies, was named chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in 2018. Jagasia joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2001 and has held a number of leadership posts including serving as co-leader of the VICC Translational Research and Interventional Oncology program, heading up the bone marrow transplant team and establishing the long term transplant clinic. Jagasia focuses on translational clinical research with a focus on graft-versus-host disease. He earned his medical degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital-College in Mumbai, India followed by internship at Nassau County Medical Center and residency at the University of Tennessee, Methodist Hospital. Jagasia relocated to Nashville for a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Vanderbilt and later completed both a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation and Master of Management in Health Care at Vanderbilt.

Shubhada Jagasia, MD Professor of Medicine & Chief of Staff Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and Clinics 1161 21st Ave. S., D3100B MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.2104 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Jagasia was recruited to VUMC in 2001 and has served in a variety of roles of increasing responsibility. In addition to serving as vice chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Medicine, she was the medical director of three Vanderbilt endocrinology clinics, in addition to serving as the inpatient medical director in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Jagasia has been responsible for numerous advancements in diabetes care at VUMC. She received medical degree from King Edward Memorial Hospital -College in Mumbai, India. After residency training at the University of Tennessee Baptist Hospital, she completed fellowship training in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and postdoctoral fellowship training in the Department of Biochemistry at St. Jude’s Research Hospital. She also earned a Master of Management in Health Care from the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

Greg James, MD Chief Clinical Officer Ascension Saint Thomas 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 sthealth.com James joined Saint Thomas Health in February 2016. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with St. Vincent’s Health System in Birmingham, which is also part of Ascension. At St. Vincent’s, James served on numerous committees and was named chief medical officer in 2010. The neurologist graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and did his internship in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee Hospital. He completed his residency in neurology, serving as chief resident, at the University of Alabama Hospitals. He also holds an MBA from Auburn.

Yolanda James Director of Fellows Director of Content Strategy Nashville Health Care Council – Council Fellows 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3144 healthcarecouncil.com In addition to managing the Fellows initiative, James plays a key role in the Council’s strategy development and works with staff in program planning, addressing subject content and speaker selection. Before joining the Council, James was the director of public relations and strategy for Tennessee Hospital Association. She also provided oversight of THA’s Agenda 21, an internship program for minority students. She has nearly 20 years of experience in public relations, social marketing and grassroots advocacy. James holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in women’s studies from Miami of Ohio University.

Jim Jenkins Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6236

bassberry.com Jenkins, who joined Bass, Berry & Sims in 1994, is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and served as chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice Group until 2015. He works with clients providing counsel on mergers and acquisitions, public equity and debt offerings, private placements of securities and strategic relationships. He has led hundreds of healthcare transactions for hospitals, managed care plans, physician group practices and surgery centers, including AMSURG Corp.’s $15 billion merger with Envision Healthcare. Jenkins also provides counsel on operational matters including corporate governance. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.

Melissa Johnson, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology PLLC Associate Director, Lung Cancer Research Sarah Cannon Research Institute 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.986.4366 sarahcannon.com tnoncology.com Johnson’s work supports the growth of the phase 2/3 Lung Program clinical trial portfolio, while also furthering the development of early phase compounds for thoracic malignancies in the Drug Development Unit. Prior to joining Sarah Cannon, Johnson was on faculty at Northwestern University and Feinberg School of Medicine, where she was a founding member of the Northwestern Medical Developmental Therapeutics Institute. She earned her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, she did her fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she served one year as chief fellow. She is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

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Nashville Medical News 2020 InCharge Healthcare  

the leaders who keep Music City’s $92 billion industry humming along

Nashville Medical News 2020 InCharge Healthcare  

the leaders who keep Music City’s $92 billion industry humming along