INCHARGE HEALTHCARE 2019 major hospital system, large physician practice and a major health insurer. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale and his MBA from Northeastern University. He is on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and NashvilleHealth, as well as serving on the executive committee and board of the Healthcare Leadership Council.
Maria de Fatima Lima, PhD Senior VP, Research & Innovation Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Research Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6533 mmc.edu A native Brazilian, de Fatima Lima was named dean in 1998 and has oversight of Meharry’s doctoral and master’s level students in the areas of neuroscience, microbiology/immunology, pharmacology, cancer biology and public health. She has been affiliated with Meharry for more than two decades. Most recently, she was also named senior vice president to guide the institution in identifying opportunities both within and outside of Meharry to enhance fundamental, translational, clinical, community engagement, policy and population health research. After earning her doctorate from Michigan State, she completed her post-doctoral work at Meharry and then accepted a faculty role. Widely published, her research specialty is infectious diseases. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Jim Deal CEO Compassus Creekside Crossing IV 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.224.8028 compassus.com Deal led the management team in founding the hospice, home health and palliative care company in 2006. Today, Compassus serves patients and families in 140 locations across 30 states. Prior to this venture, Deal, who has more than 40 years of industry experience, was president of Diabetes Treatment Centers of America (now Healthways), chairman and CEO of Nashville-based Inspiris and CEO of Center for Diagnostic Imaging in Minneapolis. He sits on the board of directors for Envision Healthcare. He earned his MPA in health services administration from the University of Arizona.
Robert Dempsey Shareholder Polsinelli 401 Commerce St., Suite 900 Nashville 37219 615.259.1512 polsinelli.com The large firm’s Nashville office focuses on healthcare, with a cross-disciplined practice in transactions, securities and finance, and an emphasis on distressed investing. Dempsey focuses on buying and selling healthcare and senior living companies, including those that might be struggling. His extensive understanding of the healthcare industry allows him to offer advice in connection with development activities and to assist clients in developing feasible strategies to enhance the strength of their healthcare offerings, as well as business structuring, joint venture, divestiture and other transactions. Dempsey earned his undergraduate degree from Duke and his law degree from Vanderbilt.
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