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InCharge HEALTHCARE 2020 Tina Kovacs

Chief Financial Officer Saint Francis Healthcare 2986 Kate Bond Rd. Bartlett, TN 38133 901-820-7050 tina.kovacs@ tenethealth.com

In November 2017, Kovacs assumed the role of CFO for Saint Francis Healthcare. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Financial Officer at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. She provides executive financial leadership, overseeing Accounting, Business Office, Patient Registration, Medical Records, Materials Management, Case Management, and Information Systems. Previous experience includes serving as Assistant Chief Financial Officer at Sierra Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She has also worked in financial leadership roles at hospitals in Indiana and Louisiana. Kovacs received her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University in New Orleans and her MBA from the University of New Orleans.

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 (CFO) 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 Community Redevelopment Agency, the Foundation of Southwest Tennessee Community College and St. John’s United Methodist Church.

Jami Lazarov, JD

General Counsel LifeLinc Anesthesia 3340 Players Club Parkway, Suite 350 Memphis, TN 38125 901-844-1590 lifelinc.com

Lazarov serves as LifeLinc’s General Counsel bringing over 8 years of legal experience to the organization. In her role, Jami advises LifeLinc on clinical services agreements, employment contracting, health law and risk management, regulatory compliance, and general corporate matters. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and earned her Juris Doctor degree at the University of Miami School of Law. Jami is a member of the Memphis Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the Junior League of Memphis, Leo S. Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court, and the Association of Women Attorneys.

John A. Lewis

Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC 6325 Humphreys Boulevard Memphis, TN 38120 901-522-2615    semmes-murphey.com

Lewis is Administrator and CEO at Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC, where he is involved in all phases of leading the

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operation and setting strategic direction. With 25-plus years of leadership experience in multiple industries, including manufacturing, distribution and healthcare, Lewis has spent the last 18 years at Semmes Murphey Clinic, PC. He completed his Master of Business Administration at Christian Brothers University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant, a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and Certified in IT Project Management.

Wendy M. Likes, PhD, DNSc, FAANP

Dean, College of Nursing, Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair University of Tennessee Health Science Center 920 Madison Ave., 10th Floor 901-448-6135 wlikes@uthsc.edu

A three-time alumna of UTHSC, Likes was appointed dean of the College of Nursing in June 2015. Under her leadership, the college has been ranked among the Top 24 DNP programs in the country. She is responsible for managing more than 100 faculty and staff members and educating and serving some 600 students annually. She holds the Ruth Neil Murry Endowed Chair in Nursing. Likes has served as principal investigator or co-investigator for more than $1.2 million in grants and special project funding.

Jason Little

President and Chief Executive Officer Baptist Memorial Health Care 350 North Humphreys Blvd. Memphis, TN 38120 901-227-5134


Little is Baptist Memorial Health Care’s president and CEO. He is the fifth president in Baptist’s history, and under his leadership Baptist has grown from a 14-hospital system to a 22-hospital, $3.1 billion integrated health care system. Little received his bachelor’s degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee, where he received the prestigious Whittle Scholarship and was elected student body president. He earned master’s degrees in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He came to

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