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Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously observed the only thing constant is change. Fast forward 2,500 years, give or take a few, and those in the healthcare industry would surely agree truer words have never been spoken. This is an industry in the midst of transformative change; and the 2014 edition of InCharge Healthcare, a compilation of key decision-makers and thought leaders across our vibrant healthcare industry, reflects that change. On closer inspection, I think you will find another ‘constant’ that is a hallmark of the Nashville healthcare industry … a genuine generosity of spirit that puts aside ego for the sake of innovation. You only have to look at who is behind much of the venture capital money in this market and count the number of incubators and accelerators popping up to know this is a city where longestablished industry executives have gone out of their way to encourage young companies and emerging leaders. Support for a changing industry comes on many fronts. Nashville and the state have benefited greatly from having established leaders at the forefront of our ‘big picture’ organizations. This year’s cover features four individuals who are helping foster change by preparing their key audiences for what lies ahead. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, has extensive public health leadership experience. His collaborative style has only served to enhance and encourage statewide initiatives to address health threats and move the needle on improved outcomes. Russ Miller and Craig Becker have deep experience in their respective organizations advocating on behalf of the state’s physicians and hospitals. Under their leadership, both the Tennessee Medical Association and Tennessee Hospital Association have launched innovative programming and educational tools to help their members navigate a healthcare landscape that is rapidly changing. As president of the Nashville Health Care Council, Caroline Young is instrumental in sustaining and growing the city’s $70 billion industry. Not only does the organization’s programming foster networking and better understanding of key issues across the broad spectrum of the industry, but the Nashville Health Care Council has been on the forefront of preparing the next generation of industry leaders through its Council Fellows and Leadership Health Care initiatives. Moving forward, every ounce of ingenuity and innovation will be required to transform the delivery of care in America. As you look through this guide, we think it is abundantly clear that no group … no city … is in a better position to drive the national conversation than the professionals based here in Nashville. We hope you find InCharge Healthcare 2014 a useful resource you turn to often to tap into our vast local expertise. While much thought and care has gone into creating this list and ensuring its accuracy, we again recognize the wisdom of Heraclitus and acknowledge change is constant. We also know there are many other deserving leaders who could be included. Please feel free to help us grow future editions by emailing your thoughts and ideas to editor@ nashvillemedicalnews.com.
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A Sami S. Abbasi CEO American Pathology Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.916.3200 ap2.com Abbasi brought more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience when he joined APP as CEO in 2011. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of National Surgical Care, Inc. in Dallas, which was acquired by Nashville-based AmSurg. Abassi also was co-founder, president and CEO of diagnostic imaging servicers provider Radiologix, Inc. and served as COO and CFO for Adminiquest, which serviced the insurance and benefits industry. Abbasi serves as director and chairman of the audit committee for Behringer Harvard Multifamily REIT I, as well as director for American CareSource Holdings. Clint Adams CFO Ardent Health One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.296.3000 ardenthealth.com Adams, who joined Ardent in 2003, brings more than 25 years of accounting and healthcare experience to the lead financial role for the health services company. Previously, he was an audit senior manager for Ernst & Young, where he managed large and medium-sized audit engagements of multiple SEC healthcare and technology companies. He also served as controller for PathGroup Inc. and was an audit manager and staff accountant for Deloitte. A CPA, Adams is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Robert Adams Chairman & CEO National HealthCare Corp. 100 East Vine St. Murfreesboro 37130 615.890.2020 nhccare.com Adams has served in leadership positions for NHC for 39 years, including 21 years on the board of directors. He became chairman of the board in 2009 and has been CEO since November 2004. Adams has extensive long-term care experience, including serving NHC as a healthcare center administrator and regional VP as NHC and its affiliates have grown to operate more than 130 operations and programs in 10 states. Sharon Adkins, MSN, RN Executive Director Tennessee Nurses Association 545 Mainstream Drive, Suite 405 Nashville 37228 615.254.0350 tnaonline.org Prior to assuming leadership for the state’s professional nursing organization in 2006, Adkins held various leadership positions over two decades at Vanderbilt, where she maintains an adjunct faculty position at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She holds an
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undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Minnesota, a master’s in nursing administration from VUSN, and is a 1997 graduate of the Parish Nurse Preparation Institute at the Marquette University College of Nursing. At Vanderbilt, she developed and directed the Center for Parish Nursing and Health Ministries and is a past president of the National Health Ministries Association. Clifford Adlerz President & COO Symbion Healthcare 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.234.5900 symbion.com Adlerz has served as president of Symbion since May 2002 and as COO and a board director since its inception in 1999. Previously, he was COO of UniPhy, an operator of multi-specialty clinics, independent practice associations and related outpatient services. He also served as division VP of HCA Inc. and regional VP of HealthTrust. Karen Ahern Senior VP, National Healthcare Finance Fifth Third Bank 424 Church St., Suite 500 Nashville 37219 615.687.8020 53.com In 2011, Ahern stepped into the role overseeing national healthcare lending after joining Fifth Third in 2008 as director of healthcare banking. Previously, the healthcare finance veteran was with SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and also headed up healthcare finance at National City. In 1996, Ahern became the first finance professional elected to the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Bill Alexander COO Tennessee Oncology, PLLC 300 20th Ave. N., Suite 301 Nashville 37203 615.329.0570 tnoncology.com Alexander serves as COO of Tennessee Oncology, the state’s largest and rapidly growing physician-owned oncology practice. The comprehensive range of services include specialized oncology nursing care, laboratory services, outpatient chemotherapy, PET/CT services and patient education and support. At the end of 2013, the practice employed more than 75 oncologists in 30 locations throughout Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia. Alexander joined Tennessee Oncology in 1996 and oversees operations, as well as strategic planning and execution efforts. Bill Anderson, MD President Aspire Health 5115 Maryland Way Brentwood 37027 615.377.0770 aspirehealthcare.com Launched in 2013, Aspire Health is a palliative medicine company that works with a network of providers and clinics to support patients facing
serious illness by addressing symptoms and pain, helping patients and caregivers navigate the complex healthcare system and providing emotional and spiritual support. Prior to Aspire, Anderson, a general and thoracic surgeon by training, has held an array of industry roles including division president of Iasis Healthcare (Health Choice Arizona), vice president of Clinical Integration at HealthSpring and assistant CMO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Kasey Anderson Executive Director Nashville Academy of Medicine 3301 West End Ave., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.712.6236 nashvillemedicine.org A 2010 ”Women to Watch” honoree, Anderson serves as the voice of physicians in the Nashville community. In addition to leading the state’s oldest medical society, she also spearheads Bridges to Care Plus, bringing specialty medical care to the uninsured through a network of healthcare professionals. Prior to NAM, Anderson worked in education. Tom Anderson Co-founder, Vice Chair Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Anderson co-founded Capella with Dan Slipkovich in April 2005. His current focus is on development. Previously, he was senior VP of acquisitions and development for Province Healthcare, where he completed transactions involving 18 hospitals before Province was sold to LifePoint. He began his career in 1975 in public service with the Tennessee Division of State Audit. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn. Doug Andrews Co-founder & President Lam-Andrews Advertising 1201 Eighth Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.297.7717 lam-andrews.com Andrews, who co-founded this healthcare communications firm in 1991, is responsible for business development, operations and strategic planning. He also serves as the firm’s technology director, applying a range of online marketing expertise to help clients maximize brand awareness and lead generation using web-based tactics. Hal Andrews Chairman, President & CEO RevPoint 100 Winners Circle, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.349.1999 revpointhealth.com Andrews leads this revenue cycle management firm (formerly nTelagent) and has a long history of successful entrepreneurial healthcare endeavors. Most recently, he co-founded Mainland Morgan & Co., a holding company
InCharge with interests in healthcare, IT and real estate. Prior to that, Andrews was managing director of The Martin Companies and led the firm’s healthcare investment activities. He also held leadership roles at Cogent Healthcare, Essent Healthcare, InPhact and Arcon Healthcare. He currently serves on the boards of Care Team Connect, Shareable Ink, Lincor Solutions and SmartPatient and on the advisory board of Nashville Capital Network. Anne Sumpter Arney Member Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 511 Union St., Suite 1600 Nashville 37219 615.238.6360 bonelaw.com A third-generation lawyer and active community leader, Arney represents businesses and health care professionals in a variety of corporate, operational and regulatory matters. A frequent guest speaker on health care and corporate law related topics for industry and professional associations, Arney also advises both health care and non-health care entrepreneurs on how to start, grow, operate and sell their businesses. Carlos L. Arteaga, MD Associate Director for Clinical Research; Director, Breast Cancer Program; Director, Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies; & Director, VICC Research Network Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 2220 Pierce Ave. 682 Preston Research Building Nashville 37232-6838 615.936.3524 vicc.org An internationally renowned physician-scientist and prolific author, Arteaga leads the prestigious Vanderbilt National Cancer Institute Breast Cancer SPORE grant and is one of Stand Up to Cancer’s Dream Team investigators. He will take the reins of the American Association of Cancer Research as the national organization’s 2014-15 president. Arteaga also serves on the scientific advisory board for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Breast Cancer Foundation. A medical oncologist by training, Arteaga joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University in 1989. Jordan Asher, MD CMO & Chief Integration Officer MissionPoint Health Partners 523 Mainstream Drive Nashville 37228 615.284.5700 missionpointhealth.org In his role with MissionPoint, Asher focuses on clinical integration among providers, facilities and other partners within the care delivery platform. Previously, he was physician network executive for Saint Thomas Health Services where he focused on creating and implementing physician alignment strategies. He was in private practice for 13 years and served as medical director for a large multispeciality group. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the American Society of Hypertension. He completed his medical training at Vanderbilt.
Brent Atkinson VP, Operations Tennessee Medical Association 2301 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Atkinson has been with TMA since 2005 overseeing accounting, operations management and human resources functions for the state’s professional organization for physicians. He was named to the executive leadership team at the end of 2012. Atkinson holds an undergraduate degree in accounting and business management and a graduate degree in finance. Ralph C. Atkinson, III, MD President Nephrology Associates, PC 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 300 Nashville 37205 615.356.4111 tnkidney.com Board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, Atkinson became president of the 29-physician nephrology practice in 2012. He is a former chief-of-staff for Centennial Medical Center and is currently medical director for the CMC Kidney Transplant Program. Atkinson serves as medial director of the Ature Dialysis Program for Fresenius Medical Care and the FMC Lawrenceburg dialysis clinic. He joined Nephrology Associates in 1991. Mark Awh, MD Founder & President Radsource, LLC 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.376.7500 radsource.us An authority on magnetic resonance imaging, Awh was a founder of Radsource, a joint venture between United Surgical Partners International and Imaging Specialists, PLLC, in 2001. Awh oversees the imaging management company, which offers services ranging from interpretation to developing multisite imaging centers. Prior to founding Radsource, Awh served as director of MRI at Saint Thomas Hospital and as president of one of the nation’s largest radiology private practices.
B Rahn Bailey, MD Immediate Past President National Medical Association Professor & Chair, Department of Psychiatry Meharry School of Medicine 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6606 mmc.edu Bailey joined the Meharry faculty in 2008 to revitalize the Psychiatry Department, which has grown steadily under his leadership. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, completed residency at the University of Texas – Houston and his fellowship at Yale. He is double board certified in general psychiatry
and in forensic psychiatry and has extensive expertise in forensic cases including establishing competency to stand trial, child custody cases, clinical malpractice, insanity, fitness for duty, and malpractice. Bailey is the immediate past president of the National Medical Association, which represents more than 50,000 AfricanAmerican physicians. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Ben Baker COO CareHere 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 350 Brentwood 37027 615.221.5901 carehere.com Baker, who co-founded CareHere in 2004, is the former president of Precision Data Management Systems, which markets information technology consulting services. He is a certified master black belt in the Six Sigma quality management process pioneered by General Electric. CareHere runs more than 130 on-site healthcare clinics in 20 states. Jeff Balser, MD, PhD Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs & Dean Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S. D-3300, MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.3030 medschool.vanderbilt.edu A Vanderbilt School of Medicine graduate, Balser joined his alma mater as an associate dean in 1998 and was named chair of VUMC’s Department of Anesthesiology three years later. In 2004, he became the chief research officer, leading expansion that moved Vanderbilt into the top 10 in NIH funding. In October 2008, Balser became the 11th dean of the School of Medicine since its founding in 1875 and was named associate vice chancellor for Health Affairs. Eight months later, he took the role of vice chancellor upon the retirement of Harry Jacobson, MD, who hand selected Balser as his successor. Lee Barfield Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6202 bassberry.com Barfield has been a member of the firm since 1978 and is in the litigation and healthcare industry practice areas of Bass, Berry & Sims. He has defended hospitals, doctors and nurses in medical malpractice cases and has counseled healthcare providers on hospital operational issues, child abuse reporting, fraud and abuse and other regulatory issues. A graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, he is an adjunct professor of health law for his alma mater.
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HEALTHCARE David Bartholomew President & CEO HCCA Health Connections 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37207 615.921-9510 hccahc.com
Bartholomew joined the parent company of HCCA in 2009 to lead international and domestic diversification strategies for the company, which provides international clinical recruitment services. He has more than 25 years of executive experience in the U.S. staffing industry and is a past chairman of the American Staffing Association. Prior to joining HCCA, Bartholomew founded Staffmark in 1991 and grew the Nashville-based business form a one-office startup to one of the largest staffing companies in America. Samuel W. “Bo” Bartholomew III President PharmMD 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.346.0880 pharmmd.com Bartholomew has overseen exponential growth of this national medication therapy management company since its inception in 2006. Prior to co-founding PharmMD, Bartholomew served as vice president of business development for Integration Management Inc. and as managing partner of Integration Ventures LLC. Earlier, Bartholomew was associate administrator for HCA’s Centennial Medical Center in Nashville and StoneCrest Medical Center in Smyrna. He serves on multiple boards and is a past chair of Leadership Health Care. Regina Bartlett CEO TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center 355 New Shackle Island Road Hendersonville 37075 615.338.1000 tristarhendersonville.com Bartlett began her career as a staff nurse with HCA in 1978. After nursing leadership positions in Chattanooga and Jasper, Tenn., she relocated to Middle Tennessee in 1998 to take the position of chief nursing and operating officer for Hendersonville Medical Center. She moved to sister facility, TriStar Skyline, in 2004 as COO before returning to Hendersonville in 2007 to take the CEO position. John Barton Executive VP, Head of Specialized Industries Banking Regions Bank 315 Deaderick St. Nashville 37201 615.770.4241 regions.com In June 2009, Barton was named the EVP in charge of Regions’ healthcare banking division. In 2011, his role was expanded to specialized industries, giving him oversight of transportation, restaurant, and technology/defense, in addition to the healthcare team. Previously, he was managing director and co-head of the Nashville healthcare group at SunTrust Robinson
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Humphrey. He has also held management positions at CRC Equities and Third National Bank. Thomas Bartrum Shareholder Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5641 bakerdonelson.com Bartrum is a nationally regarded healthcare regulatory expert who advises clients on regulatory and transactional issues, as well as fraud and abuse allegations. He is co-chair of the American Health Lawyers Association’s National Task Force on Health Reform. Bartrum has devoted much of his practice to the development of clinical integration models and other hospital-physician collaboration. He writes extensively on the subject of healthcare law. Bartrum has been regularly recognized for his work in healthcare in Best Lawyers and Chambers USA. James Bearden CEO Gresham, Smith and Partners 1400 Nashville City Center 511 Union St. Nashville 37219 615.770.8100 gspnet.com Bearden joined Gresham, Smith and Partners in 1976 as an intern architect and was named CEO in 2007. The design and consulting firm specializes in serving the healthcare industry in the U.S. and abroad. Bearden is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a founding board member of the Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentoring Program. He has served on the Saint Thomas Health Board since 2006 and was commissioned chairman in 2011. Yarnell Beatty VP, Advocacy Tennessee Medical Association 2301 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Beatty joined the TMA in 2001 as general counsel, was named director of Legal & Government Affairs in 2004 and took on his current role at the end of 2012. Prior to joining the TMA, he served simultaneously as director of Health Related Boards and executive director of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners for the State of Tennessee. A graduate of Vanderbilt and Emory University School of Law, Beatty is a frequent speaker and panelist on health law and patient safety initiatives. Craig Becker President Tennessee Hospital Association 5201 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.256.8240 tha.com Craig Becker has been president of the Tennessee Hospital Association and the Tennessee Hospital and Education Research Foundation since August 1993. Prior to joining THA, Becker
was president of the Maine Hospital Association from 1989 to August 1993. He served as vice president of government relations at the New Jersey Hospital Association from 1985 to 1989. Johanna Bendell, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology, PLLC Director, GI Cancer Research Program & Associate Director, Drug Development Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Bendell is a noted researcher in gastrointestinal cancer and new oncology drug development. In addition to her leadership role as a principal investigator at SCRI, she is also in practice with Tennessee Oncology, which she joined in 2008. Bendell received her medical degree from the University of Chicago. She completed her internship and residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in adult oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is a member of the ASCO Cancer Research Committee. Gordon Bernard, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Research & Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S. T-1208, MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.0077 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Bernard oversees Vanderbilt University’s efforts to move research from bench to bedside. He has leadership and oversight responsibility for the offices of Grants and Contracts, the Clinical Research Center, the Clinical Trials Center, Research Support Services, the Vanderbilt Institutional Review Board, the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research and the Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization. After receiving a $20 million, five-year federal Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) grant, Bernard also serves as principal investigator of the CTSA Coordinating Center. Bernard sits on the board of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and chairs the company’s Medical Advisory Board. George Bishop, III Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8623 wallerlaw.com Bishop has provided counsel to healthcare companies for almost 40 years, and he has served as lead counsel on approximately 200 transactions involving investor-owned and nonprofit healthcare providers. He is nationally recognized for his work in mergers and acquisitions, particularly transactions involving hospitals and other health facilities. He also has extensive experience in joint ventures and syndications, antitrust matters, regulatory issues, securities
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offerings and venture capital financing. Bishop has traveled abroad on several healthcare trade missions and has advised the United Kingdom’s Department of Health regarding possible revisions to the National Health Service. His work has been recognized repeatedly by Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, and other national, state and local publications. David L. Black, PhD Chairman & CEO Aegis Sciences Corp. 515 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.255.2400 aegislabs.com Black is an internationally recognized forensic toxicologist and founder of Aegis. He serves as a consultant to major organizations for development of substance abuse prevention and testing programs and has extensive experience as an expert witness in local, state, national and international court cases involving drug use and testing. In addition to his position at Aegis, Black is a clinical associate professor in Pathology at Vanderbilt University. Black is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists and a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. Mike Blackburn Managing Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com Prior to co-founding Petra, Blackburn was a venture partner at Richland Ventures, another Nashville-based venture capital firm. Before that, he was an associate with Lawrence, Tyrrell, Ortale & Smith, a healthcare services and IT venture capital firm. Blackburn has served as a director for CapRock, STI Knowledge and Navigator and helped Petra become one of the most active locally based investors during the recession. Petra’s current and past portfolio features a number of healthcare companies including HealthTeacher, New Century Hospice, Salveo Specialty Pharmacy, WellNow Urgent Care, and SpecialtyCare. Jim Blumstein Professor of Constitutional Law and Health Law & Policy Vanderbilt Law School Director Vanderbilt Health Policy Center 131 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.322.3710 law.vanderbilt.edu Blumstein ranks among America’s most prominent scholars on health law and policy. A member of the Vanderbilt law faculty since 1970, he served as former Governor Phil Bredesen’s counsel on TennCare Reform. Blumstein has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and participated in many others. Recently, he wrote the amicus brief that provided the legal argument used by Chief Justice John Roberts to strike down the state mandate to expand Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act. Blumstein also has served as the principal investigator on a number of grants focused on managed care, hospital management, and
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medical malpractice. In addition to his work with the law school, he has a tenured appointment to Vanderbilt Medical School and is the director of the Vanderbilt Health Policy Center. Gordon Bonnyman Co-founder Tennessee Justice Center 301 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37201 615.255.0331 tnjustice.org In 1996, Bonnyman and fellow attorney Michele Johnson launched the Tennessee Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm providing services to low-income clients, particularly those struggling to find access to healthcare. He served as executive director of TJC through 2013 before handing the leadership reins to Johnson. Bonnyman will continue to serve clients as a TJC staff attorney. Best known for his work on behalf of TennCare enrollees, Bonnyman has received numerous awards including recognition from the American Bar Association, the American Cancer Society, the Tennessee Primary Care Association, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. Prior to founding the TJC, Bonnyman spent 23 years as a Legal Services attorney. Ryan Bosch, MD CMO eDoc4u 3212 West End Ave, Suite 403 Nashville 37203 615.269.5710 edoc4u.com Bosch is the founder of the eDoc4u technology, chairs the company’s medical advisory team and is an actively practicing internal medicine physician. Bosch served as Chief of Flight Medicine at the Pentagon, holds an MBA in healthcare informatics, was named one of three “Microsoft Clinicians of the Year” in 2007 and featured in TIME magazine as a national leader and change agent for health solutions. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Dennis Bottorff Managing General Partner & Co-founder Council Capital 150 Second Ave. N., Suite 415 Nashville 37201 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com In 2000, Bottorff co-founded Council Capital, a private equity firm with approximately $150 million of capital under management. Investments primarily are in early-growth and growth stage companies in healthcare services and healthcare IT. As a successful financial services CEO, Bottorff has created more than $7 billion in realized shareholder value. During his 32-year banking career, Bottorff served as the key executive of four banks. He has served on many corporate boards from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Bottorff also is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council.
Jack Bovender Retired Chairman & CEO HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Bovender is an HCA icon who un-retired to help Tommy Frist resurrect the company in the late ’90s. He was named CEO in early 2001 and led HCA’s then-record $33 billion leveraged buyout in 2006. Bovender retired from his CEO post at the end of 2008 before stepping down as chairman a year later. Bovender, a former chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council, stays active in the city’s healthcare industry and has led several overseas trade missions for the Health Care Council. Scott Bowers President & CEO UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee 8 Cadillac Drive, Suite 100 Brentwood 37027 800.690.1606 uhccommunityplan.com In March 2010, Bowers was named president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee, which provides services for 600,000 Medicare and TennCare members. Previously, he was CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community and State plans in Ohio, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Before joining UnitedHealthcare, He also had experience in the Illinois Medicaid market as a member of the senior leadership team that participated in three health plan acquisitions before ultimately selling the plan to a national government-sponsored insurer. Bowers has an undergraduate degree from Princeton and an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business. Richard Bracken Chairman HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Bracken, who announced his retirement as CEO effective at the end of 2013, remains chairman of the board of the nation’s largest hospital company and healthcare services provider. He was named HCA’s president and CEO in early 2009, succeeding Jack Bovender, and led HCA back to the public markets in March 2011. He launched his executive career at HCA in 1995, when he was named president of its Pacific division. His past positions include stints as CEO of the Green Hospital of Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in San Diego and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. Jenni Bradley Director Leadership Health Care 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3140 healthcarecouncil.com In 2013, Bradley was named director of Leadership Health Care, an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to develop the next generation of healthcare industry leaders
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through a mix of educational programming and networking opportunities for its nearly 700 members. She previously served as deputy director for LHC. Before joining the Council, Bradley worked the nation’s capital in positions with the U.S. Department of Education, the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence and in the office of Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. Stephen Braun Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2300 babc.com Braun was the senior VP and general counsel of HCA Inc. from 1991 to 1997 and also spent time at Greenebaum Doll & McDonald. As a partner at BABC, he advises hospitals, surgery centers and other providers in transactional, regulatory and operations matters. He has represented issuers or underwriters in a variety of industries, including healthcare, banking, oil and gas, biotechnology, retail and manufacturing. His work in healthcare law has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. Michael Brent Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2361 babc.com Brent chairs the senior housing/long-term care and certificate of need practice groups within the 64-attorney healthcare team at BABC. He specializes in working with long-term care and senior housing providers, as well as lenders to the healthcare community. He also belongs to the American Health Lawyers Association, National Association of Bond Lawyers and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. His work in healthcare has been repeatedly recognized by Best Lawyers in America. Charlie Brock President & CEO Launch Tennessee 230 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 601 Nashville 37219 615.673.4419 launchtn.org Brock heads up this public-private partnership supporting the development of high-growth companies in Tennessee. Previously, Brock helped establish Foxmark Media in 1998, growing it into one of the nation’s largest mall advertising companies before selling it in 2006 to Australia-based EYE Corp. Brock also helped launch FourBridges Capital Advisers and most recently served as general partner of the Chattanooga Renaissance Fund, an angel investment group and as CEO of CO.LAB, an accelerator in Chattanooga.
John Brock, MD Chair & Surgeon-in-Chief Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1060 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Brock is professor of urologic surgery and pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. In 1992, he became the director of the Division of Pediatric Urology. He was named surgeon-in-chief in 2002. Brock is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Surgeons and the Society for Pediatric Urology. He is past president of the Society for Pediatric Urology. Brian Browder Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8636 wallerlaw.com Browder, the former chair of the healthcare department at Waller, works with a range of healthcare companies that depend on him for advice and representation when considering complex mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other corporate law matters. He is regularly asked to lecture on transactional issues within the healthcare industry and has been recognized for his work in the field by a number of national publications including Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America. He is committed to helping clients improve the availability and quality of healthcare within the communities they serve. Michael Browder Executive VP & CFO RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net The former president and CEO of Essent Healthcare was named to the senior leadership team of RegionalCare after the two merged in the fall of 2011 to form a seven-hospital system. Browder, who joined Essent in 2001 as an EVP and CFO, took over leadership of the company following the 2007 exit of Hud Connery. Previous experience includes serving as senior VP and CFO for TMC Healthcare and VP of Operations Finance for Health Management Associates. A CPA, Browder began his career in the Atlanta office of Ernst & Young. He is an advanced member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Jim Browne CEO Heritage Medical Associates 222 22nd Ave N. Nashville 37203 615.284.2222 heritagemedical.com Browne holds master’s degrees in both Business Administration and Health Administration, as well as an undergraduate degree in Nursing. He is a Certified Financial Planner and has previously held leadership positions with the West Bend Clinic, a large multi-specialty group with locations throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
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Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN Director Center for Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Studies Institute for Medicine and Public Health 2525 West End Ave., Suite 600 Nashville 37203 615.936.8312 nursing.vanderbilt.edu Buerhaus is widely recognized for his research and published works regarding health workforce trends, particularly those impacting nursing. He came to Vanderbilt in 2000 from the Harvard School of Public Health and was named to his current position in January 2007. Buerhaus has held a number of national committee positions and was most recently named to the Institute of Medicine’s Committee for Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education. Mary Bufwack, PhD CEO United Neighborhood Health Services 711 Main St. Nashville 37206 615.620.8647 unitedneighborhood.org Bufwack has served as CEO of UNHS, a nonprofit community health center organization in Nashville and Middle Tennessee for more than 25 years. UNHS has grown significantly in recent years, now serving more than 30,000 patients annually in 11 clinic locations. Programs range from immunizations and prenatal care to management of chronic conditions and mental health and substance abuse services. Previously, Bufwack spent seven years on the faculty of Colgate University in upstate New York. After relocating to Nashville, she worked with the YWCA Domestic Violence Shelter before taking the lead position at UNHS. She is a previous Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and has been recognized by the Center for Non-profit Management as CEO of the Year. Michael Burcham, PhD President & CEO Nashville Entrepreneur Center 41 Peabody St. Nashville 37210 615.873.1257 ec.co Burcham, who has extensive experience in healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, looks to the Entrepreneur Center as a means to revolutionize Nashville’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and creative venture development on a large scale. From 2001-2007, he was president of ParadigmHealth. Prior to that, he founded and served as president of Theraphysics, a venture-backed specialty healthcare firm managing rehabilitation services. He is founder and director of the Accelerator Summer Business Institute, an intensive four-week immersion program for undergraduate students. Burcham also teaches healthcare innovation and strategy at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School. He earned his doctorate in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina.
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HEALTHCARE Howard “Skip” Burris III, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology, PLLC CMO & Executive Director, Drug Development Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com
Burris has more than 20 years of Phase I clinical trial experience and is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. In addition to his leadership role at SCRI, he is also a partner at Tennessee Oncology, which he joined in 1997. A West Point graduate, Burris completed medical school at the University of South Alabama. His residency and fellowship were at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, where he served as director of clinical research at the Institute for Drug Development of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. Judith Byrd Executive Director Nashville Health Care Council Fellows 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3140 healthcarecouncilfellows.com Byrd oversees the Council Fellows program, the newest initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council, which celebrated the graduation of the inaugural class in 2013. The program taps into the city’s legacy of innovation and creativity in healthcare to engage a select group of senior industry executives to work toward innovative solutions to address healthcare challenges. Byrd, who has two decades of experience in journalism, government and health policy, previously served as director of Leadership Health Care. Chuck Byrge President & CEO Harpeth Capital One America Center 3100 West End Ave., Suite 710 Nashville 37203 615.296.9848 Byrge has more than 24 years experience with M&A transactions and raising capital for middle market companies. Previously, he served as senior managing director and head of investment banking for FTN Financial Securities, the investment banking arm of First Tennessee Bank. He also held senior management positions in M&A for SunTrust Equitable Securities, Morgan Keegan and NationsBanc Capital Markets. He received both his undergraduate and MBA from Vanderbilt. Byrge serves on the board for the Nashville Health Care Council and is a director of NextGxDx.
C Debbie Cagle CEO Advantage Behavioral Health 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 866.726.4560 centerstone.org Cagle is CEO of Advantage Behavioral Health,
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a not-for-profit behavioral health administrative management organization founded by Centerstone. She provides executive leadership and strategic planning, overseeing business operations, managed care contract relationships and the advancement of strategic initiatives. Prior to Centerstone, Cagle served as COO of ValueOptions of Tennessee, coordinating relationships with key mental health stakeholders including state officials, advocates, consumers, providers and other BHOs. Matt Caldwell CEO University Medical Center 1411 W. Baddour Parkway Lebanon 37087 615.443.2500 universitymedicalcenter.com In late January 2013, Caldwell was named the new chief executive officer of University Medical Center. With close to two decades of healthcare service experience, Caldwell most recently served as CEO of Dallas Regional Medical Center, a sister Health Management Associates facility to UMC. He also held executive positions in operations and patient services at several other hospitals in Texas. Caldwell holds his master’s in Health Care Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Chad Calendine, MD President Premier Radiology 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 111 Nashville 37205 615.356.3999 premierradiology.com Calendine is the president of Premier Radiology, Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (ADI), the Saint Thomas Imaging Network, and Phydata. In November 2012, ADI announced a partnership with Optimal Radiology, which provides radiology solutions for hospitals and health systems. A board-certified musculoskeletal radiologist, Calendine received his medical degree from UT - Memphis and completed his residency and fellowship training at Atlanta’s Emory University. Calendine is treasurer for Strategic Radiology and co-chair of the American College of Radiology GRID Committee. Chris Callaghan, DPA President & COO Insight Genetics 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 510 Nashville 37217 615.255.8880 insightgenetics.com Callaghan co-founded Insight Genetics in 2007. The company develops advanced molecular diagnostic products that enable personalized cancer care and partners with researchers, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies to deliver targeted treatment. Previously, Callaghan managed, as CEO, the turnaround of two affiliated environmental management service companies based in Michigan and led their sale to EarthTech, a subsidiary of Tyco International.
Frank Campbell, MD CMO CareSpot Express Healthcare 115 East Park Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.600.4100 carespot.com Campbell joined CareSpot in January 2013 as chief medical officer with responsibilities for clinical oversight and quality management for the urgent care provider. Previously, he was CMO at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. He also served as medical director of operations at Voorhees Hospital in Camden County, N.J. Board certified in Emergency Medicine, Campbell received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and holds an MBA from Fox School of Business at Temple University. Kevin Campbell Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2325 babc.com Campbell’s practice focuses on the representation of healthcare providers in transactional, regulatory and operational matters. While he has a broad spectrum of clients, Campbell’s practice has a particular emphasis on acute care hospitals and large accountable care organizations. He has been recognized on a national level for his work in the healthcare arena and has been included in Chamber’s USA, Best Lawyers in America and Expert Guide to the “Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.” Laura Campbell President & CEO Laura Campbell & Associates P.O. Box 1868 Brentwood 37024 615.376.9294 laura-campbell.com Nashville healthcare insider Laura Campbell has more than two decades of experience in the local healthcare and venture capital industries and has assisted more than 250 new ventures and existing business in growth and development. Prior to launching her consulting firm in 1997, she founded the Nashville Health Care Council and served as a partner for Massey Burch Capital Corp. Earlier in her career, she directed investor relations, marketing and public relations for Wessex Corp., a publicly traded healthcare company. Leslie Campbell COO & Executive VP Diversicare 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com Campbell has been with Diversicare (formerly Advocat), a provider of long-term care services, since January 2013 and brings more than two decades of experience to her executive role. Diversicare serves patients in approximately 50 skilled nursing centers with more than 5,600 licensed nursing beds primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. Prior to Diversicare, she spent 19 years with Golden Living, which has more
InCharge than 300 locations in 21 states. Campbell served in a number of leadership roles with Golden Living including division president, VP of Operations and SVP of Operations. Vic Campbell Senior VP HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Spearheading the hospital giant’s government and investor relations operations, Campbell is a highly respected staple of the HCA management team. He joined the company’s finance department in 1972, establishing its investor relations functions four years later. Named senior VP in 1994, Campbell has served on the boards of the Federation of American Hospitals and the American Hospital Association and currently sits on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. David Canniff CFO Centerre Healthcare 113 Seaboard Lane, Suite B201 Franklin 37067 615.846.9500 centerrehc.com Canniff, who has more than 25 years of senior financial and operational experience, joined Centerre as CFO in 2012. Previously, he was CFO at INSPIRIS and has held senior executive positions with several “Fortune 20” healthcare
Larry Cash Executive VP & CFO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net
corporations. Earlier in his career, Canniff was a certified public accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells. William F. Carpenter III Chairman & CEO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.8500 lifepointhospitals.com
Continually recognized as one of the best CFOs in the hospital industry, Cash has managed the finances of CHS since 1997. Under his tenure, the company completed its 2000 initial public offering and the 50-facility Triad Hospitals acquisition in 2007. Prior to CHS, Cash held senior-level finance roles with Columbia/HCA, Humana and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Carpenter has served as CEO since 2006 and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in 2010. He is a founding employee of LifePoint, which was established in 1999 and has held various leadership positions within the company. He is a trustee and past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals. Carpenter is chair of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors.
Joe Cashia Chairman Vivere Health 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 520 Franklin 37067 615.550.4900 viverehealth.com
Lucy Carter Partner Carter Lankford CPAs 1114 17th Ave. S., Suite 101 Nashville 37212 615.320.0225 clcpas.com
Cashia is chairman of the board for Vivere Health, which partners with reproductive endocrinology specialists to develop ambulatory surgery centers and in vitro fertilization labs. He has more than 25 years experience in outpatient services and previously was CEO and founder of National Renal Alliance, acquired by Renal Advantage in 2008. Prior to NRA, Cashia was co-founder, executive VP and COO of National Nephrology Associates; co-founder and executive VP of Development at Renal Care Group; VP of Operations at REN Corporation;
Carter has provided tax, litigation support, audit, compliance, management consulting, reimbursement, and compensation services to healthcare and professional service providers since 1977. She is the author of numerous articles appearing in The Journal of Accountancy, Healthcare Financial Management and Nashville Medical News.
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and VP for the Western Region of Community Dialysis Centers. Molly Cate Partner Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock 219 Ward Circle Suite 3 Brentwood 37027 615.254.0575 jarrardinc.com Cate is a former healthcare industry journalist perhaps best known locally for authoring Nashville’s healthcare industry insider newsletter, Inside Baseball. She spent three years covering healthcare for The Nashville Business Journal, NashvillePost.com and Nashville Post magazine before joining The Ingram Group. In 2007, she co-founded Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock, a healthcare communications firm that has grown to 22 professionals and has been ranked among the nation’s fastest-growing healthcare PR firms. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree, was selected as an inaugural member of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Program and served on the board of Leadership Healthcare. She is on the advisory board of the journalism program at MTSU. Sid Chambless Executive Director/ Managing Partner Nashville Capital Network 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.322.9016 nashvillecapital.com Since 2003, Chambless has led the Nashville Capital Network, Tennessee’s leading angel investment organization, which accelerates the growth of early-stage companies. The network has invested millions into more than 30 local companies including Shareable Ink, Pathfinder Therapeutics, and Aspire Health. Chambless is also the managing partner of NCN Angel Fund I & II and the fund administrator for Tennessee Angel Fund, a statewide angel co-investment fund launched as part of the TNInvestco program. Previously he was EVP of Surfari, Inc. and was responsible for M&A, raising capital, business development and sales and marketing activities. In late 2000, he co-directed the sale of Surfari to Coolsavings.com. Keith Churchwell, MD Executive Director & CMO Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute 1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 5209 Medical Center East Nashville 37232 615.322.2318 vanderbilthealth.com Churchwell became executive director and chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in July 2009. He is responsible for the quality of clinical care, patient satisfaction, direct oversight of operational and financial performance, strategic planning and overall contribution of the VHVI to the Medical Center and University. Board certified in cardiovascular diseases and internal medicine, Churchwell received his medical degree from Washington University and completed his training at Emory. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a Fellow of the American Heart
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Association. Churchwell also serves as president of the American Heart Association’s Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors. Tom Cigarran Co-founder & Chairman Emeritus Healthways Inc. 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com Co-founder of the disease management and wellness company, Cigarran is the former chairman and CEO and continuing chairman emeritus of Healthways. He has also been a director of the publicly traded company since 1981. Previously, he co-founded AmSurg Corporation where he also served as chairman and CEO and is still on the board of directors. Cigarran is a current board member and past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council. In 2010, he stepped outside of his healthcare roots to take over as chairman of the ownership group of the Nashville Predators NHL Hockey Club. Phillip Clendenin Executive VP, Operations AmSurg Corporation 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com Clendenin joined AmSurg in March 2009 as senior VP, Corporate Services. In February 2013, he was named to his current post. Clendenin has served in various positions within the healthcare industry for more than two decades. Prior to AmSurg, he held management positions with Community Health Systems, Triad Hospitals, HCA and National Medical Enterprises. He has a master’s in health administration from Washington University School of Medicine. Ernie Clevenger President CareHere 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 350 Brentwood 37027 615.221.5901 carehere.com In 2004, Clevenger and Ben Baker co-founded the on-site healthcare provider, which now has more than 130 clinics in 20 states. Previously, Clevenger was chairman and president of the Self-Insurance Institute of America. Additionally, he was president of the American Progressive Benefits and EVP of Alliance Underwriters. Jim Cloar President & CEO Pathfinder Therapeutics 2969 Armory Drive. Suite 100A Nashville 37204 615.783.0094 pathnav.com Cloar was named president and CEO of Pathfinder Therapeutics in March 2012. Previously, he served as VP and general manager of Medtronic Navigation and Imaging Division. Pathfinder Therapeutics offers computer-assisted navigation systems to increase precision and physician confidence by providing advanced 3D visualization of anatomic structures and real-time tracking of therapeutic delivery tools.
Mike Collins Managing Director & CEO 2nd Generation Capital 618 Church St., Suite 430 Nashville 37219 615.846.7650 2ndgeneration.com A CPA, Collins founded 2nd Generation Capital, a merchant banking firm active in private offerings as an investment principal, advisor and placement agent through its subsidiary BrightChoice Financial. Collins has been engaged in the merchant banking and venture capital industries as a principal and senior executive for the majority of his business career with experience spanning many different industries including healthcare services, biotechnology and insurance. He is also a member of KraftCPAs, an affiliate of and minority investor in 2nd Generation. He has sat on numerous corporate boards and advisory councils. David Condra Founder, Chairman & CEO Amplion Clinical Communications 632 Melrose Ave. Nashville 37211 615.843.9000 amplionalert.com Founded as Dalcon Communications Systems in 1979, healthcare technology veteran Condra announced a corporate name change to Amplion Clinical Communications to better reflect the company’s focus on developing and implementing wireless patient-care communication technology in late 2012. Condra, who graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in electrical engineering, was instrumental in growing the Nashville Technology Council and was hired as the organization’s first president, serving in that position from 2000-2005. He also founded Nashville Capital Network, providing connections to Nashville’s angel community for entrepreneurs seeking private capital. Additionally, he is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight, transporting patients in need. Mike Conrath Executive Director The Frist Clinic 2400 Patterson St., Suite 400 Nashville 37203 615.342.5900 thefristclinic.com As executive director of the Frist Clinic, Conrath oversees a large, diverse practice with 200-plus employees. Founded in 1993, the TriStaraffiliated, multi-specialty practice is home base for more than 40 board-certified physicians and mid-level providers. Conrath joined the practice in January 2008 after relocating from south Florida. He has more than two decades of medical practice management experience and is a certified medical practice executive. Steve Corbeil President TriStar Health System 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4900 tristarhealth.com In 2011, Corbeil was named president of HCA’s TriStar Division. He had served in the same
InCharge capacity for the company’s Midwest Division in Kansas City since 2007. In his current role, Corbeil is responsible for TriStar’s 15 hospitals and nine surgery centers in Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. From 1996-2000, Corbeil served as CEO of HCA’s Medical City Dallas Hospital. Prior to returning to HCA in 2007, he held several senior-level multimarket leadership positions with Tenet Healthcare. Beth Seigenthaler Courtney Chairman & CEO Seigenthaler Public Relations 115 29th Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.327.7999 seig-pr.com An award-winning communications specialist, Seigenthaler orchestrates strategic programs on behalf of the firm’s corporate clients. Both Seigenthaler and the firm have been recognized on a local, state, regional and national basis for outstanding work. Seigenthaler PR’s healthcare roster includes LifePoint Hospitals, Meharry Medical College, Aegis Sciences Corp., Insight Genetics, Onlife Health, and The Heritage at Brentwood, among others. Seigenthaler began her career with Hill, Holiday, Conners and Cosmopolous Advertising & PR in Boston and then worked for Projection Public Relations in London. She joined Seigenthaler Public Relations in 1987, was elected president in 1997 and CEO in 2004. She is carrying on the creative legacy of her father, the late Tom Seigenthaler, who founded the firm in 1972.
Richard G. Cowart Shareholder, Chair of Health & Public Policy Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5660 bakerdonelson.com
implementation of the physician order entry system to updating network infrastructure and leading clinical information system roll-outs. Previously, Cox was the CIO for Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne, Ind., Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Ind., and Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. He is a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems.
Cowart is the chair of the firm’s health and public policy department and a member of the firm’s board of directors. Cowart is a recognized authority in advising senior management regarding policy, regulatory and business issues related to healthcare. He serves as strategic counsel to healthcare companies and counsels providers on business, policy and governance issues, with an emphasis on business transactions. He is widely regarded as a national expert on the Affordable Care Act and its implications and a trusted advisor to C-Suite executives. Cowart has been regularly recognized among the nation’s best healthcare attorneys in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers. Randy Cox CIO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com
Bill Crawford Executive VP, Healthcare Banking Cadence Bank, N.A. One American Center 3100 West End Ave., Suite 175 Nashville 37203 615.345.0207 cadencebank.com In 2012, Cadence Bank brought in veteran banker Bill Crawford to launch their healthcare financing group and lead a national push into the industry sector. Within a year, the bank had commitments in excess of $400 million to healthcare companies and had significantly expanded the team. Previously, Crawford worked for three years as senior VP of healthcare banking at Regions Bank and as a managing director for SunTrust for more than a decade. Crawford holds an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.
Cox joined Saint Thomas Health in March 2011 as senior vice president and chief information officer. In this role, he leads the health ministry’s strategic IT initiatives from meaningful use and
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HEALTHCARE Christy Tosh Crider Shareholder Baker Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.5608 bakerdonelson.com
Crider heads the firm’s long term care industry service team and concentrates her practice in long term care, behavioral health companies, managing the litigation of numerous long term care facilities around the country, medical malpractice litigation and many areas of tort and commercial litigation. She works with healthcare companies on quality assurance, corporate compliance, general business advice and litigation avoidance. She also chairs the Nashville office’s Charitable Contribution Committee. Dell Crosslin Managing Principal Crosslin & Associates, P.C. The Astoria 3803 Bedford Ave., Suite 103 Nashville 37215 615.320.5500 crosslinpc.com In 1987, Crosslin joined three other CPAs to create what is today Crosslin & Associates. With more than 40 years of public and private accounting and consulting experience, Crosslin has served as a business advisor to a broad range of industries including numerous healthcare organizations. His expertise includes audit, strategic planning, fraud examination, forensic accounting, information technology studies, and development of financial statement packages. He also serves as president of STAT Solutions, a physician practice service organization that is a subsidiary of Crosslin & Associates. Active in the community, he currently serves on the audit committee for Saint Thomas Health Services.
D Eric Dahlhauser Chairman & CEO Insight Genetics 2 International Plaza Drive, Suite 510 Nashville 37217 615.255.8880 insightgeneticsinc.com Dahlhauser has served as chairman and CEO of Insight Genetics since its formation in 2007. The company develops advanced molecular diagnostic products that enable personalized cancer care and partners with researchers, pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies to deliver targeted treatments. Prior to co-founding Insight, Dahlhauser served on the executive team of Genetic Assays, Inc., a molecular clinical diagnostics company. Duncan Dashiff Co-founder & Managing Director Epiphany Health Ventures 3401 West End Ave., Suite 310 Nashville 37203 615.515.9880 epiphanyhealth.com In late 2011, Dashiff and Harry Jacobson, MD,
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launched this specialized investment fund designed to enable innovation in the healthcare delivery system through the creation of, and investment in, ‘highly disruptive’ healthcare services company. Previously, he served as managing director in the Healthcare Investment Banking practice of Morgan Keegan. Prior to that, Dashiff served as co-head of SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Healthcare Corporate & Investing Banking Group and was with Smith Barney in New York and Raymond James in Nashville. Ben Davis, MD Chairman, President & CEO PathGroup, Inc. 5301 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.221.4455 pathgroup.com Davis has led PathGroup, Inc. since the founding of this anatomic and clinical pathology services group in 1996. He also serves as president and CEO of Associated Pathologists, a PathGroup affiliate Davis joined in 1986. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and School of Medicine. In 2008, Davis completed a 19-year run as chairman of the HCA Healthcare Network Institutional Review Board. Ralph Davis Partner Cressey & Co. 2525 West End Ave., Suite 1250 Nashville 37203 615.369.8400 cresseyco.com Davis is a partner in Cressey, which was formed in 2007 with an eye on the healthcare privateequity market. Prior to joining the firm in 2008, he was a partner at Waller Lansden Dortch and Davis LLP, serving as chairman of the board from 2004 to 2008. The Yale Law School graduate focused his practice on mergers and acquisitions, particularly in the healthcare industry, public and private equity, debt financing, and general corporate law. Randy Davis President & CEO NorthCrest Medical Center 100 Northcrest Drive Springfield 37172 615.384.2411 northcrest.com Davis was named president and CEO for NorthCrest in October 2013. He had been part of the medical center’s senior leadership team since 2009, most recently serving as senior vice president and COO. Previously, he also served as chief information officer with oversight of health information technology and data management. Davis holds an MBA with a healthcare management concentration from Lipscomb University.
Roger L. Davis, PharmD Dean & Professor of Pharmacy Practice Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy One University Park Drive Nashville 37204-3951 615.966.1000 lipscomb.edu/pharmacy Davis was named founding dean of the College of Pharmacy at Lipscomb University when the program launched in 2007. Since then, he has led the College of Pharmacy successfully through the rigorous process to achieve full accreditation. Davis has nearly four decades of industry and academic experience including 28 years on the faculty at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, the last 10 as assistant dean for Middle Tennessee. During that time, he also served as the associate executive director of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association for 23 years. Neil de Crescenzo President & CEO Emdeon 3055 Lebanon Road Nashville 37214 615.250.1799 emdeon.com Appointed as president and CEO of Emdeon in September 2013, de Crescenzo has a strong healthcare background. Previously, he served as senior vice president and general manager of Oracle’s Global Health Sciences business. He also spent a decade at IBM ultimately serving as senior executive for Global Healthcare Business Consulting Services. Earlier in his career, de Crescenzo held leadership positions with a major hospital system, large physician practice and major health insurer. He began his career in investment banking in the areas of corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Jim Deal CEO Hospice Compassus 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 360 Brentwood 37027 615.377.7022 hospicecompassus.com Deal partnered with Thoma Cressey Equity Partners in 2006 to found CLP Healthcare Services (which did business as Cloverleaf Partners) to provide hospice and palliative care. In April 2009, the company changed its name to Hospice Compassus. Today, the company serves patients at more than 50 locations in 14 states. Prior to this venture, Deal, who has more than 35 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 numerous boards including AmSurg.
InCharge John A. Deane CEO Southwind, A Division of The Advisory Board Company Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.385.2126 advisory.com/consulting/ southwind As founder and CEO of Southwind, now a division of The Advisory Board Company, Deane has extensive management experience in the field of hospital/physician alignment. He has led numerous engagements focused on strategic planning and restructuring of the employed physician enterprise, physician compensation model design and implementation, practice acquisition, and alternative models of physician alignment. In 2007, Deane founded the Southwind Institute for Health System Executives, an annual national conference held in Nashville designed for health system C-level executives that focuses on alignment strategies. Previous experience includes serving in executive leadership roles for a national physician practice management company and in the academic medical center arena. Keith C. Dennen Member Dickinson Wright 424 Church St., Suite 1401 Nashville 37219 615.780.1106 dickinson-wright.com Dennen joined Dickinson Wright in 2012 and concentrates his practice in the areas of healthcare law, intellectual property law, estate and probate, employment law, corporate and transactional law and litigation. He has represented clients in a range of matters including in administrative, regulatory, corporate governance, contract disputes, patent infringement, and more. Since 1998, he has served as legal advisor on the executive board of the Nashville Medical Group Management Association. Dennen is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
an affiliate of Saint Thomas Health, which was launched to provide an innovative platform for the delivery of integrated healthcare services in Middle Tennessee. In his position, Dinger plays an instrumental role in developing and implementing its model of care, coordinating all partners and signing on new members. In March of 2012, he was announced Chief Strategy Officer for Saint Thomas Health where he plays a key role in creating and executing sustainable strategic initiatives for the system. Previously, he served as vice president of Saint Thomas Health Services Ventures where he was instrumental in the development of non-acute service lines including the Dispensary of Hope, Saint Thomas Research Institute and Saint Thomas Outpatient Rehabilitation. Robert Dittus, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Health & Health Care and Senior Associate Dean, Population Health Sciences Vanderbilt University Medical Center Director Institute for Medicine & Public Health 1310 24th Ave. South Fourth Floor – GRECC MCE, Suite 6000 Nashville 37212 615.322.7916 mc.vanderbilt.edu
Research in 2000 and created the Institute for Medicine and Public Health in 2007. For more than three decades, he has devoted his energies into improving the quality, safety and equity of healthcare, health delivery systems and public health policy. He served as founding president of the Academy for Healthcare Improvement and sits on a national committee for the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Faculty Scholars Program. Jed Dodd President & CEO Onlife Health 9020 Overlook Blvd., Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.844.2100 onlifehealth.com In 2012, Dodd took the helm at Onlife, a national health and wellness company focusing on helping companies reduce the demand and cost of healthcare by encouraging healthy lifestyles and improved self-care. Dodd joined Onlife in 2009 as a vice president overseeing solution implementations and client relationships. The following year, he was promoted to SVP of Business Development and named COO in 2011. Prior to joining Onlife, Dodd spent 12 years with the Spring Nextel Corporation, serving in a variety of sales, technical, marketing, operations and development functions.
Part of the medical center’s senior leadership team, Dittus, who was recruited to Vanderbilt in 1997, founded the Center for Health Services
David M. Dill President & COO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.8500 lifepointhospitals.com Dill, who joined LifePoint in 2007, has extensive healthcare experience. Prior to his current role, he served as LifePoint’s executive vice president and CFO. Previously, Dill served as executive vice president of Fresenius Medical Care North America and as CEO in the East Division of Fresenius Medical Care Services. He also is a former director of Psychiatric Solutions, a behavioral health services company. Jason Dinger, PhD CEO MissionPoint Health Partners Chief Strategy Officer Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.2659 missionpointhealth.com Dinger is CEO of MissionPoint Health Partners,
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HEALTHCARE Rebecca Donner Founder & Principal Inner Design Studio 7103 Baker’s Bridge Road, Suite 106 Brentwood 37027 615.321.0696 innerdesignstudio.com
Donner began her career designing primarily healthcare and financial projects with Hue, Inc. In 1993, she used her significant healthcare experience to found Inner Design Studio, Nashville’s only interior design firm focusing solely on the healthcare industry. Throughout her career, she has worked on the design of more than 600 healthcare facilities across the United States. Donner is certified with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Thomas Doub, PhD CEO Centerstone Research Institute 44 Vantage Way, Suite 280 Nashville 37228 615.463.6240 centerstoneresearch.org Doub works with academic researchers and clinicians nationwide to improve access to mental health and addiction treatments. A renowned researcher in his own right, Doub served as Centerstone’s VP for Research and COO before his 2012 appointment to CEO. Previously, he was director of research and development for Dual Diagnosis Management and a senior research scientist for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. Doub is a visiting fellow for the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies. John Dreyzehner, MD Commissioner Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower Nashville 37243 615.741.3111 health.state.tn.us Dreyzehner was appointed to the state’s top public health spot in 2011. The board-certified physician is a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He has extensive public health leadership experience and previously served as director of Virginia’s Cumberland Plateau Health District. Dreyzehner began his medical service as a United States Air Force flight surgeon and has private practice experience in both occupational and addiction medicine. He holds a number of faculty appointments and has served in leadership positions in several regional and national medical and public health organizations. Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN Executive Chief Nursing Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S. D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.322.0735 mc.vanderbilt.edu After earning her master’s degree at Vanderbilt, Dubree joined the academic medical center as a clinical staff specialist and faculty member in 1976. During her career, she has taken on
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increasingly challenging leadership roles and now has close to 6,000 nurses under her supervision. As executive CNO, she is responsible for the clinical and professional leadership for all Vanderbilt University hospitals and clinics. In addition to strategic planning, recruitment and retention, Dubree also serves as associate dean for Clinical Practice at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellow. Dubree is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
E Charles Eckstein, MD President Urology Associates 2801 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37209 615.250.9200 urologynashville.com Since 1998, Eckstein has served as president for this group of 33 urologists, who provide service through 11 Nashville-area offices and 9 satellite rural clinics in Tennessee and Kentucky. While serving as president and chairman of the board of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, he was instrumental in establishing Nashville’s Bridges to Care Plus to provide specialty care to the indigent through donated services. Eckstein, who has been a practicing urologist since 1981, is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Brandon Edwards CEO ReviveHealth 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 214 Nashville 37203 615.742.7242 thinkrevivehealth.com Edwards founded ReviveHealth in Santa Barbara, Calif. in 2009 and opened a second office in Nashville in March 2011. In 2012, Edwards, who has more than 20 years healthcare communications experience, relocated to the new office and established Nashville as ReviveHealth’s corporate headquarters. Prior to founding the firm, Edwards oversaw crisis management for Tenet Healthcare and later worked as president and COO of a national public affairs firm and senior strategist for the firm’s healthcare practice. Named PRWeek’s 2013 ‘Boutique Agency of the Year’ and ‘Best Boutique Agency to Work For’ (2011-2013) by The Holmes Report, ReviveHealth is among the nation’s top 15 firms for healthcare strategic communication as ranked by O’Dwyer’s. Chuck Elcan Founder & President Chinaco Healthcare Corp. 3100 West End Ave., Suite 500 Nashville 37203 615.269.6519 chc-healthcare.com Elcan and Thomas Frist, Jr., MD, HCA co-founder and chairman emeritus, launched Chinaco Healthcare in 2008. A year later, in the summer of 2009, the company announced intentions to open its first 500-bed hospital in China. Previously, he was CEO and president of MedCap Properties, a Nashville-based firm that owned, operated and developed real estate in the healthcare field. After MedCap was pur-
chased by Health Care Property Investors, Inc., Elcan served as VP of Medical Office Properties for HCP. From 1992-1997, Elcan was a founder and investor in Behavioral Healthcare Corporation, which is now Ardent Health Services. Greg Eli Partner Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain 5250 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.309.2225 lbmc.com Leader of LBMC’s healthcare practice, Eli is a partner in the accounting and assurance practice with more than 25 years experience in accounting and healthcare. The CPA is an active participant in the Leading Edge Alliance Healthcare Group of over 125 accounting firms worldwide. He is a past member of the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council, where he was the representative board member for the public accounting industry. Dan Elrod Attorney Butler Snow O’Mara Stevens & Cannada 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1600 Nashville 37201 615.651.6702 butlersnow.com Elrod, who is well known for his expertise in healthcare administrative and regulatory law, made the jump to Butler Snow as part of the Miller & Martin mass exodus in 2012. Elrod has represented more than 40 Tennessee healthcare institutions on regulatory issues and has served as counsel for numerous insurance company formations, mergers and other transactions. Among his multiple honors, Elrod was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America as the Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law for 2013. David Emery Chairman & CEO Healthcare Realty Trust 3310 West End Ave., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.269.8175 healthcarerealty.com In May 1992, Emery formed the real estate investment trust that integrates owning, managing and developing properties associated with the delivery of healthcare services throughout the United States. Prior to Healthcare Realty, Emery was engaged in the development and management of commercial real estate in Nashville. Emery has been active in the real estate industry for nearly 40 years. As of the fourth quarter of 2013, Healthcare Realty had investments of approximately $3.1 billion in 199 real estate properties and mortgages located in 28 states. A. Cherrie Epps, PhD President & CEO Meharry Medical College 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6904 mmc.edu A longtime member of Meharry’s leadership team, the veteran educator was named
InCharge president and chief executive officer in the fall of 2013. Epps, who is widely published, has been with the medical school since 1994 and has served in a variety of positions including vice president of Academic Affairs, dean of the School of Medicine, and interim president in 2007 and 2013. She is widely regarded as an expert on the accreditation process for academic medicine and has held national appointments including serving on the Minority Health Advisory Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Epps holds a doctorate in zoology from Howard University. Joann Ettien Administrator & COO TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s Hospital 221 Murphy Ave. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarwomensandchildrens.com Ettien was named to her current position in 2006 but has more than 30 years experience with HCA. Immediately prior to relocating to Nashville, she served as chief nursing officer at Largo Medical Center in Florida. In addition to overseeing the city’s only freestanding hospital dedicated solely to caring for women and children, Ettien also chairs women’s perinatal services for the TriStar Health System. She is actively involved with March of Dimes, YWCA, and Nurses for Newborns and is the board chair of Hospital Hospitality House. Ettien also serves on the board of Parents Reaching Out and Julie’s Village.
Starling Evins, MD CMO Williamson Medical Center 4321 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.435.5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org In January 2013, Evins was named to the newly created position of chief medical officer for Williamson Medical Center after having previously served as chief of staff since 1996. As CMO, he serves as a liaison between WMC’s administration and the medical staff to develop and foster a fully integrated clinical network. Prior to his current role, the board-certified urologist saw patients as part of his practice with Franklin Urological Associates and Urology Associates. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Evins is a past president of the Tennessee Urological Association.
F Cherae Farmer-Dixon, DDS Dean & Professor Meharry School of Dentistry 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6207 mmc.edu
and Research in 1994 where she received her master’s in Public Health. A faculty member at Meharry for 22 years, her research activities have dealt with oral health disparities, dental caries in low-income children, community outreach and intervention, and addressing minority dental school enrollment. Farmer-Dixon is a past board member of the American Association of Women Dentists. Gordon Ferguson President & CEO Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital 1700 Medical Center Parkway Murfreesboro 37129 615.396.4100 saintthomashealth.com Ferguson has served in his current role since 2006 and has more than 20 years of healthcare experience. In 1998, Ferguson joined Saint Thomas Rutherford (formerly Middle Tennessee Medical Center) as senior vice president of support services and subsequently served as senior vice president of operations. In 2004, he was named COO. During his tenure, he has completed a master facility plan and overseen nearly $300 million in construction projects. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Appointed dean in 2013, Farmer-Dixon is a distinguished alumna of Meharry Medical College, graduating from the School of Dentistry in 1990 and the School of Graduate Studies
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HEALTHCARE David Fitzgerald Partner Petra Capital Partners 3825 Bedford Ave., Suite 101 Nashville 37215 615.313.5999 petracapital.com
Fitzgerald is partner at Petra, focusing on healthcare, information technology and business services sectors for the private equity firm. Prior to Petra, which has been one of the most active locally based investors in recent years, he was a general partner at Richland Ventures. Past experience also includes leading market development and acquisitions at diagnostic lab company InformDx. Fitzgerald sits on the boards of SpecialtyCare, Salveo Specialty Pharmacy and New Century Hospice. Stephen Flatt President National HealthCare Corp. 100 East Vine St. Murfreesboro 37130 615.890.2020 nhccare.com After joining NHC in 2005, Flatt was named president at the beginning of 2009. Over the last several years, NHC has grown to operate more than 130 facilities and programs in 10 states. For eight years prior to joining NHC, Flatt served as president of Lipscomb University. He was an inaugural member of the Health Care Fellows program of the Nashville Health Care Council. Flatt is on the board of The Community Foundation and Nashville Inner City Ministries. Gene Fleming Executive Chairman ReDoc Software 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.401.4400 redocsoftware.com In October 2012, Fleming was named executive chairman for ReDoc, an HIT firm focused on therapy documentation and management solutions. From 2005-2011, he served as chairman, president and CEO of Cogent Healthcare. Previously, he was president and CEO of Surgical Alliance Corp., COO at Quorum Health Group and president of HCA’s Eastern Group. A lifelong healthcare executive, he served as CEO of three HCA hospitals prior to accepting a senior management role in the company. Fleming sits on the boards of PhyMed and Aspire Health. He is a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Executives. Mark Folk Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8135 wallerlaw.com Folk, who joined Waller in 2013, is well known for his work with investor-owned and tax-exempt providers as they establish new strategic partnerships, restructure lines of service and solidify capital for operations and expansion. His practice focuses on hospital companies, surgery centers and integrated delivery systems. Most recently he was co-chair of the Healthcare Department for Shutts &
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Bowen in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A member of the American Health Lawyers Association, Folk has been regularly recognized for his healthcare work by Chambers USA. Patrick Foster President and CEO Centerre Healthcare 113 Seaboard Lane, Suite B201 Franklin 37067 615.846.9500 centerrehc.com Foster has nearly 30 years of healthcare services experience, 21 years of which have been devoted to operating rehabilitation hospitals. Early in his career Foster served as vice president and assistant administrator for two large not-forprofit hospitals before entering the post-acute care industry. Most recently he served as president of the inpatient rehabilitation hospital division for another hospital company where he had responsibility for 98 rehabilitation hospitals and eight long-term acute care hospitals. Tim Fouts Senior VP, Health Care Banking Capstar Bank 201 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 950 Nashville 37219 615.732.6454 capstarbank.com In January 2013, CapStar tapped SVP Tim Fouts to lead a new Health Care Banking Group. Fouts, who has been with the bank since its launch in July 2008, has built a commercial loan portfolio in excess of $100 million, predominantly in the healthcare sector. He has overseen the rapid growth of his industry group, doubling the number of team members in the first year of operation. Previously, Fouts served as a senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase and as a financial consultant at Merrill Lynch. Richard E. Francis, Jr. Chairman & CEO Symbion Healthcare 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.234.5900 symbion.com Francis has served as the chairman of the ambulatory surgery center company since 2002 and as CEO since its inception in 1999. Prior to Symbion’s formation, Francis was president and CEO at UniPhy, an operator of multi-specialty clinics, independent practice associations and related outpatient services. Earlier in his career, he worked in senior management for HealthTrust. Paul Frankenberg President, CEO & Founder FOCUS Search Partners 104 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 210 Nashville 37205 615.782.4276 focussearchpartners.com Frankenberg founded FOCUS Search Partners as a national healthcare executive recruitment firm. During his 15-year career, he has completed more than 400 corporate executive, senior management and board of director search assignments for healthcare clients as diverse as entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Modern Healthcare recently
recognized Frankenberg for leading one of the “Top 25 Retained Healthcare Executive Search Firms in the USA.” He sits on the board of the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. He is co-author of the book, Burn Your Resume. Ron Franks Chairman Hart Freeland Roberts 7101 Executive Center Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.370.8500 hfrdesign.com Tracing its business roots back more than a century, architectural and engineering firm HFR works on behalf of clients around the country in healthcare design, master planning and programming projects. Franks, who joined HFR in 1974 and is now the firm’s chairman, maintains hands-on client involvement and is director of the healthcare division. Both a licensed architect and interior designer, Franks’ industry experience includes design work and oversight of hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, assisted living facilities and medical office buildings. David Frederiksen CEO & Director PatientFocus 814 Church St., Suite 300 Nashville 37203 855.661.4384 patientfocus.com Since 2008, Frederiksen has been at the helm of PatientFocus (formerly PatientCredit), which focuses exclusively on patient-pay collections after insurance and before bad debt. Previously, he served as COO of Insight Healthcare Financial and was also with the Pine Creek Companies. He is a founding board member of Leadership Health Care and is founder and past president of the Vanderbilt Healthcare Alumni Association. Senator Bill Frist, MD Partner & Executives Council Chairman Cressey & Co. 2525 West End Ave., Suite 1250 Nashville 37203 615.369.8400 cresseyco.com The former U.S. Senate Majority Leader now oversees acquisitions, divestitures and portfolio companies at Cressey, which was formed in 2007 with an eye on the healthcare privateequity market. In 2013, he co-founded palliative healthcare company Aspire Health and serves as chairman of the board. He also co-leads the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows initiative to groom healthcare executives to lead the industry with creativity and innovation. During his 12-year tenure (1994-2007) in the U.S. Senate, Frist held seats on the Finance Committee overseeing health policy and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. A renowned heart and lung transplant surgeon who founded the transplant program at Vanderbilt, Frist is an adjunct professor Surgery at both Vanderbilt and Meharry Medical School. Additionally, he is actively involved in a number of national public health efforts and serves on the board of directors for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Kaiser Family Foundation.
Tommy Frist, Jr., MD Chairman Emeritus HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com One of the godfathers of healthcare in Nashville, Frist founded HCA with his father, the late Thomas F. Frist Sr., and the late Jack C. Massey. He became president of HCA nine years later, was named its chairman, president and CEO in 1987, and oversaw the company’s public-to-private-to-public moves in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. After stepping out of active management following HCA’s merger with Columbia, he returned to the fore later on in the ‘90s to right HCA’s ship following that merger. Today the company operates more than 160 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers
Herb Fritch President Cigna-HealthSpring Inc. 9009 Carothers Parkway, Suite 501 Franklin 37067 615.236.6114 cignahealthspring.com Fritch, who founded HealthSpring in September 2000, served as chairman and CEO until January 2012 when Cigna Corporation acquired the company for $3.8 billion. After the acquisition, Fritch joined Cigna as president of HealthSpring to lead the company through a strategic expansion in the growing seniors and Medicare segment. Previously, Fritch served as president of North America Medical Management, an independent physician association management company, and as regional vice president at Partners National Health Plans.
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Joseph Furlong III President & CEO American HomePatient Inc. 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.221.8884 ahom.com Since November 1998, Furlong has served as president and CEO American HomePatient, a full service respiratory company. In October 2010, the company completed a second-step merger process and became 100 percent owned by a fund managed by Highland Capital Management, LP and is no longer publicly traded. Previously, Furlong served in partnership positions with Colman Furlong & Co, a merchant banking firm; Robertson Stephens, an investment banking company; and McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm.
G Ronald Galbraith, PhD Chairman & Chief Consulting Officer OnFocus Healthcare, Inc. 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 440 Brentwood 37027 615.871.4321 onfocushealthcare.com An industry leader in organizational development and human performance, Galbraith is the founding partner of OnFocus Healthcare, Inc. He has worked with hundreds of healthcare or-
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ganizations and executive teams since founding the company in 1985 (then called m21partners), creating practical models for converting strategy into action. Galbraith previously served as vice president for Executive Development with HCA. Stacey Garrett Founding Member & Chair Bone McAllester Norton PLLC 511 Union St., Suite 1600 Nashville 37219 615.238.6350 bonelaw.com Garrett is a founding member of Bone McAllester Norton and serves as chair of the firm’s board of directors. She concentrates her practice in the areas of higher education, corporate transactions, healthcare and government affairs. Garrett represents physicians, medical practice groups and other healthcare entities and counsels clients in matters concerning contracts, fraud, abuse and compliance issues relating to carriers and intermediaries. Garrett is also vice president of Online & Professional Studies at Cumberland University. W. Blake Garside, Jr., MD President Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance 301 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.329.6600 toa.com Specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, Garside is president of TOA. The boardcertified orthopaedic surgeon, who completed a fellowship in athletic injury/foot and ankle, received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina, completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Vanderbilt, and did his fellowship training at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. A varsity golfer during undergrad at Notre Dame, Garside has the unique perspective of a ‘recovering patient’ after a wrist injury sidelined him for two years. He brings that perspective to his practice whether working with young athletes, professional hockey players or weekend warriors. He joined TOA in 2000. Paul Gentuso, MD CMO Heritage Medical Associates 222 22nd Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.284.2222 heritagemedical.com As CMO of Heritage Medical Associates, Gentuso works with physicians and administrators to help ensure the safe, quality delivery of patient care. Before becoming CMO in 2010, Gentuso practiced internal medicine at Heritage Medical Associates for six years. Prior to that, he served as a missionary in Africa and worked in an urgent care/occupational medicine setting after his return to the U.S. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and is a Certified Physician Executive.
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Douglas Ghertner CEO Change Healthcare Corporation 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.920.5234 changehealthcare.com Ghertner brought more than 15 years of experience in healthcare benefit management and technology-related industries to his position with Change Healthcare, which seeks to improve how healthcare is purchased by driving sustainable engagement through actionable information. He spent eight years in leadership positions with CVS CareMark, most recently as senior VP of client solutions, and brings a deep understanding of pharmacy benefit management to the cost transparency company that has a national client base of employers and health plans covering lives in all 50 states. Tom Gibson President OGA 2932 Foster Creighton Road Nashville 37204 615.289.9691 oman-gibson.com Gibson founded the Holladay Properties Nashville Regional Office in 1986 and has decades of real estate development experience. In partnership with Bond Oman, OGA has developed numerous medical office buildings and healthcare facilities. The Nashville Holladay office currently provides property management and construction services to a portfolio of more than 5.5 million square feet of healthcare space. Kelly Gill President, CEO & Director Diversicare 1621 Galleria Blvd. Brentwood 37027 615.771.7575 dvcr.com Gill was named president and CEO of Diversicare (formerly Advocat), a provider of longterm care services, in September 2011 after joining the company in March 2010 as COO. Diversicare serves patients in approximately 50 skilled nursing centers with more than 5,600 licensed nursing beds primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. Prior to Diversicare, he served as president of Hallmark Rehabilitation, GP, LLC and Hospice Care of the West, subsidiaries of Skill Healthcare Group. Inc. From 2001-2008, he was COO of Outpatient Imaging Affiliates. Gill has more than 30 years experience in the long-term care industry. Fred Goad Partner Voyent Partners LLC 112 Westwood Place, Suite 110 Brentwood 37027 615.373.1727 Goad co-founded the venture capital firm Voyent Partners in 2001 with Jim Kever. Prior to launching the private investment company primarily involved in angel investing, Goad was at the helm of Envoy, a provider of electronic transaction processing services for the healthcare industry, for more than 14 years until the company sold to Quintiles in March 1999. He also spent five years as regional
sales manager for Docutel (now Olivetti USA), which pioneered the ATM, and a decade with IBM. Goad sits on multiple boards including Informatics Corporation of America, Sy.Med and Hubble Telemedical. Kriste Goad Chief Marketing Officer ReviveHealth 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 214 Nashville 37203 615.742.7242 thinkrevivehealth.com Goad joined ReviveHealth in 2011 to help establish and lead the healthcare communications firm’s Nashville office. With more than two decades of experience, Goad was previously a principal at Hall Strategies where her clients included health plans, health service firms and health industry associations. From 2003-2008, she was senior director for corporate communications with Healthways. Goad began her career as a newspaper reporter and also served as press secretary for Gov. Don Sundquist. Craig Goguen President & CEO DSI Renal 424 Church St., Suite 1900 Nashville 37219 615.777.8200 dsi-corp.com Prior to joining dialysis service provider DSI Renal, Inc. as CEO, Goguen was COO of Odyssey Healthcare, a $720 million provider of hospice services in the United States. Goguen was responsible for turnarounds in clinical outcomes, revenue growth and profitability. He also has served as vice president and director of operations and business development for dialysis provider DaVita, Inc. Darin Gordon Director TennCare Deputy Commissioner Department of Finance & Administration 310 Great Circle Road Nashville 37243 615.507.6444 tn.gov/tenncare Gordon’s tenure with the Bureau of TennCare includes more than a decade of senior management experience with the agency. He was named the Bureau’s CFO in 2004, playing a key role in developing TennCare’s current leadership team. In 2006, Gordon was named director of TennCare and oversees all aspects of the state’s Medicaid managed care insurance program. Joel Gordon Principal The Gordon Group 3102 West End Ave., Suite 650 Nashville 37203 615.385.3541 A leader in the healthcare services industry for close to 40 years, Gordon founded his private investment firm in 1996. He also founded General Care Corp. in 1969, helping pioneer today’s hospital management sector. Two years after General Care was acquired by HCA in 1980, he co-founded Surgical Care Affiliates, a developer of freestanding
InCharge ambulatory surgery centers. When HealthSouth acquired SCA in 1996, Gordon stayed on as a HealthSouth director. He was that company’s interim chairman from 2003 to 2004, helping lay the foundation to turn around the company following the Richard Scrushy scandal. Jesse Gore CEO Genetics Associates 1916 Patterson St., Suite 400 Nashville 37203 615.327.4532 geneticsassociates.com Founded in 1990, Gore has oversight of the cytogenetic laboratory, which does chromosome analysis for health providers nationwide. Previously, Gore was a cytogenetics technologist with Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a decade before co-founding Genetics Associates. He holds a degree in medical microbiology and bacteriology Bill Gracey President & CEO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga 37402 423.535.5600 bcbst.com Gracey took over as CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s government and commercial business units on Jan. 1, 2013 upon predecessor Vicky Gregg’s retirement. Previously, Gracey was part of the executive leadership team of Brentwood-based LifePoint until he retired as the EVP and COO in 2009. He has more than 35 years of management experience in a variety of settings including notfor-profit, investor-owned and private healthcare companies. He also has held leadership roles in a number of state and national healthcare organizations. Gracey is vice chairman of the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. Mark Grasela CEO Saint Thomas Physician Services 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomasdoctors.com Grasela leads Saint Thomas Physician Services, which includes more than 61 physician practices and 16 specialties under an employed physician model and management services organization across Middle Tennessee as part of Saint Thomas Health. He oversees the medical staff development and recruitment efforts for each of Saint Thomas Health’s five hospitals and various development initiatives. Previously, Grasela served as president and CEO of Heritage Medical Associates, a large multi-specialty medical practice with multiple locations in the Nashville area. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Bill Grayson Executive Director Saint Thomas Medical Group 4230 Harding Road, Suite 400 Nashville 37205 615.297.2700 stmg.org Grayson has served as executive director
of STMG, a multi-specialty practice with 29 physicians and 6 mid-level providers, since 1995. He is also the founder, co-owner and CEO of Nashville Healthcare Solutions, a medical billing company established in 2001. Grayson, who received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his master’s in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky, has more than 20 years healthcare management experience. F. Anthony Greco, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology, PLLC Director Sarah Cannon Cancer Center 250 25th Ave. N., Suite 100 Nashville 37203 615.329.5090 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com In 1993, Greco and John Hainsworth left Vanderbilt to become directors of the newly established Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. During his tenure at Sarah Cannon, Greco has treated thousands of patients and undertaken hundreds of research studies. He specializes in cancers of unknown primary origin, lung cancer and germ cell tumors. Greco received his medical degree from West Virginia University and earned a fellowship in medical oncology from the National Cancer Institute. Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, he is a partner with Tennessee Oncology. Rick Greene VP & CFO Cumberland Pharmaceuticals 2525 West End Ave., Suite 950 Nashville 37203 615.255.0068 cumberlandpharma.com Green stepped into his role as CFO in October 2011 after serving as the interim VP of finance and accounting since April 2011. Prior to that, Greene worked with Crowe Horwath’s Tennessee healthcare practice, where he served as market leader. He and his team had supported Cumberland’s accounting department in preparation for the company’s IPO and ongoing SEC reporting. Greene also has held executive financial positions with specialty hospital company Surgical Alliance Corporation and spent 14 years with Ernst and Young. He is a certified public accountant. Ron Greeno, MD CMO Cogent Healthcare 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.377.5600 cogenthmg.com Greeno is a founder of Cogent Healthcare and chief medical officer. He also serves as a senior consultant for the company’s consulting arm, The Cogent Group. Greeno created the hospitalist program management model used by Cogent and originally developed and managed the company’s national network of hospitalists. Considered a pioneer in the field, he is a founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), which now has more than 11,000 members. Greeno has held numerous leadership positions with SHM and was awarded a Master in Hospital Medicine,
making Greeno one of only 13 individuals to ever receive this distinction. He has been listed multiple times in Modern Healthcare’s “50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare.” Keith Gregg Chairman & CEO JRG Ventures 205 Powell Place Brentwood 37027 615.312.8233 jrgventures.com Gregg specializes in assisting entrepreneurs, investors and executives implement growth strategies to accelerate ideas into value and monetize assets. He has over 27 years of operational and advisory experience in high growth life science, HIT, and educational environments. Gregg received his master’s in Finance and Marketing from the University of Maryland, his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt, and holds a certificate in executive business strategy from The Wharton School. He is also Entrepreneur-In-Residence for Health Technology for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. Luke Gregory CEO Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1000 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Gregory assumed the role of CEO and executive director in January 2011. He has worked in healthcare management for nearly three decades. Active in the development of Vanderbilt Health at One Hundred Oaks, Gregory is leading expansion efforts at Monroe Carell. He’s on the Tennessee Board for Licensing of Healthcare Facilities and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Claire M. Gulmi Executive VP, CFO, Secretary & Director AmSurg 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com One of the most prominent women in Nashville’s corporate healthcare scene, Gulmi joined AmSurg, which owns and operates more than 235 ambulatory surgery centers in 35 states, in 1994 as a vice president and chief financial officer. Over the years, she has taken on increasing responsibility with the company and was named secretary in late 1997, a director in spring 2004 and executive vice president in early 2006. David C. Guth Jr. CEO Centerstone of America Inc. 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org In January 2003, Guth was named CEO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services. Guth
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focuses on strategic growth, tactical execution and operational oversight. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt and a master’s in social work from the University of Tennessee. Jeffrey Guy, MD CMO TriStar Health System 110 Winners Circle, First Floor Brentwood 37027 615.886.4976 tristarhealth.com A board certified surgeon, Guy joined TriStar Health as chief medical officer in 2013. He is the former pediatric program medical director at TriStar Centennial Medical Center where he led the medical affairs for pediatrics and played a significant role in quality and utilization analysis, policy development and implementation. Prior to joining TriStar Centennial, Guy was director of the regional Vanderbilt Burn Center and acute operative services at VUMC. He also served as associate professor of surgery, chief of the division of burn surgery, and fellow director of burn surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
H John Hainsworth, MD Medical Oncologist Tennessee Oncology, PLLC Chief Scientific Officer Sarah Cannon Research Institute 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 tnoncology.com sarahcannonresearch.com Hainsworth, who has published extensively in the areas of lung cancer, unknown primary cancer and lymphoma, is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. In 1993, Hainsworth and Anthony Greco left Vanderbilt to become directors of the newly established Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. In addition, he is a partner with Tennessee Oncology. As chief scientific officer for SCRI, he is responsible for coordination of the phase II/III clinical trials program including protocol development, data analysis and manuscript preparation. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt where he also completed residency and his medical oncology fellowship. Barry Hale COO Centerstone of America Inc. 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Hale is COO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services. He has been with the company since 2007, previously serving as chief administrative officer and vice president for Business Development. Prior to Centerstone, Hale served in two CEO roles for nonprofit companies.
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Jay Hardcastle Jr. Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2386 babc.com Hardcastle is a past chairman of the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section and of the Nashville Bar Association Health Law committee and the practice group leader for healthcare at BABC. He advises hospitals, surgery centers, physicians, long-term care providers, imaging centers and other participants in the healthcare industry. He also drafts contracts for providers and physicians, and advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid issues. His work in healthcare law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate law has been repeatedly recognized in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. Fonda Harris, PhD Director Bridges to Care 311 23rd Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.340.5686 btc.nashville.gov Harris serves as the executive director of Bridges to Care, a local program linking the uninsured to safety net providers. She provides oversight to the Metro Tennessee Breast and Cervical Screening Program, helps lead the Safety Net Consortium of Middle Tennessee and has been director of Health Care Access for the Metropolitan Public Health Department in Nashville since 2006. In addition to a doctorate in philosophy, Harris also has a master’s in public service management. Mark Harris, PhD CEO NextGxDx 389 Nichol Mill Lane, Suite 105 Franklin 37067 615.236.4560 nextgxdx.com With scattered information and inconsistent ordering processes for the more than 10,000 genetic tests available, finding and obtaining the right one had become a challenge for patients and healthcare professionals Harris founded NextGxDx to be a single, definitive source for finding and ordering the appropriate genetic test, the first time. Previously, he held a leadership role for Athena Diagnostics where he planned a Next Generation Sequencing platform and honed his knowledge of the clinical laboratory industry. He holds three degrees from Vanderbilt, an undergrad in molecular and cell biology, a doctorate in cancer biology and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School in general corporate management. John Harrison Senior Managing Director Harbert Management Corp. 618 Church St., Suite 500 Nashville 37219 615.301.6400 harbert.net Harrison joined HMC in 2000 and serves as senior managing director of its Mezzanine Capital team. He is responsible for sourcing, executing and monitoring investments. Previously, he
worked for Finova Mezzanine Capital as vice president and eastern regional manager. He is also the former vice president of Sirrom Capital Corporation. Prior to joining HMC, Harrison had experience in the commercial banking industry with a focus on lending and credit management. Bill Haslam Governor State of Tennessee First Floor, State Capitol Nashville 37243 615.741.2001 tn.gov/governor Haslam was elected governor of Tennessee in 2010, winning 90 of 95 counties and securing the largest victory of any non-incumbent gubernatorial candidate in the state’s history. Prior to becoming governor, the East Tennessee native was elected mayor of Knoxville in 2003 and again in 2007, following a successful career as a local business leader. As governor, Haslam is grappling with ACA healthcare reform mandates and options. In October 2013, Haslam was tapped to chair the Health and Human Services Committee of the National Governors Association. In the spring of 2013, the NGA also selected Haslam to co-chair a task force on healthcare sustainability. Mike Hassell Founder, CEO & Executive VP, Investments ConduIT Corp. 3212 West End Ave., Suite 500 Nashville 37203 615.269.5710 conduitcorporation.com Hassell, co-founder of tech shop and business incubator ConduIT, has served as CEO for several Vanderbilt start-up companies and was VP of marketing for MedPearl and president of Slingerland Drum Co. He specializes in IT ventures at ConduIT. After receiving a Georgia Tech electrical engineering degree, Hassell received a Harvard MBA before launching his entrepreneurial career. Stephen Hau Founder & CTO Shareable Ink 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 408 Nashville 37203 877.572.7423 shareableink.com As co-founder and chief technology officer, Hau is responsible for product development and platform strategy. He brings more than 15 years of experience in healthcare information technology, software development and new venture creation to Shareable Ink. The MIT grad previously founded PatientKeeper, which became the leading developer of physician information systems with a market share of over 15 percent of the country’s acute care hospitals. Hau also was co-founder of ThinkFish Productions, a 3D software company later acquired by Viewpoint Datalabs.
InCharge J.D. Hickey, MD Executive VP & COO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga, 37402 423.535.600 bcbst.com Hickey joined BCBS Tennessee in 2011 as senior vice president and CEO of Volunteer State Health Plan, BlueCross’ TennCare managed care organization. The following year, he was promoted to executive VP and chief operating officer. During his career, Hickey has drawn on his training as a physician and attorney while serving in executive leadership roles in healthcare. Before joining BlueCross, he led strategic healthcare consulting and management teams as a principal with McKinsey & Company. Prior to that, he served on Gov. Phil Bredesen’s cabinet as director of the TennCare Bureau. He has also held executive positions with HCA and Qualifacts Systems, Inc. He earned his medical and law degrees from Duke University. John S. Hicks Shareholder Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.7337 bakerdonelson.com
tions, in class action litigation. Clients include one of the nation’s largest health insurance groups and a major health benefits provider. He is on the approved panel of mediators for the U.S. District Court’s Eastern District of Tennessee. Hicks is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and has won numerous regional and national accolades. His work has been recognized nationally, and Hicks has regularly appeared on prestigious rosters including Best Lawyers and Chambers USA. David Hile Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting 5310 Maryland Way, Suite 250 Brentwood 37027 615.324.8500 fticonsulting.com As a senior managing director in the FTI Consulting Health Solutions practice, Hile has focused his practice within the healthcare and life sciences industries providing valuation, regulatory, forensic, litigation, operational, strategic and financial advisory consulting services. He has over 20 years combined healthcare experience from within the industry and as a consultant. Prior to joining FTI, Hile led the healthcare forensic and dispute consulting practice for Deloitte and Touche’s Mid-America region.
The former chair of Baker Donelson’s health law and medical professional litigation group, Hicks has represented health providers, as well as a trade association of managed care organiza-
Melanie M. Hill Executive Director Tennessee Health Services & Development Agency Andrew Jackson Building, 502 Deaderick St., 9th Floor Nashville 37243 615.741.2364 tn.gov/hsda Hill presides over the state agency that grants certificates of need. She took the reins of HSDA in 2001 but had held positions of increasing responsibility with the Health Facilities Commission (predecessor of HSDA) since 1998. Prior to that, the registered dietician worked as a nutritionist with the Tennessee Department of Health in the field in West Tennessee and Nashville before segueing into health facility surveying and licensure. Mike Hill Shareholder, Head of Healthcare Practice Group Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner 333 Commerce St., Suite 1500 Nashville 37201 615.251.1046 h3gm.com Hill is head of his firm’s healthcare practice group and focuses on business law matters primarily involving healthcare companies from start up to maturity. He advises on corporate, transactional, operational, and regulatory issues. Hill is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of healthcare law and is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association. He
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serves on the firm’s executive committee and is a past board member of the Nashville Health Care Council. Kirk Hintz CEO Radiology Alliance 210 25th Ave. N., Suite 602 Nashville 37203 615.312.0600 radalliance.com As CEO of Radiology Alliance, the state’s largest private radiology group practice, Hintz oversees strategic development, management and operations for the group of nearly 50 board-certified diagnostic and interventional radiologists. Hintz, who has 25 years of seniorlevel healthcare and business management experience, joined Radiology Alliance in June 2012. Previously, he was CEO for Emergency Physicians of Naples in Florida. He is a certified public accountant. Laura Hobson President Faith Family Medical Clinic 326 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.341.0808 faithmedical.org Having been a licensed real estate agent for several years, Hobson made a mid-career change and received her master’s degree from the UT College of Social Work in 2007. She was selected to lead Faith Family, which provides primary care to the uninsured, in early 2008. Dan Hogan President & CEO Medalogix 1303 16th Ave. S., Suite 200 Nashville 37212 615.200.8443 medalogix.com In 2009, Hogan founded this predictive modeling technology company, designed specifically for post-acute care, to help providers reduce readmissions and better understand risks to patients. In 2013, the software company added a workflow component to help clinicians effectively apply predictive insights. Previously, Hogan owned a home health agency and worked as a sales representative for DigiScript earlier in his career. He is active on several boards including Young Leaders Council and the Entrepreneur Organization. Chris Holden President, CEO & Director AmSurg 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com Holden has led AmSurg since 2007 and has more than 22 years of experience in the healthcare industry. AmSurg acquires, develops and operates more than 235 ambulatory surgery centers in 35 states. Prior to joining AmSurg, Holden was a senior VP and division president for Triad Hospitals, which he helped found in May 1999. From August 1994 until May 1999, Holden held several officer positions with Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. He serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
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Kell Holland President & CEO Willis of Tennessee 26 Century Blvd. Nashville 37214 615.872.3000 willis.com As president & CEO of Willis of Tennessee, an international insurance brokerage firm, Holland has oversight of the Nashville and Memphis offices, which have a focus on healthcare. His extensive experience in sales for property casualty and employee benefits, claims and loss control gives him a broad perspective on the industry. Russell L. Holman, MD CMO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.327.8500 lifepointhospitals.com Prior to joining LifePoint in 2013, Holman served as chief clinical officer for Cogent HMG, where he held executive leadership roles for eight years. Previously, he served as medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group & Clinics (HPMG&C) in Bloomington, Minn. In 2000, he created one of the nation’s first postgraduate fellowship programs in Hospital Medicine for HPMG&C. He is a past president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. Steve Holman CFO Centerstone of America Inc. 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Holman is CFO of Centerstone of America, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, and directs fiscal operations for Centerstone of America and each of its companies. He assesses the organization’s performance, oversees financial reporting and develops long-term strategies and annual budgets for Centerstone across its operations in Indiana and Tennessee. Prior to working at Centerstone, he served as CFO of Precedent Health, Inc. E. Berry Holt III Partner Bradley Arant Boult Cummings 1600 Division St., Suite 700 Nashville 37203 615.252.2312 babc.com Holt, an attorney who focuses mainly on healthcare law, is the past president of the Tennessee Academy of Hospital Attorneys and serves on the advisory board of First Tennessee Bank. He speaks regularly to various healthcare trade associations with regard to hospital and physician issues, joint ventures, compliance programs and other regulatory matters. He has been repeatedly recognized for his work in healthcare by Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA.
Jim Horrar President & CEO Quorum Health Resources 105 Continental Place Brentwood 37027 615.371.7979 qhr.com Horrar became CEO in 2008 taking on strategic and operational responsibilities for hospital management services firm Quorum Health Resources, which has served more than 700 hospitals in every state for over three decades. Horrar oversees the QHR family of brands including QHR Consulting Services, QHR Management Services, The QHR Learning Institute, American Health Facilities Development and Quorum Purchasing Advantage (QPA), the company’s group purchasing organization. Before joining QHR, Horrar served in a variety of executive leadership positions with Humana including COO of Humana’s largest commercial market. Jill Howard COO TriStar Skyline Madison Campus 500 Hospital Drive Madison 37115 615.769.5000 tristarskylinemadison.com Howard oversees operations at TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, a behavioral health facility offering treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues among adults, seniors, adolescents, and military personnel. Howard is a registered nurse with nearly 20 years of clinical experience in behavioral health, substance abuse, and emergency medical care. She served as director of inpatient services at TriStar Skyline Madison before being named COO in 2010. Brooks Hubbard Managing Director & Head of Healthcare Group Regions Bank One Nashville Place 150 Fourth Ave. N., Suite 200 Nashville 37219 615.748.1490 regions.com Named to lead Regions’ healthcare group when John Barton was tapped to oversee specialized industries in late 2011, Hubbard has more than 18 years experience in corporate and investment banking, with more than 14 of those in healthcare banking. Previously, he led the healthcare group’s corporate finance effort. Bryan Huddleston CEO Nashville Technology Council 41 Peabody St. Nashville 37210 615.873.1284 technologycouncil.com In September 2013, Huddleston was named CEO of the Nashville Technology Council, which supports and promotes Middle Tennessee’s tech community. He leads the 400-member organization as Nashville looks to fill the gap in tech talent and ramp up the area’s profile as a technology hub. Huddleston previously worked as an account executive in Microsoft’s Nashville office for eight years and as a micro systems specialist for Ingram Industries before that.
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Scotte Hudsmith President & CEO Parental Health LLC 256 Seaboard Lane, Suite H103 Franklin 37067 615.472.8601 parentalhealth.com
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In 2009, Hudsmith launched Parental Health, which has developed an in-home health monitoring system for seniors. Previously, he was an executive VP at Passport Health Communications for two years and president of LBMC Technologies for four years. During his career, he also helped run Syngistix and Sienna Imaging.
Hyne has spent more than 30 years advising businesses on issues ranging from start-up issues and venture capital financing to highprofile mergers and acquisitions. Much of his work has been in the healthcare industry, and he counsels hospital systems, hospital management companies, rehabilitation and long-term care providers, health information technology firms and specialty healthcare companies. Hyne has been regularly listed among the Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. A graduate of Vanderbilt Law School, Hyne was inducted as a Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation in 1997.
Joe Hutts Founder & CEO BreatheAmerica One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 375 Nashville 37215 615.665.7100 breatheamerica.com Hutts launched BreatheAmerica in mid-2007 to develop treatment systems for chronic airway diseases. He landed funding from a Nashville Capital Network-backed group of investors in the summer of 2008 and has launched several programs. Prior to BreatheAmerica, Hutts was the founder and CEO of Surgis, a private-equity backed ambulatory surgery center that was sold to United Surgical Partners in April 2006. He also founded and ran PhyCor, a public physician practice management company. He began his healthcare career working in administrative roles
J Grant Jackson General Partner Council Capital 150 2nd Ave. N., Suite 415 Nashville 37201 615.255.3707 councilcapital.com Jackson has been involved in all aspects of private equity investing for more than 10 years, 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, helping him build managerial, financial and operational skills in multiple industries. Before joining Council, Jackson led healthcare services and healthcare IT investing efforts for The Aurora Funds in Durham, N.C. He was a member of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows. Joey Jacobs Chairman & CEO Acadia Healthcare 830 Crescent Center Drive, Suite 610 Franklin 37067 615.861.6000 acadiahealthcare.com Healthcare veteran Jacobs took the reins at behavioral health company Acadia in 2011. He accepted his new position after Universal Health Services acquired the company he
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co-founded and led, Psychiatric Solutions (PSI), in late 2010. Prior to founding PSI, Jacobs spent 21 years in various leadership positions with HCA, eventually rising to president of the Tennessee Division. He brings extensive behavioral health experience to Acadia, which was launched in 2005 to develop and operate facilities nationwide offering psychiatric and addiction services. Jacobs sits on the board of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals and is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. Harry Jacobson, MD Co-founder & Partner TriStar Technology Ventures Co-founder & Managing Director Epiphany Health Ventures 3401 West End Ave., Suite 310 Nashville 37203 615.515.9880 tstventures.com One of Nashville’s top healthcare entrepreneurial engines, Jacobson has founded or co-founded eight companies including Renal Care Group, Ambulatory Services of America, Cardiovascular Care Group and digiChart. After more than a decade as vice chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University and CEO of the medical center, Jacobson retired from the post in March 2009. During his tenure, the medical complex more than tripled revenues to $2.5 billion, built the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, and expanded into the 100 Oaks area. In 2009, Jacobson co-founded TriStar, an early-stage venture fund. By 2013, the fund had 19 companies in its portfolio including Diabetes Care Group, VenX, OnFocus, and PathFinder. In late 2011, he co-founded Epiphany Health Ventures with Duncan Dashiff. Jacobson sits on numerous corporate boards. He is also chair for MedCare Investment Funds and was named chairman of Artemis (formerly digiChart) in November 2012. Jacobson is a past board chair for the Nashville Health Care Council. Debbie James President & CEO Vivere Health 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 520 Franklin 37067 615.550.4900 viverehealth.com James joined Vivere Health, which partners with reproductive endocrinology specialists to develop ambulatory surgery centers and in vitro fertilization labs, in 2013. She has more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in multiple healthcare companies. Most recently, she was market president for Healthways. Prior to that, James served as VP at Health Net and as regional vice president and general manager at Express Scripts. Duncan James CEO M*Modal 5000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 800-233-3030 James joined clinical documentation and transcription services company M*Modal from QuadraMed Corporation where he served as president and CEO. Prior to
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2008, James was group president at McKesson Corporation for nine years with responsibility for multiple business units. His more than 25 years of senior executive experience includes roles in operations and marketing at HBO & Company and First Data Corporation Health Systems Group prior to both becoming part of McKesson Corporation. David Jarrard CEO & Partner Jarrard Philips Cate & Hancock 219 Ward Circle, Suite 3 Brentwood 37027 615.254.0575 jarrardinc.com A key advisor to hospital and healthcare leaders locally and around the country, Jarrard co-founded his public affairs firm in early 2006 when he was CEO of The Ingram Group. Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock has been consistently ranked among the largest and fastest-growing healthcare public affairs firms in the country. Jarrard is on the teaching faculty of the American Hospital Association’s professional society for healthcare communicators and strategic planners and on the editorial board of Healthcare Insights magazine. He began his career as a reporter for The Tennessean followed by leadership positions at several area public relations firms. Steve Jaynes Senior VP & Director, Private Client Banking – Medical & Professional Services Avenue Bank 111 10th Ave. S., Suite 200 Nashville 37203 615.252.2265 avenuenashville.com Brought on board to build and lead this new area for Avenue Bank, Jaynes has more than 38 years of banking experience. He retired from SunTrust in 2011 and is credited with creating the medical private banking department for that financial institution. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville University, Jaynes attended the School of Commercial Banking at Vanderbilt and the University of Virginia, earning a degree in retail bank management. He is active in a number of organizations including the Nashville Medical Group Management Association. 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, serves as chair of the Healthcare Practice for the firm. His practice includes M&A, public equity and debt offerings, private placements of securities and strategic relationships. He has assisted in hundreds of healthcare transactions for hospitals, surgery centers, managed care plans and physician group practices. He also provides counsel on operational matters.
Michele Johnson Executive Director Tennessee Justice Center 301 Charlotte Ave. Nashville 37201 615.255.0331 tnjustice.org In 1996, Johnson joined Gordon Bonnyman to launch the Tennessee Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm providing services to low-income clients, particularly those struggling to find access to healthcare. At the end of 2013, Johnson succeeded Bonnyman as executive director of TJC. The focus of her nationally recognized legal work has been children with special healthcare needs. Prior to founding TJC, she worked with low-income families to help them obtain needed medical care through the Lynhurst Foundation. Johnson sits on numerous boards including the board for Tennessee Voices for Children, of which she is a past president. Johnson is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. R. Milton Johnson President & CEO HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Johnson moved into the president’s role in February 2011 and assumed the reins as CEO at the beginning of 2014, following Richard Bracken’s retirement from that role. Previously, Johnson served as the company’s president and CFO. A CPA, Johnson joined HCA in 1982 as a tax manager, moved to HCA spinoff HealthTrust, then rejoined the hospital operator when HCA and HealthTrust merged in 1995. He was appointed to the HCA board in 2009. Johnson serves on numerous boards including that of the Nashville Health Care Council. Philip Johnston, PharmD Professor & Dean Belmont University College of Pharmacy 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville 37212 615.460.6746 belmont.edu/pharmacy Johnston worked from 1973-1982 for the UT College of Pharmacy, and he spent more than 20 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. For nine years, he taught as an adjunct faculty member at Belmont’s School of Physical Therapy. In early 2007, he joined Belmont full time as the founding dean of the College of Pharmacy. Johnston’s recent research efforts have focused on the benefit of computerized order entry in healthcare institutions, patient safety and safe labeling of over-the-counter products. William Johnston Senior Advisor The Carlyle Group Nashville 202.729.5626 carlyle.com Based out of Nashville, Johnston joined The Carlyle Group as an advisor in 2006 and is the operating executive focused on U.S. Buyout fund opportunities in the healthcare
InCharge sector. An attorney with 38 years of experience in the investment banking, investing and healthcare sectors, Johnston previously served as chairman of the board for Renal Care Group, a specialized provider of dialysis services. He was instrumental in negotiating its $4 billion acquisition by Fresenius Medical Care in 2006. Ed Jones President & CEO HealthTrust 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.344.3000 healthtrustpg.com Jones, who has more than 25 years of healthcare experience, oversees the financial and operational functions of this $20 billion global group purchasing organization. Prior to being named CEO in July 2012, Jones was chief operating officer for the company. He also oversees all outsourced and consulting supply chain solutions for Parallon. Jones is a founding board member of the Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium and a member of the Federation of American Hospitals.
K Allen Kaiser, MD Chief of Staff Vanderbilt Health System 1161 21st Ave. S., S-3408, MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.6821 mc.vanderbilt.edu Kaiser, who has held a number of leadership positions at Vanderbilt since becoming a faculty member in 1974, took on the responsibility of clinical administration across the health system in April 2011. In addition to clinical oversight, he is also responsible for programmatic leadership including quality measures. Kaiser received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Vanderbilt and completed advanced training at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and Vanderbilt. A.J. Kazimi Chairman & CEO Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. 2525 West End Ave., Suite 950 Nashville 37203 615.255.0068 cumberlandpharma.com In 1999, Kazimi founded Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, a specialty company that acquires marketed and late-stage development pharmaceutical products to grow distribution to targeted, underserved physician segments. Kazimi has more than 20 years experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including an 11-year stint as president and COO of Therapeutic Antibodies Inc., where he oversaw operations in three countries while steering the company through more than $100 million in debt and equity financings, as well as its initial public offering. He took Cumberland public in August of 2009 and is working to expand the company’s product lineup in the U.S., Canada and Australia. He has served on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and Aegis Toxicology Sciences Corp. Kazimi is also chair and CEO of Cumberland Emerging Technologies (CET), a
biopharmaceutical accelerator program to identify and advance innovative product candidates from the lab to the marketplace. Paul H. Keckley, PhD Executive Director Deloitte Center for Health Solutions 1001 G St. NW, 12th Floor Washington, D.C. 20004 202.220.2177 deloitte.com/us/healthsciences Nashville-based Keckley oversees the national health research arm of Deloitte LLP. A prolific author, sought-after keynote speaker and regular contributor to national media outlets, Keckley has more than 30 years experience in health services research and academic medicine. Widely recognized as an expert on health reform, he previously held leadership roles at Vanderbilt and served as chairman of Interdent, CEO of EBM Solutions, CEO of Aveta and principal of The Keckley Group. Jim Kever Partner Voyent Partners LLC 112 Westwood Place, Suite 110 Brentwood 37027 615.373.1727 Kever co-founded the venture capital firm Voyent Partners in 2001 with Fred Goad. Prior to launching the private investment company primarily involved in angel investing, Kever spent 18 years in the leadership of Envoy, a provider of electronic transaction processing services for the healthcare industry. He joined the company in 1981 as treasurer and general counsel and served as president and co-chief executive with Goad by the time Envoy sold to Quintiles in March 1999. He also served in the executive leadership of Quintiles and WebMD prior to launching Voyent. Peter Kindrachuk President & COO Southwind, A Division of The Advisory Board Company Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.385.2126 advisory.com/consulting/ southwind Kindrachuk has more than 30 years of experience with physician practice management and managed care risk contracting. In his executive duties at Southwind, a division of The Advisory Board Company, he oversees daily operations, coordinates significant longer-term interim projects and provides consultation for clients in his areas of expertise. Prior to joining Southwind, he was a senior VP and general manager for North American Medical Management, a division of Aveta Health (formerly PhyCor) and has years of practice administration experience. Matthew King Managing Partner FCA Venture Partners 5121 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.320.3070 claytonassociates.com As managing partner of Clayton Associate’s
venture capital manager, FCA Venture Partners, King oversees the Fund’s investment process including identifying potential investments, due diligence, investment structuring, syndicate leadership, portfolio management and dispositions. He has more than 29 years of business experience, the last dozen of which have been focused exclusively in the venture capital industry. He has participated in over 50 venture capital and private equity investments since 1992 and currently serves on the board of directors of NuScript Rx, Inc., edo Interactive, Inc., Entrada Inc., onFocus Healthcare, Inc., Silvercare Solutions, Inc., and ProCharging Systems, LLC, among others. King previously served as vice president of SunTrust Bank and its predecessor Third National Bank. Thomas Klaritch Executive VP HCP Inc. 3000 Meridian Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.324.6900 hcpi.com Executive VP for Medical Office Properties at HCP since 2008, Klaritch joined the healthcare real estate investment trust (REIT) in 2003 as senior VP. Prior to that, he was a founding member and CFO of MedCap Properties. Klaritch, a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, has more than 28 years of operational and financial management experience in the hospital and medical-office sectors. He is a CPA and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Mike Klein President & CEO CareSpot Express Healthcare 115 East Park Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.600.4100 carespot.com Klein was named CEO of urgent care provider CareSpot in May 2011, shortly before the company, founded in Florida, relocated headquarters to Brentwood. Under his guidance, CareSpot entered into a joint venture with TriStar Health in 2013 and now operates 10 centers in Nashville and has expanded to Memphis. CareSpot also has multiple locations in Florida, Texas, Kansas and Missouri. Previously, Klein was CEO of dialysis giant Renal Advantage Inc. He also was president of the North Central Division of Gambro Healthcare; president and CEO of SSI Surgical Services; and co-founder, president and CEO of Urotherapies. Klein also held senior positions at Caremark International and Baxter Healthcare. David Klements President & CEO Qualifacts Systems 200 Second Ave. S. Nashville 37201 866.386.6755 qualifacts.com Prior to becoming president of Qualifacts, the largest provider of web-based electronic health records for the behavioral health and human services market, Klements held a number of leadership positions with various early-stage technology concerns and was vice president with SunGard Availability Services and general manager of Inflow. Klements is actively involved
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with HIMSS and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce, and he is the chair-elect for the 2012/13 board of the Nashville Technology Council. Philip Krebs Senior Managing Partner Avondale Partners Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3482 avondaleonline.com Krebs co-founded Avondale in 2001 and currently serves as a member of the firm’s board. He has 30 years of investment banking experience. He was formerly managing director and head of investment banking at SunTrust Equitable Securities, which he joined in 1996. Prior to SunTrust Equitable, he spent 10 years at Lehman Brothers in New York where he was a managing director. From 1989-1994, he was at the helm of Lehman’s Equity Capital Group. Other experience includes Blyth Eastman Paine Webber and Accenture. He sits on the Centerstone Foundation Board of Trustees. Neil Krugman Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8849 wallerlaw.com With deep experience in regulatory compliance and transactional matters, Krugman often provides counsel to healthcare, managed care and health insurance companies and systems. He assists with a broad range of actions from the formation of companies and new product and service rollout to licensing, joint ventures and contract negotiations. Previously, Krugman has served as assistant general counsel of Equicor, as a vice president and assistant general counsel for Cigna Healthplan, and as counsel to the Committee on Education and Labor for the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association.
L Jim Lackey CEO & Chair Complete Holdings Group 206 Gothic Court, Suite 308 Franklin 37067 615.786.9971 completeholdingsgroup.com Lackey retired as CEO of Passport Health Communications in 2009 after leading the company from startup to established healthcare technology and information firm, but he continues to impact the national healthcare landscape. A leader in the revenue cycle management industry, Lackey still serves as Passport’s chairman of the board. He also serves as CEO of EnableComp and its parent company Complete Holdings Group, a workers’ compensation resource organization with independently operating business entities under the CHG umbrella. He is an advisor to FOCUS Search Partners, a national healthcare executive recruitment firm. Previously, Lackey served as president of FOCUS Healthcare Management, the nation’s largest workers’ compensation
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provider organization and was a founding officer of Coventry Corp. He began his career in 1978 in financial administration for a 300-bed community hospital. Lackey is an ex officio board member for Leadership Health Care and sits on a number of other boards including PatientFocus, PharmMD, Harpeth Capital, and The Nashville Capital Network. Robert LaGalia, CFA Executive VP & CFO Cogent Healthcare 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.377.5600 cogenthmg.com In addition to overseeing financial operations, LaGalia also has oversight of information technology and works closely with CEO Dean Weiland on broader company operations. Previously he was a senior vice president and CFO for NIA, National Imaging Associates, which he originally joined in 1995 as a founding member of the company. Prior to that, LaGalia worked in business development for Corning Life Sciences. John Lam Co-founder & Chief Creative Strategist Lam-Andrews Advertising 1201 Eighth Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.297.7717 lam-andrews.com Lam, who co-founded this healthcare communications firm in 1991, is senior strategist and oversees creative and brand management. He has helped develop and launch some of Nashville’s leading healthcare brands from their beginnings, working with clients such as AmSurg, BioMimietics, LifePoint, Hospice Compassus, The Frist Center and e+CancerCare, as well as many of Nashville’s most formidable retail and real estate brands. Sara Lankford Partner Carter Lankford CPAs 1114 17th Ave. S., Suite 101 Nashville 37212 615.320.0225 clcpas.com Lankford has provided a wide range of healthcare consulting services since 1982 with a special focus on healthcare financial management operations. She is a past president of the National CPA Healthcare Advisors Association and served as chair of the Management Consulting Services Committee of the Tennessee Society of CPAs. Her articles have appeared in The Practicing CPA, Professional Practice Advisor, and Healthcare Financial Managers Journal, among other publications. Gregory Lassiter, MD President Radiology Alliance 210 25th Ave. N., Suite 602 Nashville 37203 615.312.0600 radalliance.com Lassiter, who is board certified in diagnostic radiology, has served as president of one of the state’s largest private radiology groups since
2011. His clinical interests include neurological CT angiography, neurological MRI and PET/CT imaging. After undergrad at UT Knoxville and a lab fellowship in immunology at St. Jude’s, Lassiter received his medical degree from UT Memphis, followed by a diagnostic radiology residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospital with six months of additional training in pediatrics at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and in musculoskeletal and neurological MRI at the ProScan MRI Institute. Garry Latimer Co-founder & CEO DiaTech Oncology 405 Duke Drive, Suite 240 Franklin 37067 615.567.0200 diatech-oncology.com Latimer is co-founder and CEO of DiaTech Oncology, a clinical pathology lab providing patient specific anticancer drug sensitivity testing and diagnostic hematopathology. Latimer has held senior-level positions in the clinical laboratory industry for over 30 years. He has led an international healthcare consulting group, sponsored by Warburg Pincus International, to formulate privatization projects in socialized healthcare systems in the United Kingdom. He also served in senior management with HCA’s Clinical Laboratory Division, helped found Laboratory Corporation of America, and was COO of Meridian Corporate Healthcare. Kevin Lavender Managing Director & Senior VP of National Corporate Banking Fifth Third Bank 424 Church St., Suite 700 Nashville 37219 615.687.3103 53.com After overseeing Fifth Third’s national healthcare lending group for nearly three years, Lavender was named the leader of National Corporate Banking in 2008 with oversight of six divisions including healthcare. Previously, Lavender served as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions. He was co-founder and EVP of MediSphere Health Partners and began his career as group VP of corporate healthcare lending at SunTrust. He has served on the board of directors for AmSurg Corp. since 2004. Ben R. Leedle, Jr. President & CEO Healthways Inc. 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com After joining the well-being improvement company in 1985, Leedle held increasingly senior leadership roles before being named CEO and elected to the Healthways Board of Directors in September 2003. Under his leadership, the publicly traded company has become the established market leader in population health management and well-being improvement solutions. He is a board member of the Nashville Health Care Council and served as the 2012-13 board chair, participates on the Vanderbilt Owen Health Care Advisory Board and is an active member of a number of healthcare CEO roundtables.
InCharge Jim Lewis Managing Partner & CEO Cumberland Consulting Group 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 550 Franklin 37067 615.373.4470 cumberlandcg.com Leader of Cumberland Consulting Group, Lewis has 27 years of consulting experience and over 30 years of technology implementation experience. Prior to founding Cumberland, he was a partner with Ernst & Young and a vice president with CapGemini Ernst & Young for 14 years. Lewis is a specialist in the design, development and implementation of various technology solutions including healthcare. Nora Liggett Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8908 wallerlaw.com Liggett assists CEOs, CFOs, and development officers structure corporate and system transactions in compliance with federal and state healthcare regulations. Liggett is recognized in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers for her experience with compliance issues including Medicare fraud and abuse and physician self-referral prohibitions, HIPAA and EMTALA. Additionally, she provides counsel on day-to-day operational issues. Wendy Long, MD CMO TennCare Bureau 310 Great Circle Road Nashville 37243 615.507.6444 tn.gov/tenncare Before being promoted to CMO of Tennessee’s Medicaid program in 2004, Long served as the assistant commissioner for the state’s Bureau of Health Services. She joined the Tennessee Department of Health in 1988 as a medical consultant specializing in maternal and child health. In 1997, she was awarded the Special Administrator’s award by the Health Care Financing Administration for creating a network of HIV/Aids Centers of Excellence in Tennessee. Long is a past president of the Tennessee Public Health Association. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. James E. Looper, Jr. Partner Hall Booth Smith P.C. 611 Commerce St., Suite 3000 Nashville 37203 615.313.9911 hallboothsmith.com Looper represents healthcare clients on numerous aspects of their business including malpractice defense and state board compliance issues. Prior to law school, he attended graduate school in pharmacology and medical school, adding a unique perspective to his health law practice. Looper also advises clients on issues ranging from HIPAA to EMTALA and represents clients in the areas of privileging, credentialing, and other licensing-related issues. He is the co-managing partner of the firm’s
Nashville office. He is on the board of the Wang Foundation and Hospital Hospitality House, for which he is a past chair. Paula Lovell President & CEO Lovell Communications 2021 Richard Jones Road Nashville 37215 615.297.7766 lovell.com Lovell, who founded her marketing and public relations firm in 1988, develops strategic communications plans, works with national and regional media, and manages crisis communications for clients throughout the country. The firm has a long roster of healthcare clients ranging from Alive Hospice, Boca Raton Community Hospital and CareHere to HealthTrust, PharmMD and Unity Health Systems. Lovell has won numerous awards and is often called upon to present marketing workshops and speak at national meetings. Prior to Lovell Communications, she spent 10 years as a print and electronic journalist. A graduate of Vanderbilt, Lovell is active in the community and serves on numerous civic and corporate boards including Abe’s Garden and Nashville Public Radio. Alfred Lumsdaine Executive VP & CFO Healthways 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com Lumsdaine joined Healthways in 2002 and became CFO in 2011. His responsibilities include all financial and legal functions, investor relations, regulatory compliance and procurement. Previously, he was controller and chief accounting officer for the company. Before joining Healthways, Lumsdaine was treasurer and controller for Logisco Inc. He started his career with the Nashville office of Ernst & Young, spending eight years primarily focused on the healthcare industry.
M Scott MacKenzie CEO Passport Health Communications 720 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.661.5657 passporthealth.com MacKenzie, who has 25 years experience in information technology, became CEO of the healthcare revenue cycle management firm in April 2009. Prior to joining Passport, he was president of RelayHealth Pharmacy Solutions, a division of McKesson, where he was responsible for the business unit’s turnaround. Before that, he spent six years in various leadership positions with Cerner. He has also held managerial posts with AT&T, General Electric and EDS. Passport was named ‘Technology Company of the Year’ in 2012 by the Nashville Technology Council.
Timothy Mangrum, MD Medical Director Saint Thomas Medical Group 4230 Harding Road, Suite 400 Nashville 37205 615.297.2700 stmg.org Mangrum was named medical director of STMG, a multi-specialty practice with 29 physicians and 6 mid-level providers, in April 2011. A native Nashvillian, he received his medical degree from UT Memphis and completed a combined internal medicine and pediatric residency program at Vanderbilt. He is board certified in both specialty areas. Mark Manner Managing Shareholder Harwell Howard Hyne Gabbert & Manner 333 Commerce St., Suite 1500 Nashville 37201 615.251.1066 h3gm.com Manner is the h3gm’s managing shareholder and a member of the executive committee. He has received “Lawyer of the Year” accolades by Best Lawyers in America in the areas of corporate governance in 2011 and 2012 and for mergers and acquisitions in 2014 for Nashville. A founding member of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association and past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council, he is an active member of the healthcare business community. Previously, the Yale-educated attorney worked in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and served as a special assistant U.S. attorney in Alexandria, Va. David L. Manning Executive VP & Chief Development Officer AmSurg 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com Manning had served as senior vice president of development and assistant secretary of AmSurg since April 1992 before assuming his current positions in February 2006. He is a founding shareholder of AmSurg, which has more than 235 ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians in 35 states. Previously, Manning co-founded and was a principal of Practice Development Associates, Inc., a company specializing in developing single specialty surgery centers. He was with Practice Development Associates from March 1987 until it was acquired by AmSurg in 1992. John Manning, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Chief Administrative Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1161 21st Ave. S. D-3300, MCN (2104) Nashville 37232 615.322.2422 medschool.vanderbilt.edu Manning was promoted to associate vice chancellor in June 2009 and also assumed the
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operational oversight of the medical center. Between 2000 and February 2008, Manning served as executive director for Research Operations at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was then promoted to vice president. Under his leadership, funded research more than doubled in size. Ken Marlow Partner & Chair, Healthcare Department Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8111 wallerlaw.com Marlow has guided clients through the acquisition of more than 25 acute care hospitals in deals with an aggregate value of more than $2 billion. In addition to healthcare acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures, Marlow has experience in financing transactions, including venture capital and private equity investments. He also has significantly expanded the firm’s focus, depth and knowledge in the long-term care industry. John Marshall, PhD CEO TriStar Horizon Medical Center 111 Highway 70 E. Dickson 37055 615.446.0446 tristarhorizon.com Marshall brings 40 years of healthcare experience to his role as CEO of TriStar Horizon Medical Center. He began his career as a registered respiratory therapist. In 1984, he transitioned to positions in hospital administration. Prior to taking charge at TriStar Horizon, he held CEO positions at Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. and Columbia Crockett Hospital in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. He holds a master’s and doctorate in Health Administration and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Charles N. Martin, Jr. Principal The Martin Companies 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 100 Nashville 37215 615.829.7300 martincos.com Investor and serial entrepreneur Martin founded The Martin Companies in 2009 to provide capital, operational support and mentoring to early-stage companies. Martin served as chairman and CEO of Vanguard from its founding in 1997 until its acquisition by Tenet in 2013. From January 1992 to January 1997, he was the chairman, president and CEO of OrNda HealthCorp, at that time the country’s third-largest investorowned hospital company. During his tenure, he grew OrNda revenues from $450 million to $3 billion. Marin’s previous experience also includes serving as COO of General Care, one of the key companies in the early development of Nashville’s for-profit healthcare industry and executive leadership positions with HealthTrust and HCA.
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Linda Marzialo President & CEO Gould Turner Group 4400 Harding Road, Suite 1000 Nashville 37205 615.297.3122 gouldturnergroup.com With over 30 years of experience, Marzialo is a registered architect in 43 states. She leads Gould Turner Group’s architectural planning, programming and design efforts. The firm, which she joined in 1981, has designed healthcare facilities across the country. Gould, who was named president of the firm in 1991 and CEO in 2005, is one of the few architects in the state to hold certification by the American College of Healthcare Architects. She began her career as an intern with Earl Swensson Architects and Yearwood & Johnson. David Mason Founder & CEO Health Connect Partners 65 Business Park Drive Lebanon 37090 615.449.6234 hlthcp.com Mason is co-founder and CEO of Health Connect Partners, a healthcare education firm specializing in industry-specific conferences. HCP was founded in 2006 and conducts five educational conferences each year in four markets: pharmacy, OR & surgery, radiology & imaging and healthcare IT. Previously, Mason led the healthcare-software-automation company BCX Technology as president and founder before selling it in 2003 to Omnicell. Steven J. Mason, Jr. President & CEO OnFocus Healthcare 5141 Virginia Way, Suite 440 Brentwood 37027 615.871.4321 onfocushealthcare.com Mason is a senior executive with more than 15 years experience starting, expanding and operating market-leading technology and healthcare services companies. He co-founded Qualifacts Systems in 2000 and served as its president and CEO until joining OnFocus in 2006. Prior to that, he served as director of operations and COO of Camelot Care Centers and Camelot Community Care, and he also has worked as a management consultant for a national healthcare consulting firm. Mike Mauldin CEO SpecialtyCare One American Center 3100 West End Ave., Suite 800 Nashville 37203 615.345.5400 specialtycare.net Mauldin, who previously served as CFO for SpecialtyCare, now leads the clinical service company, which offers a range of solutions to hospitals including neuromonitoring, perfusion, surgical support and sterile processing. Founded by the late Gary Brukardt 2006, SpecialtyCare employs more than 1,500 clinicians performing procedures in more than 825 hospitals in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Germany. Previously,
Mauldin, a CPA, held senior leadership positions with national dialysis service providers DSI and Renal Care Group and with diagnostic imaging company MedTel International. He also has experience in the acute care setting including serving as senior VP and CFO for Saint Thomas West. Phil Mazzuca COO IASIS Healthcare Corp. 117 Seabord Lane, Bldg. E Franklin 37067 615.844.2747 iasishealthcare.com With more than 30 years of hospital and healthcare leadership experience, Mazzuca oversees all aspects of the company’s hospital operations. Previously, he served as president and chief executive officer of Brim Holdings, EVP and COO of MedCath Corporation and president of the Texas and Florida markets for IASIS. Jennifer McAnally Director Tennessee Regional Extension Center 49 Music Square West, Suite 402 Nashville 37203 615.244.2007, ext. 7221 tnrec.org As director of tnREC, a division of Qsource, McAnally is leading Tennessee providers through one of the largest work process transitions in healthcare history as practices transition to electronic health records. McAnally joined Qsource, the state’s Quality Improvement Organization, in 2005 and was tapped to lead the healthcare consulting firm’s tnREC efforts in 2010. Prior to that, she worked with a large multi-specialty healthcare group in Memphis. She holds a master’s in informatics and information management and has added qualifications in EHRs and HIT. McAnally is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. David McClellan Managing Director Heritage Group LLC 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.665.8220 heritagegroupusa.com McClellan co-founded Heritage Group in 1986 and has served as a managing director of the firm since 1989. Heritage Group is a privately held investment and advisory firm focused on early-stage healthcare opportunities. Over the past 25 years, McClellan has served in numerous executive positions within Heritage Group’s portfolio of companies and, since 2002, has functioned in a corporate development role for several of the Heritage portfolio companies including SourceMark and Theralogix. Andrew McDonald Partner, Healthcare Consulting Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain 5250 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.309.2474 lbmc.com During a 28-year career as either full-time administrator or consultant to a broad range of healthcare organizations, McDonald has
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honed his expertise in providing due diligence, revenue cycle management, valuation, compliance, strategic planning, human resource management, financial analysis, IT assessment, practice development, and general practice management services to organizations adapting to the ever-changing healthcare environment. McDonald was named a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives in 1994. In additon to consulting, he has worked in the hospital, home care, hospice and practice management environments. Joe McDonough CEO Optimal Radiology 28 White Bridge Road, Suite 316 Nashville 37205 877.833.2242 optimalradiology.com In October 2013, Optimal Radiology, a national radiology practice and provider of on-site physician coverage, announced veteran imaging executive Joe McDonough would take the helm as CEO. He has extensive experience in leading radiology companies and previously served as CEO at Soteria Imaging Services from 2007-2013 and as president and CEO of IRG/American Imaging Management from 1997-2001. Tom McElroy Principal Thomas McElroy Consulting 110 Saddlebridge Lane Franklin 37069 615.969.2786 McElroy has earned national recognition as an innovator and leading strategist in the field of healthcare marketing and business development. He launched Thomas McElroy Consulting in 1998 and serves a wide range of healthcare organizations in the areas of branding and communications strategy, developing corporate marketing plans, managed care strategy, hospital-physician integration and governance improvement. Prior to his consulting career, he was the founding president of Tennessee Healthcare, a statewide PPO network. Laurie McGraw CEO Shareable Ink 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 408 Nashville 37203 877.572.7423 shareableink.com McGraw joined Shareable Ink in June 2013 as CEO and is also a member of the board of directors. She brings more than 20 years of executive leadership and a track record of leading rapid growth of companies within the health IT industry to her new role. Previously, she served as chief client officer of Allscripts and spent the majority of her tenure with the company as president of Allscripts’ fastest-growing EHR business unit.
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Howard McLure Executive Chairman Change Healthcare Corporation 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.920.5234 changehealthcare.com McLure came out of retirement in 2011 to join cost transparency company Change Healthcare, which seeks to improve how healthcare is purchased by driving sustainable engagement through actionable information. Previously, he served as president of CVS/Caremark Pharmacy Services. He also spent 14 years in senior management with Magellan Health Services. Scott McQuigg CEO HealthTeacher 209 10th Ave. S., Suite 350 Nashville 37203 800.514.1362 healthteacher.com McQuigg leads the K-12 healthcare and wellness education company, formerly known as ConnectivHealth. He previously was co-founder and CEO of Nashville-based HealthLeaders Inc., a business media and information company. Before that, McQuigg gained experience with national media through his decade of service with American City Business Journals. He spent his last two years with the company as president and publisher of the Nashville Business Journal. Philip S. McSween Shareholder, Chair Health Law Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz 211 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37201 615.726.7334 bakerdonelson.com Chair of the firm’s health law practice group, McSween is a counselor to both nonprofit and for-profit healthcare providers, including hospitals, specialty providers and physician groups on a national basis. His practice concentrates primarily in healthcare mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He represented UT Medical Center in its transfer from the University of Tennessee to a private nonprofit foundation and worked with a national dialysis provider in its recent sale. He is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. McSween has been regularly recognized for his work in healthcare in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. Clayton McWhorter Founder Clayton Associates 5121 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.320.3070 claytonassociates.com The godfather to many a Middle Tennessee healthcare venture, McWhorter founded the private equity firm that bears his name in 1996 and serves as the chairman of the company, which specializes in healthcare investments. Previously, he participated in the formation of HealthTrust, Inc. and served as the company’s chairman, president and CEO until the merger with HCA in 1995. From 1995-1996, McWhorter served as chairman of the board for HCA (then Columbia/HCA Healthcare) and remained
a board member until May 2000. His prior affiliation with HCA goes back to 1970 when he joined the company as a hospital administrator in Georgia. In 2008, McWhorter founded medication therapy management firm PharmMD and currently serves on its board. Stuart McWhorter President Clayton Associates 5121 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.320.3070 claytonassociates.com McWhorter is co-founder and president of Clayton Associates, an investment management company focused on venture capital in the healthcare services industry. Prior to Clayton Associates, McWhorter was a founding member of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation where he served as VP of Managed Care and later as VP of Acquisitions. He is currently chairman and CEO of privately held Medical Reimbursements of America, chairman for privately held Censis Technologies, a member of the Board of Haven Behavioral Healthcare, and a member of the Board of FirstBank of Tennessee. Mark Medley President & CEO, Hospital Operations Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Medley is responsible for the operations of 14 acute care and specialty hospital facilities throughout the U.S. Prior to joining Capella in 2008, he was affiliated with LifePoint Hospitals for nine years, serving as a hospital CEO and a division CFO. A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Medley is the chairelect of the Tennessee Hospital Association board. He will step into the chair position in late 2014. In 2013, he received the THA’s “Small or Rural Hospital Leadership Award.” Nick Mendez CEO Enovate Medical 1152 Park Ave. Murfreesboro 37129 888.909.8906 enovatemedical.com In 2013 former rivals, Tennessee-based Stinger Medical and Michigan-based Enovate, joined forces to create the largest provider and manufacturer of mobile clinical workstations. Stinger CEO Nick Mendez was named CEO of the combined company, rechristened Enovate Medical. Mendez has three decades of medical device industry experience. Previous positions include serving as president of global medical device organization Gambro and leadership roles with American Sterilizer, Baster Healthcare and Owens and Minor.
InCharge Walter Merrill, MD Chief of Staff Vanderbilt University Hospital 1215 21st Ave. S., AA1204, MCN Nashville 37232-2102 615.343.2959 mc.vanderbilt.edu Merrill, who was previously on faculty from 1983-2002, returned to Vanderbilt in 2012 to take on the role of chief of staff for the hospital and chief of surgical services for Nashville’s VA. A cardiothoracic surgeon, Merrill and Bill Frist, MD, launched Vanderbilt’s cardiac transplantation program in 1985. Merrill received his medical degree and post-graduate training from Johns Hopkins. A research fellow with the National Institutes of Health, he also trained at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. Scott Mertie President Kraft Healthcare Consulting 555 Great Circle Road, Suite 200 Nashville 37228 615.782.4292 kraftcpas.com Mertie consults on various reimbursement issues and Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for healthcare clients throughout the United States. His clients include medical/surgical, psychology, rehabilitation, and long-term acute-care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and rural health clinics. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Manage-
ment Association, American Health Lawyers Association, Tennessee Hospital Association and Leadership Healthcare. Ben Middleton COO, Clinic Services Centerstone of Tennessee 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Middleton oversees all clinic services at Centerstone including outpatient clinic services; dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program; adult, adolescent and child case management; continuous treatment team; intervention services; criminal justice liaison; and integrated care for adults. Previously, he served as senior vice president for Clinic Services. He specializes in alcohol and drug abuse treatment and services for those with mental illnesses. Middleton graduated from Alabama A&M University with a master’s in clinical psychology. Frederick Miller, MD President & CEO PhyMed Healthcare Group 110 29th Ave. N., Suite 301 Nashville 37203 855.331.4999 phymed.com Miller was appointed president and CEO of PhyMed in late October 2013 to lead the company’s national expansion plans. Previously, he served as president of Pediatrix/MEDNAX. In that role, Miller oversaw a company with
revenues of $1.3 billion with nearly 2,000 physicians and advanced practice providers serving more than 120 markets. PhyMed, which was founded as Anesthesia Medical Group, is a physician-owned provider of anesthesia, pain management and critical care professionals and business solutions. Miller succeeded David Whitten, who retired in 2013 from daily leadership but remains on the corporate board. Richard Miller President Earl Swensson Associates 2100 West End Ave., Suite 1200 Nashville 37203 615.329.9445 esarch.com Miller leads the firm’s design of healthcare facilities from coast to coast. He is a veteran architect, lecturer and author. He and ESA chairman Earl S. Swensson co-authored two books on hospital and healthcare facility design. ESa has designed some of the country’s most innovative healthcare facilities including the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Moffitt Cancer Center. Russ Miller CEO Tennessee Medical Association 2301 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37212 615.385.2100 tnmed.org Miller, a certified association executive, assumed the lead staff role in 2013. As CEO, Miller
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leads efforts to advocate on behalf of physician members on a variety of legislative, educational, practice and public health issues. Miller has held increasing leadership positions with TMA since joining the organization in 1987. Jim Moore CEO Cumberland Heights P.O. Box 90727 Nashville 37209 615.352.1757 cumberlandheights.org A nationally recognized administrator in the field of alcohol and drug treatment with more than 30 years of experience in addiction treatment, Moore has served as head of Cumberland Heights since 1990. He is also a former patient and often shares his own story of recovery from alcohol addiction as a young man. When Moore was a patient at the then all-male facility, there were 32 beds and 16 staff members. Today he oversees the modern medical campus with more than 100 beds, 200 staff members and specialized program for men, women, adolescents and families. Moore is a member of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators and serves on the board of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers. Derek Morkel CEO HealthTech Management Services & Gaffey Healthcare 5110 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.309.6053 htmsinc.com gaffeyhealth.com Morkel took the helm of HealthTech in 2010 and now serves as CEO of Texas-based Gaffey Healthcare, as well, following a partnership in 2013. HealthTech, which was founded by Brim Healthcare, has both a management and solutions component. The Solutions Group, which recently announced a name change to the Gaffey brand, is a leading provider of revenue cycle applications and services. The Management Services side offers a menu of services to help hospitals with operations and strategic direction. Morkel was a senior vice president of Brim Healthcare and has more than two decades experience in healthcare and information technology. Previous experience includes senior roles with MedCath Corporation, Craneware, Inc. and IASIS Healthcare. Rock Morphis Managing Director Heritage Group LLC 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.263.7833 heritagegroupusa.com Morphis co-founded Heritage Group, an investment and advisory firm focused on early stage healthcare opportunities, in 1986. Over the years, Morphis has served in a number of executive positions within Heritage Group’s portfolio of companies. Currently, he serves as chairman of Precedent Health, Inc. From 2006-2011, Morphis was CEO of US RadioSurgery before the developer and operator of stereotactic radiosurgery centers was sold to a public company for $53 million in 2011. He also
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serves on numerous boards and is an advisor to Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C. Shawn Morris President of Development and Innovation Cigna-HealthSpring Inc. 9009 Carothers Parkway, Suite 501 Franklin 37067 615.236.6100 cignahealthspring.com In his current role, which he assumed in February 2012, Morris is responsible for the strategic direction of Cigna-HealthSpring and leads integral business units, including business development of new and emerging markets, M&A activity and clinical innovation. Additionally, he oversees marketing, sales and pharmacy activities for Cigna-HealthSpring. Since joining the company in 2005, Morris has served in various leadership roles with the Medicare Advantage plan. Previously, he held executive positions with North American Medical Management, Inc., an independent physician association management company, Manheim, Inc., and Digital Connections. Frank Moser President Aegis Sciences Corp. 515 Great Circle Road Nashville 37228 615.255.2400 aegislabs.com Moser joined Aegis in 1999 as director of sales and marketing. He became a member of the board in 2007, was promoted to vice president of business development in 2008 and named president in 2012. Prior to joining Aegis, Moser was the regional manager for Parfums de Coeur in Nashville. He also has been a member of Leadership Health Care and served on the board of the Sales & Marketing Executives Association in Nashville. Charles P. Mouton, MD Senior VP for Health Affairs & Dean Meharry School of Medicine 1005 Dr. D.B. Todd Jr. Blvd. Nashville 37208 615.327.6204 mmc.edu Mouton began his tenure with Meharry Medical College in 2010. As senior vice president for Health Affairs, he is responsible for overseeing, enhancing and expanding Meharry’s clinical programs. As dean, he serves as chief academic and administrative officer for the School of Medicine. Board certified in family medicine with a certificate of added qualifications in geriatrics, Mouton’s major areas of research are health promotion and disease prevention in minority populations and the elderly, ethnicity and aging, quality end-of-life care, and health services including practice-based research in underserved communities. He previously served as chairman of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Howard University.
Leif Murphy Executive VP & CFO LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.8500 lifepointhospitals.com Murphy joined LifePoint in 2011 as EVP and chief development officer and was named CFO in 2013. He oversees the company’s strategic growth and development efforts to acquire new hospitals, lead in-market growth and development initiatives, and pursue strategic alliances. He also is responsible for all activities related to physician practice management and medical staff development. Previously, he served as president and CEO of DSI Renal and as a senior vice president and treasurer of Caremark. He also held executive positions with Renal Care Group, National Nephrology Associates and HealthSouth. Michael Musick Managing Partner, Assurance Practice BDO USA 414 Union St., Suite 1800 Nashville 37219 615.248.2125 bdo.com A leader in BDO’s healthcare practice, Musick has been a partner with the accounting and professional services giant since 2005. He led the way for the Chicago-based firm to establish a presence in Nashville in 2006 and has significantly grown the local office over the ensuing years. Previously, he served as director of SEC services for Carter, Riggs & Ingram and as a senior manager at Ernst & Young. He has been recognized among “Accounting’s Finest” by the Nashville Post. Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., MD CEO Corizon 105 Westpark Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 800.218.9114 corizonhealth.com Myers was announced as CEO of Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare, in October 2013. Previously, he served as executive vice president and chief medical officer of WellPoint. Prior experience also includes a stint as director of healthcare management for Ford Motor Co. and as health commissioner for the city of New York and state of Indiana. Myers received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Stanford and his medical degree from Harvard. Myers is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Master in the American College of Physicians.
N Michael Neuss, MD CMO Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Henry-Joyce Cancer Clinic 1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 1710 Nashville 37232 615.936.8422 vicc.org A medical oncologist, Neuss was recruited to
Vanderbilt in 2011 to serve in the new position of CMO for VICC’s clinical enterprise. Previously, the Duke-trained physician spent 25 years with Oncology/Hematology Care in Cincinnati. By the time he retired his position as vice president of the group at the end of 2010, the practice had grown from two physicians to 48 oncologists and 300 staff members practicing at 15 locations. Neuss is active with the American Society of Clinical Oncology, chairing the national organization’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative and serving on the Clinical Practice Committee. Linda Norman, DSN, RN Dean & Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing Vanderbilt University School of Nursing 111 Godchaux Hall 461 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37240 615.343.8876 nursing.vanderbilt.edu Norman was named dean of VUSN July 1, 2013. Previously a senior associate dean for Academics, she has spent more than two decades spearheading curricular innovations in blended learning, interprofessional education, quality improvement and distance learning. A popular speaker, Norman is recognized nationally for her work in nursing education. In addition to her role at Vanderbilt, she serves as director of evaluation for the national Investing in Nursing initiative. Norman was named a Fellow of the American of Nursing in 2004.
O Bond Oman CEO OGA 2932 Foster Creighton Road Nashville 37204 615.312.0253 oman-gibson.com Oman has been in the medical real estate business since 1985 and specializes in medical office leasing and investment property. His firm is a national real estate development and project management firm that has properties in 35 states and manages about 100 facilities representing more than five million square feet of medical space in conjunction with the firm’s sister company, Holladay Properties Nashville. In 2009, Oman announced the formation of a new $40 million medical real estate investment fund. He is a member of the Nashville Health Care Council board. Anna-Gene O’Neal CEO Alive Hospice 1718 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.327.1085 alivehospice.org O’Neal joined Alive Hospice as CEO in April 2012. A registered nurse, O’Neal oversees the agency’s hospice care, palliative care and grief support programs in Alive Hospice’s 12-county service area. O’Neal previously served as senior vice president of quality and performance improvement at Brentwood-based Cogent
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Healthcare, the nation’s largest private hospitalist company. In addition to her undergraduate degree, O’Neal earned an MSN in nursing administration and an MBA in organization management from Vanderbilt. Steve Otto CEO TriStar Skyline Medical Center 3441 Dickerson Pike Nashville 37207 615.769.2000 tristarskyline.com Otto has served in a leadership capacity with HCA, TriStar Health System’s parent company, since 1987. In July 2009, he was named CEO of TriStar Skyline, a 213-bed acute care facility, and TriStar Skyline Madison Campus, a 182-bed behavioral health facility. Otto previously served as COO for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital in Las Vegas, CEO for River Park Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn., and COO and CFO for Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Indiana. Charles Overstreet Senior Managing Director FTI Consulting 5310 Maryland Way, Suite 250 Brentwood 37027 615.324.8500 fticonsulting.com Overstreet is a senior managing director in FTI’s Forensic and Litigation Consulting practice. He has assisted numerous healthcare clients in the development and implementation of strategies for improving operations and regulatory compliance and is experienced in managing organizational transition. Prior to his years in advisory services, Overstreet worked at a large academic hospital and an urban community hospital. He also served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. Thomas Ozburn CEO TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center 391 Wallace Road Nashville 37211 615.781.4000 tristarsouthernhills.com Ozburn has been CEO at TriStar’s 126-bed Southern Hills facility since the beginning of 2008. During his tenure, he has overseen renovation and expansion projects on the hospital campus. Prior to his current role, he served as COO for TriStar Summit Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
P John Page COO, Specialty Services Centerstone of Tennessee 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Page is responsible for a wide range of Centerstone services including prevention and education programs; school-based services;
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intensive in-home treatment; residential treatment; early childhood treatment; integrated care for children and adolescents; and the psychosocial life skills development program, as well as specialty services for older adults. He has been with Centerstone since 1992 and previously served as a senior vice president. Page has an undergrad degree in psychology and master’s in social work. He is a licensed advance practice social worker (LAPSW) and is certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Christopher Palombo CEO Dispensary of Hope 566 Mainstream Drive, Suite 150 P.O. Box 281496 Nashville 37228 888.428.4673 dispensaryofhope.org In 2011, Palombo was named CEO of the Dispensary of Hope, a not-for-profit social venture that seeks to provide sustainable access to medication for the uninsured and underinsured. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Palombo had worked as an independent healthcare consultant and an internal program development consultant with Ascension Health. His expertise includes integrating safety net healthcare resources, health system community benefit planning, nonprofit fund development and sustainability planning, and the creation and evaluation of large-scale population health programs. Palombo has a master’s in Healthcare Management from Lindenwood University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Parker Panovec, MD Medical Director Faith Family Medical Clinic 326 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.341.0808 faithmedical.org Panovec became medical director of the safety net clinic at the beginning of 2014. He most recently worked for the Jackson Clinic in Jackson, Tenn. in outpatient medicine and wound care. Previously, the board-certified physician practiced both inpatient and outpatient family medicine at the University of Tennessee. A graduate of Lipscomb University and UT Memphis College of Medicine, his focus is on family medicine. William Pao, MD, PhD Director, Personalized Cancer Medicine Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 661 Preston Research Building 2220 Pierce Ave. Nashville 37232-6307 615.322.4967 vicc.org Recruited to Vanderbilt in 2009 to oversee the academic medical center’s growing personalized cancer medicine program, Pao also was named director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology in 2011. The renowned researcher, who received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and medical and graduate training from Yale, identified EGF receptor mutations in lung cancer as a fellow in the lab of Nobel Prize-winner Harold Varmus, MD. Pao’s landmark work has since been cited more than 1,400 times.
The physician-scientist is also the co-founder, with Mia Levy, MD, of MyCancerGenome. Thanasis Papaioanu Chief Development Officer & EVP of Information & Technology American Pathology Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 400 Brentwood 37027 615.815.5088 ap2.com A co-founder of APP, Papaioanu has 18 years of experience in finance and M&A, as well as laboratory operations. In addition to development, he oversees technology and information flow processes. Prior to APP, Papaioanu was a managing director at Harpeth Capital, LLC. Other experience includes serving as interim CFO of Innovative Pathology Services (now part of Solstas Lab Partners) in Knoxville and as a director at investment banking firms FTN Midwest and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Christopher Parks Founder & Chief Development Officer Change Healthcare Corporation 216 Centerview Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.920.5234 changehealthcare.com Parks, who founded Change Healthcare based on more than 18 years experience in executive roles in various areas of the healthcare industry, is on a mission to change the healthcare landscape by improving information flow and cost transparency. The company is at the vanguard of the healthcare consumerism movement and aims to help self-insured employers, health plans and third-party administrators save money and drive engagement through actionable information provided to the individuals they cover. Parks is also a founding member of JumpStart Foundry, a microfund for emerging companies. His previous experience includes positions with Global Healthcare Exchange, National Seating and Mobility and HealthCare Microsystems. Jeffrey Patton, MD CEO Tennessee Oncology, PLLC 397 Wallace Road, Suite 201 Nashville 37211 615.333.2481 tnoncology.com Patton serves as CEO of Tennessee Oncology, one of the largest community oncology practices in the U.S. The practice is nationally recognized for improving patient outcomes and innovative treatments and is one of the largest physician-owned practices in the country, employing more than 75 physicians in 30 locations throughout Middle Tennessee, Chattanooga, and Northwest Georgia. Patton, who is board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine, has been with the practice since 1997. Previously he was with The Lewis Gale Clinic in Virginia. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship in hematology/ oncology at Wake Forrest. In addition to his administrative duties, Patton sees patients out of the Southern Hills office.
InCharge William Paul, MD Director of Health Metro Public Health Dept. 311 23rd Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.340.5616 health.nashville.gov Board-certified in both internal medicine and infectious diseases, Paul became Nashville’s health director in April 2007. He has been a vocal advocate for curbing obesity rates and improving nutrition and physical activity. Previously, he spent two years at the CDC and nearly 15 years with the Chicago Department of Public Health, where he engineered a response to the 2002 West Nile Virus outbreak. Susan Peach CEO HIghPoint Health System 555 Hartsville Pike Gallatin 37066 615.328.6695 highpointhealthsystem.com Peach, a veteran hospital administrator with more than 30 years of healthcare experience, was named CEO of HighPoint Health System in July 2012. She came to HighPoint from LifePoint’s Hospital Support Center, where she served as chief nursing officer of the Delta Division. In that role Peach provided clinical leadership and oversight for nine LifePoint Hospitals. She received her MBA from Georgia State University and her undergraduate degree in nursing from Clayton College. Joey Peay CEO Murfreesboro Medical Clinic 1272 Garrison Drive Murfreesboro 37129 615.893.4480 mmclinic.com Founded in 1949, MMC is one of the area’s oldest and largest practices. Today, there are nearly 600 associates on staff of the multispecialty practice, which sees more than 30,000 patients a month and includes the SurgiCenter and walk-in clinics. Peay has been at the helm since 2003, overseeing a period of astounding ground and construction of a new facility. He was CFO for four years before that. A CPA, he spent the first 10 years of his career with KPMG. Peay is a certified medical practice executive by the American College of Medical Practice Executives. Jonathan Perlin, MD CMO & President, Clinical and Physician Services Group HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Perlin is responsible for clinical strategy and performance at HCA’s more than 160 hospitals and 800 outpatient centers and physician practices. Before joining HCA in 2006, Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs. As the most senior physician in the federal government and CEO of the Veterans Health Administration, he led the country’s largest integrated health system. He sits on numerous boards including the American
Hospital Association and National Patient Safety Foundation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics. Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD Director Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center 691 Preston Research Building 2220 Pierce Ave. Nashville 37232 615.936.1782 vicc.org A renowned researcher, Pietenpol has led the NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 2007. In 2008, she was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve a six-year term on the 12-member National Cancer Advisory Board of the NIH’s National Cancer Institute. She is widely published and serves as associate editor or on editorial review boards for a number of scientific journals. Previously she served as VICC’s associate director, leading the basic science and translational research programs since 2002, and has been on faculty at Vanderbilt since 1994. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. C. Wright Pinson, MD Deputy Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Vanderbilt University Medical Center CEO Vanderbilt Health Systems 1161 21st Ave. S., D-3300 MCN Nashville 37232 615.343.9324 mc.vanderbilt.edu Pinson wears many hats at Vanderbilt with broad oversight of adult care. Formerly the CMO, Pinson assumed greater leadership responsibilities in 2009 as part of the executive team put in place by Jeff Balser, MD. In addition to his administrative duties, Pinson is a renowned surgical oncologist with a specialty in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and liver transplantation. He is a past president of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association. Pinson has been on faculty at Vanderbilt since 1990. In July 2011, he began a three-year term on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. John Pirolo, MD CMO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com Pirolo has been with Saint Thomas Health for more than two decades. He began working with the health system as a surgeon providing cardiovascular services at Saint Thomas West (formerly Saint Thomas Hospital). As chief medical officer, Pirolo leads the clinical informatics initiatives and is responsible for the overall clinical quality improvement efforts across the health system.
Craig Polkow CFO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284-7847 sainthomashealth.com In August 2012, Polkow took over duties as CFO of the five-hospital health system. Previously, he held both CFO and COO positions with Saint Thomas West and has more than 20 years of progressive management experience in operations and finance. Polkow oversees the direct financial functions for Saint Thomas Health’s hospitals, joint ventures and affiliate relationships. He completed his undergraduate degree and MBA at Indiana University at South Bend and received his public accounting certification in 1990. James E. Pope, MD Senior VP & Chief Science Officer Healthways 701 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.614.4929 healthways.com A cardiologist by training, Pope joined Healthways as CMO in 2003 after 16 years of private practice in Tampa. From 2006-2008, he served as COO before being named chief science officer in 2008. In his current role, he oversees medical and scientific integrity, analytic consultative services, process quality improvements, outcomes and applied research. A past consulting associate in the Department of Medicine, Cardiology Section, at Duke University, he also served on the faculty at Wake Forest’s Bowman Gray School of Medicine. Pope is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Kirk Porter Senior VP Bank of America 414 Union St. Nashville 37219 615.749.3137 bankofamerica.com Porter has been Bank of America’s local healthcare point man since April of 2005. Before that, he served in a similar role at First Tennessee and spent seven years as managing director at US Bank. In his current position, Porter deals specifically with providing capital to healthcare companies. He is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. David Posch CEO Vanderbilt University Hospital & Clinics Executive Director Vanderbilt Medical Group 1301 Medical Center Drive 3812 TVC Nashville 37232-5100 615.343.5013 mc.vanderbilt.edu In September 2011, Posch, who was already serving as CEO of The Vanderbilt Clinic and executive director of Vanderbilt Medical Group, added to his responsibility by taking over chief executive duties of Vanderbilt University Hospital, as well. The umbrella position is the
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first time oversight of VUH and TVC have been combined in a single leadership role since 1995. Prior to Posch’s arrival at Vanderbilt in 1999, he held administrative positions with the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
R Marty Rash Executive Chairman RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net In 2009, Rash co-founded hospital company RegionalCare and then completed a merger with Essent Healthcare in November 2011 to form a seven-hospital system. Today, RegionalCare has eight hospitals in seven states. Previously, Rash was chairman and CEO of Province Healthcare, which he grew to 21 hospitals and took public before selling to LifePoint in 2004 for $1.7 billion. Before Province, he held EVP and COO roles at Community Health Systems. Earlier in his career, Rash served in various administrative roles for community hospitals. He is a past chairman and one of the co-founders of the Federation of American Hospitals and is a past chair of the Nashville Health Care Council. David Reagan, MD, PhD CMO Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway Andrew Johnson Tower Nashville 37243 615.741.3111 health.state.tn.us Reagan was named chief medical officer for the state in late 2011. He serves as an advisor to Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, on health policy, statewide health objectives and priorities, and effectiveness of public health policy. Previously, he was chief of staff for the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Mountain Home, Tenn. and was an associate dean and clinical professor at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at ETSU. Reagan earned his medical degree and his doctorate in organic chemistry from Vanderbilt. He completed a fellowship in clinical epidemiology and infectious disease at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Gregory Reidy CEO UnitedHealthcare Mid-South Health Plan 10 Cadillac Drive, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.372.3622 uhc.com Reidy, who has been with UnitedHealthcare since 1995, is responsible for leading commercial business in Arkansas and Tennessee. Currently, the Mid-South team serves 350,000 commercial members. Reidy started in sales with UnitedHealthcare in New York and then moved into a leadership position as part of the New England Health Plan. He held multiple leadership positions across the Florida markets and then became a regional vice president for the seven plans of the Southeast. He was
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named to his current position in 2009. Cynthia Reisz Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6283 bassberry.com A member of the firm’s healthcare industry and corporate securities practice areas, Reisz represents hospitals, ancillary service providers and large physician groups in transactions and regulatory and operational matters. She is a past chair of the Physician Organizations Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association and was elected to serve on the AHLA board in 2013. She previously served as a board member of the Nashville Health Care Council and is a past chair of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association. Karen Rhea, MD CMO Centerstone of Tennessee 110 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Rhea oversees Centerstone’s medical services staff and manages its psychiatric services throughout Middle Tennessee. Before coming to the behavioral healthcare company, Rhea was a founding partner in the Franklin Children’s Clinic, where she practiced pediatrics. Rhea was elected a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in December 2008 and honored with the 2011 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Clay Richards President naviHealth 10 Cadillac Drive Brentwood 37027 615.577.1900 navihealth.us Partnering with health plans, health systems and post-acute care facilities, naviHealth offers delegated management of post acute care (PAC) services to achieve savings and to help plan members navigate the PAC experience. Richards, who is president of the emerging company, previously served as a vice president and as general counsel for Healthways, Inc. Before joining Healthways, Richards practiced law at Bass, Berry & Sims. Chris Riddle Founder & President ReadyPoint Systems 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 150 Nashville 37215 866.506.1930 readypointsystems.com Established in 2008, Riddle founded ReadyPoint to replace the inefficient paper-based process the vast majority of healthcare facilities use to implement their Incident Command System during exercises and when responding to a real crisis. He has 25 years experience in healthcare safety, security and emergency management. Prior to ReadyPoint, he was chief safety officer for Saint Thomas Health Services. Within the Ascension Health System, he served as chair of
the safety council responsible for developing strategic safety and emergency management initiatives for the largest non-profit healthcare system in the U.S. Hassan Rifaat, MD President Windsor Health Plan, Inc. 7100 Commerce Way, Suite 285 Brentwood 37027 615.782.7800 windsorhealthplan.com In February 2012, Rifaat joined Windsor Health Group, serving as CEO for WHG and president of the company’s Nashville-based Medicare Advantage business, Windsor Health PlanSM, which manages more than 157,000 healthcare customers in 28 states. Rifaat, a graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has more than 25 years of medical and health industry experience. Previously, he was COO of Outcomes Health and also held leadership positions with Coventry Health Care and Humana. Wayne J. Riley, MD Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Management Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management 401 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.322.2534 owen.vanderbilt.edu From January 2007 to June 2013, Riley served as the 10th president and CEO of Meharry Medical College. Previously, he served as vice president and vice dean for Health Affairs and Government Relations and associate professor of Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Riley received his undergraduate degree from Yale, his medical degree from Morehouse, an MBA from Rice and an MPH from Tulane. Riley was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2012. He serves on the board of directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, HCA and Stephen Riven Senior Managing Partner Avondale Partners Two American Center 3102 West End Ave., Suite 1100 Nashville 37203 615.467.3458 avondaleonline.com Senior managing partner in Avondale’s Institutional Sales & Trading/Equities group, Riven previously served as a managing director and member of the board of Equitable Securities Corporation, where he was co-head of Institutional Equity Sales from 1989-2001. For the 23 years prior to that, he was a general partner of the J.C. Bradford Company. He also served as a member of the board of the Equitable Trust Company and presently sits on the board of Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Brian Roark Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.7753 bassberry.com As head of his firm’s Healthcare Fraud Task Force, Roark concentrates his practice on representing healthcare clients facing governmental investigations and related litigation, with a particular focus on matters brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Inspector General. Roark also represents clients in connection with Medicare audits and overpayment disputes and advises clients regarding self-disclosure issues. He is an adjunct professor for Vanderbilt University School of Law where he teaches a course on healthcare fraud and abuse. Heather Rohan President & CEO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Rohan assumed the role as president and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center in December 2012 after serving for seven years as CEO of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla. She has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in both administrative and clinical areas within HCA. Prior to serving as CEO of Aventura, she held other CEO posts in Florida at Palms West Hospital and Pompano Beach Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Dawn Rudolph Chief Experience Officer Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com Rudolph stepped in her new role in July 2013 and is focused on ensuring a high-quality patient, physician and family experience aligns across the entire system. She joined Saint Thomas Health in November 2010, serving as president and CEO of Saint Thomas West. Previously, she served as CEO of St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind. She began her healthcare career at St. Joseph’s in 1990, advancing from a project coordinator to ever-increasing roles of responsibility within the Lutheran Health Network. A diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Rudolph has been named one of the “291 Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” and one of the “56 Women Hospital and Healthcare Leaders to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review and is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
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HEALTHCARE Margaret Rush, MD Chief of Staff Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way Nashville 37232 615.936.1000 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org
Rush, a neonatologist and professor of clinical pediatrics, has served in the senior administrative role of chief of staff for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt since 2007. She assists in the development and implementation of clinical operations and practice standards, as well as providing oversight of medical staff governance together with the pediatrician-in-chief and surgeon-in chief. She joined the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1990. Rush is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. William Rutherford Executive VP & CFO HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Rutherford stepped into the role of CFO for healthcare services giant HCA on Jan. 1, 2014 as part of the executive transition that saw his predecessor, Milton Johnson, move from president and CFO to president and CEO. Rutherford has management responsibility for the company’s Treasury Department, Office of the Controller, Information Technology, Government Programs, and Strategic Resource Group. A 24-year HCA veteran, Rutherford served as COO of HCA’s Physician Services Group immediately prior to his new role. He joined the company in 1986 as a staff auditor. Rutherford briefly left HCA in 2005 to launch his own training and education company, returning in late 2008.
S Mike Schatzlein, MD President & CEO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284.7847 saintthomashealth.com Schatzlein, a cardiac surgeon, was tapped in 2010 by Ascension Health to lead Saint Thomas Health. He also serves as Ascension’s Ministry Market Leader for Nashville and Birmingham. Previously, he was president and CEO for the eight-facility Lutheran Health Network based in Indiana. He also served as CEO of Lutheran’s St. Joseph and Dupont hospitals. Before moving into administration, Schatzlein was chief of transplantation at Lutheran Hospital and was a founder of the Northern Indiana Heart Institute. In July 2011, he began a three-year term on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council.
Rachel Seifert Executive VP, Secretary & General Counsel Community Health Systems 400 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Seifert is responsible for the legal aspects of a variety of areas within the company, including acquisitions/development, SEC and corporate governance, and litigation and management of the legal department. Prior to joining CHS in 1998, she was with Columbia/HCA, where she served as VP and associate general counsel. Before that, she was in private law practice in Dallas. Jeff Seraphine President, Eastern Group LifePoint Hospitals 103 Powell Court, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.327.8500 lifepointhospitals.com As head of the Eastern Group for LifePoint, Seraphine oversees 17 hospitals in Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and Michigan, including those that are part of the Duke LifePoint collaborative. Seraphine joined LifePoint’s corporate team in 2009 as COO of the Delta Division. Previous experience includes serving as CEO of Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a LifePoint facility in Kentucky. He is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Bernie Sherry President & CEO Nashville Inpatient Operations Saint Thomas Health 2000 Church St. Nashville 37236 615.284.5555 saintthomashealth.com Sherry began his new role overseeing operations at both Saint Thomas Midtown and Saint Thomas West in July 2013. He originally joined Saint Thomas Health in 2000 as vice president of managed care. Since 2003, he had served as president and CEO of Saint Thomas Midtown (formerly Baptist Hospital) where he was responsible for leading the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee with 683 licensed beds and nearly 2,000 associates. Prior to joining Saint Thomas Health, Sherry worked at the Greenville University Hospital System, a 1,100-bed multi-hospital system located in Greenville, S.C. His is a diplomat of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Divya Shroff, MD CMO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com Shroff joined TriStar Centennial Medical Center as chief medical officer in December 2013. In this new role, Shroff is responsible for overseeing medical affairs and providing strategic leadership to TriStar Centennial’s more than 1,000 physicians. She will play a
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significant role in improving quality and patient outcomes in partnership with the physicians, as well as be instrumental in policy development, support and implementation of national and facility-specific quality initiatives. Shroff is board certified in internal medicine. Prior to joining TriStar Centennial, she served as the chief clinical transformation officer and vice president in the clinical services group for HCA. Rhonda Sides Principal – Healthcare Services Crosslin & Associates, P.C. The Astoria 3803 Bedford Ave., Suite 103 Nashville 37215 615.320.5500 crosslinpc.com Sides is principal for healthcare services, forensic/valuation and litigation support services for Crosslin & Associates and for subsidiary company STAT Solutions. For two decades, she has specialized in business valuation, financial fraud, and physician practice management issues including compliance, compensation, practice valuations, and financial feasibility issues. A CPA, Sides has co-authored two books, contributed articles to a number of publications, and is often called upon to lecture nationally in her areas of expertise. She is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and a past president of the Tennessee Healthcare Executives Association. Sides is also a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Saurabh Sinha Co-founder, President & CEO emids Technologies 520 Royal Parkway Nashville 37214 615.332.7701 emids.com As co-founder and CEO of the healthcare IT company, Sinha has led emids to several awards including recognition in BusinessTN’s “Hot 100” and the Nashville Chamber’s “Future 50.” He focuses on the company’s global delivery capabilities with an emphasis on service. His previous experiences include successful years at Wipro, Nokia and Northern Telecom. He is a board member of the Nashville Technology Council and is actively involved in a number of community and professional organizations. Chapman Sledge, MD CMO Cumberland Heights P.O. Box 90727 Nashville 37209 615.352.1757 cumberlandheights.org Sledge was named chief medical officer for Cumberland Heights in 2009. Previously, he was medical director of addiction treatment at Pine Grove Behavioral Health in Hattiesburg, Miss. Sledge is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and has served in various leadership capacities from council chair to board of directors. In 2009, he was among the first class of physicians to receive certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. A graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Sledge is a regular speaker at conferences around the nation.
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HEALTHCARE Micki Slingerland COO TriStar Centennial Medical Center 2300 Patterson St. Nashville 37203 615.342.1000 tristarcentennial.com
Slingerland has worked at HCA for more than 30 years, the past 15 at TriStar Centennial Medical Center, where he was named COO in 2006 and served as CFO for 10 years before that. He has also served as CFO for Indian Path Medical Center in Kingsport, vice president of finance for Pocono Medical Center in Pennsylvania, and director of finance at Richmond Community Hospital in Virginia. Dan Slipkovich Co-founder, Chairman & CEO Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Slipkovich co-founded Capella Healthcare with Tom Anderson in 2005. As CEO, he oversees the company’s strategies, operations, finances and corporate governance. Formerly, he was president and COO of Province Healthcare, where he oversaw operations of 21 non-urban hospitals. He began his career as a hospital CFO for HCA and eventually became corporate senior VP. Slipkovich was instrumental in the LifePoint spin-off from HCA, then joining LifePoint as division president. He is a member of the board of directors for the Federation of American Hospitals. Active in the community, Slipkovich was one of the region’s first recipients of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award and is a past president of the Nashville Ballet. Andrew Smith CEO Brookdale Senior Living 111 Westwood Place Brentwood 37027 615.221.2250 brookdaleliving.com Smith became chief executive officer of the senior living solutions firm in February 2013. Prior to that he served as Brookdale’s executive VP, general counsel, and secretary since 2006. From 1985 to 2006, Smith was with Bass, Berry & Sims PLC and was a member of the firm’s corporate and securities group and served as chair of the firm’s healthcare group. A graduate of Vanderbilt, he earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University. Brad Smith CEO & Co-founder Aspire Health 5115 Maryland Way Brentwood 37027 615.377.0770 aspirehealthcare.com Launched in 2013, Aspire Health is a palliative medicine company that works with a network of providers and clinics to support patients facing serious illness by addressing symptoms and pain, helping patients and caregivers navigate the complex healthcare system and providing emotional and spiritual support. Smith was most
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recently chief-of-staff at the Tennessee Department of Economic Development and before that served as executive director of Tennessee SCORE. Smith, who cofounded the company with Dr. Bill Frist, is a Harvard graduate and received a M.Phil from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Dee Anna Smith CEO Sarah Cannon 3322 West End Ave., Suite 900 Nashville 37203 615.329.7274 sarahcannon.com Smith is responsible for carrying out the overall strategic mission and vision of Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA). Under her leadership, the company provides a full suite of integrated cancer services, including clinical research through Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI). Smith joined SCRI in 2005 as CIO and also served as president of SCRI Services, leading the development of the division’s corporate strategy and vision. Prior to joining SCRI, Smith served as CEO of Summit Research Solutions, a multi-specialty organization that she co-founded in 1996 and that was acquired by SCRI in 2005. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree and a current board member of the Nashville Health Care Council, PearlPoint Cancer Support, and Evolve Women. Marty Smith President, Division III Operations Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net With 20 years of healthcare experience, Smith is primarily responsible for facilities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Tennessee. He joined CHS in 1998 as a hospital CEO in Cleveland, Tenn. In 2003, he was promoted to CEO of a medical center in Pennsylvania. Prior to CHS, he worked from 1992 to 1998 in various administrative positions for Health Management Associates in Alabama, Florida and Oklahoma. Rich Smith Co-founder & President eDoc4u 3212 West End Ave, Suite 403 Nashville 37203 615.269.5710 edoc4u.com Smith joined eDoc4U in 2002 to launch commercial business operations in healthcare employer and provider markets. Over the past 10 years, he has managed eDoc4u’s growth as a leading provider of medical web services. Smith brings to the company more than 30 years of executive experience in international IT and healthcare companies. Wayne Smith Chairman, President & CEO Community Health Systems 4000 Meridian Blvd. Franklin 37067 615.465.7000 chs.net Since Smith came on board in 1997, CHS has seen net revenues grow from just under $750
million to over $13 billion. He is nationally recognized as a healthcare leader with 35 years of executive level experience in the industry. Prior to joining CHS, Smith was with Humana Inc., where he held a variety of senior management positions, including president and COO. He has been selected by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the “100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare” for 12 years running. Smith currently serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council and is a past board chair. Bill Southwick President & CEO ReDoc Software 12 Cadillac Drive, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 888.401.4400 redocsoftware.com In 2012, Southwick was named president & CEO for ReDoc, a HIT firm focused on therapy documentation and management solutions. Previously, he was president & CEO of ambulatory surgery center operator HealthMark Partners, which tripled in size under Southwick’s leadership and was then acquired by United Surgical Partners International. After the sale, Southwick served as president of USPI’s HealthMark Division and as president of United Anesthesia Partners, a wholly owned subsidiary of USPI. Involved in healthcare policy and data analytics, Southwick has served on a number of boards for public and private entities. Joseph A. Sowell, III Senior VP & Chief Development Officer HCA Inc. One Park Plaza Nashville 37203 615.344.9551 hcahealthcare.com Sowell was named to his post with HCA on Dec. 1, 2009. He is responsible for all activities related to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures for the hospital company, which operates more than 160 hospitals and 113 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 states and England. Previously, he was a partner at Waller, where he co-managed the firm’s corporate and commercial transactions group. Teresa Sparks Senior VP & CFO Symbion Healthcare 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.234.5900 symbion.com Sparks was named senior VP and CFO in August 2007. She previously served as corporate controller from the company’s inception and was named VP in December 2002. Prior to joining Symbion, she served as assistant controller for HealthWise of America, a managed care organization, and senior healthcare auditor for Deloitte & Touche in Nashville. Karen Springer COO Saint Thomas Health 102 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 800 Nashville 37205 615.284-7847 saintthomashealth.com Springer joined Saint Thomas Health in March
InCharge 2011 with oversight of operations for the system, which is part of Ascension Health. Previously, she was COO/EVP of Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne, a position she held since 2007. As COO of Lutheran Hospital, Springer oversaw the operations of the acute care hospital, as well as providing key leadership to 16 divisions including emergency care and all ancillary and support services. Greg Spurlock President US Radiosurgery, A Division of Alliance Oncology 40 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 220 Nashville 37215 615.263.7888 usradiosurgery.com Spurlock originally joined Alliance Oncology as vice president of Business Development in 2011, as part of the company’s acquisition of US Radiosurgery. Today his role is to oversee all aspects of Alliance Oncology’s stereotactic radiosurgery facilities and radiation therapy centers. Spurlock’s entire career has focused on ancillary services, physician relationships and facility planning. Previously, Spurlock served as EVP of NeoSpine. After relocating from Los Angeles to Nashville in 2000, he served as executive director of Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance followed by a stint as CEO of Imaging One. Steve Starkey President & COO HMS – Healthcare Management Systems 6550 Carothers Parkway, Suite 100 Franklin 37067 615.761.1000 hmstn.com
William Stead, MD Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Chief Strategy & Information Officer Vanderbilt University Medical Center D-3300, MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.1424 mc.vanderbilt.edu Vanderbilt’s biomedical informatics leader, Stead is crafting systems to fundamentally change the way communication and care are delivered to increase effectiveness, efficiency and outcomes. He is a founding Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, founding editor-inchief of the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association and past president of the organization, past chair of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine, a presidential appointee to the Commission on Systemic Interoperability and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. He was instrumental, while at Duke, in crafting one of the first practical electronic medical record systems. Tom Stephenson President & COO Amplion Clinical Communications 632 Melrose Ave. Nashville 37211 615.843.9000 amplionalert.com Stephenson joined the executive leadership team at Amplion in September 2012. Prior to
Starkey, a founding programmer of the HMS system, was named president and COO of the company in 2012. He left the clinical and financial hospital technology solutions company to work in executive HIT roles for Community Health Systems and Ardent Health (formerly Behavioral Healthcare Corporation) before rejoining HMS in 2005 as a vice president. In late 2007, he was named chief operating officer and took on his current role after the departure of Tom Stephenson in the spring of 2012.
that, he spent 25 years at HMS, the Nashvillebased provider of information systems to more than 700 hospitals nationwide. During his tenure with HMS, Stephenson rose from programmer to president and CEO. He is a past board member of both the Nashville Health Care Council and the Nashville Technology Council. Mike Stoll CEO The Little Clinic 2620 Elm Hill Pike Nashville 37214 615.425.4200 thelittleclinic.com In April 2010, Stoll was named CEO of The Little Clinic, the Nashville-based subsidiary of Kroger Co. Prior to his appointment to oversee operations of the walk-in clinics, he spent 34 years with the grocery chain, most recently as VP of corporate benefits at the company’s Cincinnati headquarters. In that role, he played a key part of developing the healthcare strategy and pension plan for Kroger’s large workforce. Phil Suiter President & CEO Artemis 100 Winners Circle, Suite 450 Brentwood 37027 615.777.2727 artemisobgyn.com A successful entrepreneur and investor, Suiter has more than 25 years of experience founding, leading and growing healthcare and information technology businesses. Before joining Artemis, a
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Tom Starling President & CEO Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee 295 Plus Park Blvd., Suite 201 Nashville 37217 615.269.5355 ichope.com Starling is a veteran at leading health-related nonprofits in Middle Tennessee. Since 2009, he has directed efforts at Mental Health America, which provides a range of mental health resources including suicide prevention, Alzheimer’s caregiver support, professional CEUs, advocacy and community education. Starling holds degrees in ethics, theology and educational administration. His previous experience includes serving as VP of Operations for HEOPS Inc. and management roles with United Way and the Alzheimer’s Association.
of Kraft Healthcare Consulting, LLC on being named to the Nashville Medical News InCharge Healthcare list Scott Mertie, CHFP, FHFMA
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tech solutions company specific to the OB/GYN space, he was president and CEO of Transaction Tracking Technologies, a privately held transaction processor. Healthcare businesses Suiter has founded or led include Gordian Health Solutions (now Onlife Health), Stinger Medical, NotifyMD, and Medical Properties of America. He also has held leadership roles at Vanderbilt University including director of strategic projects for VUMC’s Department of Medicine. Riley Sweat Managing Director & Head of Health Care Investment Banking Raymond James & Associates 2525 West End Ave., Suite 925 Nashville 37203 615.321.8075 raymondjames.com Sweat joined Raymond James & Associates in 2001. From 1989 until 2001, he served as managing director and head of healthcare investment banking for SunTrust Equitable Securities. Prior to that, he spent five years working for First Union Bank, where he was involved primarily in mergers and acquisitions.
T Cathy Taylor, DrPH Dean Belmont University Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing 1900 Belmont Blvd. Nashville 37212 615.460.6000 belmont.edu/healthsciences Taylor joined Belmont as dean of the Health Sciences College in February 2012 and previously served as assistant commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Services Administration with responsibility for 89 rural and six metropolitan county health departments and 13 regional offices. As a consultant to China’s Ministry of Health, she contributed to the re-design of China’s rural healthcare delivery system. She also has served as an assistant professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. Taylor holds a doctor of Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Chris Taylor CFO & Interim CEO Parallon 6640 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.807.8000 parallon.com Taylor, who was named interim CEO in November 2013, brings more than 30 years industry experience to his role in leading one of healthcare’s premier providers of business and operational services. He was already serving as Parallon’s CFO when asked to take on the additional role. Previously, he served as chief financial officer for HCA’s TriStar Division with strategic and operational oversight of 18 hospitals. He is on the board of the American Red Cross and United Way and is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Federation of American Hospitals.
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He is a graduate of the inaugural class of the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Initiative. Jerry Taylor Member Stites & Harbison, PLLC 401 Commerce St., Suite 800 Nashville 37219 615.782.2228 stites.com Taylor, a veteran healthcare regulatory attorney joined Stites & Harbison’s healthcare service group in early 2013. Previously, he was with Farris Bobango. Taylor was an assistant state attorney general from 1987 to 1992 and general counsel to the Tennessee Health Facilities Commission from 1992 to 1994. Taylor also is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Curt Thorne President & CEO MedSolutions 730 Cool Springs Blvd., Suite 800 Franklin 37067 615.468.0600 medsolutions.com Thorne joined MedSolutions in 1998 and has led efforts by the company to deliver a diversified portfolio of medical cost management products and services to eliminate inconsistent care and waste while improving patient outcomes. In his role, he oversees corporate strategy, operations, business development, and creating a culture to attract and retain top talent to the company of 1,200 employees. Prior to MedSolutions, Thorne was president and COO of a California-based specialty physician management company. He also served in senior management positions with Aetna Healthplans, The Travelers and Cigna. For each of these managed care companies, Thorne led the development and operation of nationwide pharmacy benefit management companies. Alex Tolbert Founder &CEO Bernard Health 1900 Church St. Nashville 37203 615.528.3399 bernardhealth.com Tolbert founded the country’s first independent healthcare retail store dedicated to offering noncommissioned advice on health insurance to employers and individuals. Tolbert and his team of retail advisors are experts in health savings accounts, health reimbursement arrangements, consumer-driven healthcare, employer health strategies, Web-based benefits administration and retail-based health insurance advisory. A graduate of the Wharton School, he also holds an MBA and law degree from Vanderbilt. Byron Trauger Partner Trauger & Tuke 222 Fourth Ave. N. Nashville 37219 615.256.8585 tntlaw.net A large portion of Trauger’s practice focuses on advising healthcare entities on strategic and regulatory issues. He has chaired a Tennessee
gubernatorial campaign and two Nashville mayoral campaigns. A Rhodes scholar and Yale Law School graduate, Trauger also has extensive business experience, having chaired the board of publicly-traded managed care insurer Coventry Health Care and serving on the boards of privately held healthcare and technology companies. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, the Tennessee Bar Foundation, and the Nashville Bar Foundation. Robert Tuke Partner Trauger & Tuke 222 Fourth Ave. N. Nashville 37219 615.256.8585 tntlaw.net Tuke represents Meharry Medical College and has written numerous articles on ethics, healthcare and adoption law. A graduate of and adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Tuke was a principal draftsman of Tennessee’s revised Adoption Code. Tuke has also served as counsel in many tax-exempt finance transactions and as lead counsel in numerous M&A transactions. He served a term as chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party, ran for U.S. Senate and has a leadership role in numerous nonprofit organizations in Nashville. Tuke is a Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation and the Nashville Bar Foundation. He is listed in Best Lawyers. Buddy Turner President & CEO Behavioral Centers of America 3100 West End Ave., Suite 1000 Nashville 37203 615.463.3200 bca-corp.com Turner, who was named CEO of Behavioral Centers of America in April 2011, has more than 15 years healthcare management experience in both the non-profit and proprietary sectors of behavioral health. Prior to joining the company in 2008 as a senior VP, he served as a divisional VP with Universal Health Services with oversight of residential treatment facilities in four states including Tennessee. He also held executive positions with Keystone Education and Youth Services, Children’s Comprehensive Services and Acute Care Psychiatric Hospital.
V Mary Layne Van Cleave Executive VP & COO Tennessee Hospital Association 5201 Virginia Way Brentwood 37027 615.256.8240 tha.com Van Cleave joined the THA in 1996 and was named chief operating officer in 2007. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations at THA, she also serves as executive vice president for THA Information Services, which provides data to members for planning and evaluation. The department also has oversight of the THA Health Information Network, which was formed in 2000 to assist member hospitals in meeting reporting requirements mandated by state and federal law.
InCharge Larry Van Horn Associate Professor of Management Executive Director of Health Affairs Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management 401 21st Ave. S. Nashville 37203 615.322.6046 owen.vanderbilt.edu A leading expert and researcher on healthcare management and economics, Van Horn co-leads the Nashville Health Care Council Fellows program with Senator Bill Frist, MD, in addition to working with his students at Owen. A prolific researcher, Van Horn’s interests include nonprofit conduct, governance and objectives in healthcare markets and the measurement of healthcare outcomes and productivity. His research has appeared in leading academic journals from the Journal of Health Economics to the Harvard Business Review. He has also conducted industry research for organizations including the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. David Vandewater President & CEO Ardent Health Services One Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 250 Nashville 37215 615.296.3000 ardenthealth.com Vandewater has more than three decade’s experience in healthcare management. He joined the company as chairman of Behavioral Health Corporation, Ardent’s predecessor, in early 2001. Later that same year, he was named he was appointed president and CEO and expanded the company’s focus to include acute care hospitals and health systems. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Columbia/HCA. During his tenure the company grew to $20 billion in annual revenues. Vandewater is a past chair of the Federation of American Hospitals. Doug Varney Commissioner Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Andrew Jackson Building, Sixth Floor 500 Deaderick St. Nashville 37243 615.532.6500 tn.gov/mental Varney was named commissioner of the Department of Mental Health under Governor Bill Haslam in January 2011. Prior to the appointment, Varney was president and CEO of Frontier Health, working his way to the executive post from positions as a psychological examiner, counselor and therapist. Varney is an adjunct professor at East Tennessee State University. He was past president of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations.
Robert N. Vero, EdD CEO Centerstone of Tennessee 1101 Sixth Ave. N. Nashville 37208 615.463.6600 centerstone.org Vero serves as CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee and has worked in private and communitybased behavioral healthcare since 1976. He also has worked as a psychological consultant to the Nebraska State Highway Patrol and the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department and is a two-time winner of the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organization’s Volunteer Leadership Award. Vero is the 2014 president of the board of directors for TAMHO. John Voigt Member Sherrard & Roe, PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 1100 Nashville 37201 615.742.4200 sherrardroe.com Voigt heads Sherrard & Roe’s healthcare practice and has broad experience across a spectrum of legal issues ranging from regulatory compliance to hospital-physician integration to mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the executive council of the Health Law Section of the Tennessee Bar Association, a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, a past chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Health Law Forum, and a former officer of Friends in General, the support foundation for Metro General Hospital. His work in health law has been recognized by a number of publications including MartindaleHubbell, Chambers USA and “Guide to Leading U.S. Healthcare Lawyers.”
W Steve Wade CEO Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance 301 21st Ave. N. Nashville 37203 615.329.6600 toa.com Wade has led the administrative side of TOA since 2003. He has been managing large physician practices and practice management systems for close to two decades. Prior to joining TOA, he worked as an administrator in the outpatient psychiatric field and was a market manager for HCA Physician Services. He also served as president of EnableComp, a worker’s compensation revenue cycle management firm based in Franklin. He is an MGMA-certified medical practice executive. Mark Wainner VP Financial Operations AmSurg Corporation 20 Burton Hills Blvd., Suite 500 Nashville 37215 615.665.1283 amsurg.com Wainner, a 15-year AmSurg veteran, has held a management posts covering business development, center operations and profit and loss responsibilities. His current position
encompasses managed care contracting, revenue management and materials management. AmSurg acquires, develops and operates more than 235 ambulatory surgery centers in partnership with physicians in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Wainner serves on the board of Leadership Health Care and is a past board chair. Hays Waldrop Founder & President Institute of Healthcare Executives & Suppliers 101 Hampstead Lane Franklin 37069 615.794.2501 ihesllc.com Waldrop founded the Institute of Healthcare Executives and Suppliers and the Council of Supply Chain Executives in 2002 to serve as an educational platform for corporations to test ideas and strategies and to allow facilitated access to leading hospital executives. The organizations currently work with more than 115 hospital CEOs and 50 leading healthcare corporations. Involved in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years, Waldrop is a member of Leadership Health Care and the American College of Healthcare Executives. Kent Wallace CEO RegionalCare Hospital Partners 103 Continental Place, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.844.9800 regionalcare.net Wallace joined RegionalCare in early 2013 as CEO and also has a seat on the company’s board. Since 2005, he had served as president and COO of Vanguard Health Systems, which was purchased by Dallas-based Tenet in the fourth quarter of 2013. Previously, Wallace spent three years as market president for Vanguard’s Texas Region, including five acute care hospitals and other related healthcare services. Prior to Vanguard, he was group president for Province Healthcare, Columbia/HCA and HealthTrust. Wallace has more than 25 years of healthcare operations experience. Leigh Walton Member Bass, Berry & Sims PLC 150 Third Ave. S., Suite 2800 Nashville 37201 615.742.6201 bassberry.com A former co-chair of the firm’s Healthcare Practice, Walton’s expertise includes the areas of M&A, hospital syndications, regulatory compliance and collaborative business agreements. She led Bass, Berry & Sims’ healthcare regulatory team representing HCA in its 2006 sale to private equity buyers and in the company’s public offering completed in March 2011. Walton is an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University School of Law, her alma mater, and is a past chair of the M&A committee of the American Bar Association. She also has held leadership positions with American Health Lawyers Association and is a past board member for the Nashville Health Care Council. Walton has won numerous regional and national accolades and was a 2010 Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
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HEALTHCARE Ming Wang, MD, PhD Founder Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center 1801 West End Ave., Suite 1150 Nashville 37203 615.321.8881 wangvisioninstitute.com
One of Nashville’s most visible healthcare entrepreneurs, Wang was among the first doctors in the United States to specialize in bladeless LASIK technology. A Harvard and MIT graduate, he is one of the few eye surgeons to hold both a medical degree and a doctorate in laser physics. Wang is widely published, holds several patents for biotechnology vision innovations and heavily participates in ophthalmic research. He is also involved in expanding healthcare options in his native China and is the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Wang is founder and chairman of the Wang Foundation for Sight Restoration, a nonprofit organization that provides financial support for patients to undergo surgeries to restore vision. Denise W. Warren Senior VP & CFO Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Warren has more than 30 years of diverse financial experience including serving as a senior equity analyst and research director for Avondale Partners LLC and Merrill Lynch in New York where she was named to the “Wall Street Journal All-Star Research Team.” She was also CFO for Gaylord Entertainment Company. In 2009, Warren was honored as “CFO of the Year” in the category of large, private companies by the Nashville Business Journal and was named a 2011 “Woman to Watch” by Nashville Medical News. She serves on the Federation of American Hospitals Board of Governors and on the American Heart Association’s Middle Tennessee Chapter Board of Directors and was 2011 chair for the Go Red for Women Campaign. Alan Watson CEO Maury Regional Medical Center 1224 Trotwood Ave. Columbia 38401 931.381.1111 mauryregional.com Watson, who joined Maury Regional in February 2010 as COO, became CEO of the 275-bed facility n 2012 upon the retirement of Robert Otwell. Watson has 30 years of healthcare experience including prior experience as CEO with Mercy Health Partners and as CEO to several community hospitals in Tennessee including Cleveland Community Hospital and Bradley Memorial Hospital.
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Jennifer Weaver Partner Waller 511 Union St., Suite 2700 Nashville 37219 615.850.8116 wallerlaw.com Weaver serves as group leader for government investigations. A skilled litigator, she works with providers responding to charges by government agencies and regulators, especially in matters involving the False Claims Act. She also works closely with clients on compliance issues, conducting internal audits, and defense of civil and criminal government investigations. She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. Don Webb CEO Williamson Medical Center 4321 Carothers Parkway Franklin 37067 615.435.5000 williamsonmedicalcenter.org After serving 16 years as the medical center’s chief financial officer, Webb was named to the top spot in July 2012 following the retirement of Dennis Miller. A certified public accountant, Webb is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and serves as a member of the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy and the Tennessee Chapter of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Steven Webber, MBChB, MRCP Chair, Department of Pediatrics Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 2200 Children’s Way, Suite 2407 Nashville 37232-9900 615.322.3377 childrenshospital.vanderbilt.org Webber joined the faculty as the James C. Overall Professor and pediatrician-in-chief in August 2012. After a national search, he came to Nashville from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and affiliated children’s hospital where he led the pediatric cardiology program and was medical director of the Pediatric Heart and Heart-Lung Transplant Program. Webber received his medical degree and residency training in the United Kingdom and completed additional training at Duke, the University of British Columbia Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dean Weiland President & CEO Cogent Healthcare 5410 Maryland Way, Suite 300 Brentwood 37027 615.377.5600 cogenthmg.com Weiland was named president and CEO at Cogent in July 2013. A Nashville healthcare veteran, Weiland previously founded and served as COO of Renal Advantage, Inc., the third largest dialysis company in the U.S., and led the company’s merger with Liberty Dialysis and later with Fresenius Medical Care. Earlier in his career, he also held executive roles with The Work Institute, Aladdin Industries, MedStat and Baxter Healthcare.
Phil Wenk, DDS President & CEO Delta Dental of Tennessee 240 Venture Circle Nashville 37228 800.223.3104 deltadentaltn.com Wenk joined Delta Dental as COO in March 1997 and was promoted to his current position as president and CEO in January 2000. He has oversight of the largest independent dental insurance provider in the state with more than 2,000 employer groups representing in excess of 1.5 million Tennesseans. Prior to his role at Delta, Wenk spent 20 years as a practicing dentist in Clinton, Tenn. and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is active in the community, serving in the past as board president for the American Cancer Society and currently sitting on the board for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Susan Wente, PhD Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Senior Associate Dean, Biomedical Sciences Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 1161 21st Ave. S. D-3300, MCN Nashville 37232 615.936.3455 medschool.vanderbilt.edu A noted cell biologist, Wente was recruited to Vanderbilt from Washington University in 2002 as a professor and chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. During her tenure, the department’s extramural research grant portfolio increased by more than 70 percent and the number of graduate students nearly doubled. In 2010, Wente was tapped to take a greater leadership role in research and biomedical sciences. In her current position, she works with faculty to enhance and nurture Vanderbilt’s rapidly growing research enterprise, while continuing her own research and teaching duties. Jeff Whitehorn CEO TriStar Summit Medical Center 5655 Frist Blvd. Hermitage 37076 615.316.3000 tristarsummit.com Whitehorn has led TriStar Summit Medical Center since June 2003. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served in the same position for TriStar Southern Hills Medical Center. A CPA and Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, he joined HCA in 1992. In addition to leading the two TriStar facilities, Whitehorn also served as CEO for two HCA hospitals in Georgia earlier in his career. A civic leader, he is extremely active in the DonelsonHermitage community and has served on numerous boards.
InCharge Carl Whitmer President & CEO IASIS Healthcare Corp. 117 Seaboard Lane, Bldg. E Franklin 37067 615.844.2747 iasishealthcare.com When Whitmer became president and CEO in 2010, he brought with him more than two decades of leadership and management experience in healthcare. He joined IASIS in 2000, soon after its founding, as vice president and treasurer, then rose to CFO as the company experienced substantial growth in acute care operations and expanded managed care operations. Prior to IASIS, Whitmer held CFO, VP of finance and treasurer positions at PhyCor, a physician practice and IPA management company. Mike Wiechart Senior VP & COO Capella Healthcare 501 Corporate Centre Drive, Suite 200 Franklin 37067 615.764.3000 capellahealthcare.com Wiechart leads all of Capella’s operations, including hospital operations, quality improvement, supply chain, revenue cycle, managed care operations, and labor productivity initiatives. His duties also include involvement in mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Capella in 2009, he held senior leadership positions with LifePoint Hospitals and was one of the company’s founding employees. After working in finance and operations for HCA, Wiechart became VP of operations for Province Healthcare before moving to LifePoint. He was the 2013 board chair for the United Way of Williamson County. Brian R. Wiese Partner KPMG LLP 401 Commerce St., Suite 1000 Nashville 37219 615.248.5645 kpmg.com With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, Wiese is partner-in-charge of KPMG’s Tennessee healthcare practice. He works with nonprofit and for-profit providers and payers including academic medical centers, health systems, hospitals, managed care organizations, renal dialysis companies and others in Tennessee and nationally. He’s a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and has served three terms on the Nashville Health Care Council board. Ellyn Wilbur Executive Director Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations 42 Rutledge St. Nashville 37210-2043 615.244.2220 tamho.org In 2011, TAMHO promoted Wilbur, who served as the organization’s director of Policy and Advocacy, to the top staff spot. She previously held management positions with Magellan Health Services in Nashville and Case Manage-
ment, Inc. in Memphis. TAMHO is a statewide trade association representing community mental health centers and other not-for-profit corporations that provide community-based behavioral health services. Andrea Willis, MD CMO BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee 1 Cameron Hill Circle Chattanooga 37402 423.535.5600 bcbst.com In the fall of 2013, Willis was promoted to the position of chief medical officer and vice president to lead health programs for the company’s more than 3 million members with a focus on clinical quality, optimizing care and overall medical management. Willis previously served as medical director of the BlueCross CHOICES Long Term Services and Supports Program. Prior to that position, she was medical director for BlueCaresm and CoverTennessee, as well as director of CoverKids. Before joining BlueCross, Willis was deputy commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and holds a master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins. She earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Morgan Wills, MD President & CEO Siloam Family Health Center 820 Gale Lane Nashville 37204 615.298.5406 siloamhealth.org Wills was tapped to lead Siloam when long-time president and CEO Nancy West retired on Sept. 1, 2013. Wills had been a practitioner at the nonprofit safety net health clinic since 2000, serving as the sole staff physician for the first five years. In 2011, Wills founded the Siloam Institute of Faith, Health and Culture as an educational initiative of the health center, which has a mission of bridging the gap among the faith community, the medically underserved and academic medicine. Wills is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and recently earned his master’s degree in theological studies. Blake Wilson VP & Division Head of TMA Banking INSBANK 2106 Crestmoor Rd. Nashville 37215 615.515.4272 insbanktn.com tmamedicalbanking.com In 2013, INSBANK and the Tennessee Medical Association teamed up to create TMA Medical Banking with dedicated services to meet medical practice needs including customized financing solutions for working capital, medical equipment and facilities, and practice acquisitions, as well as customary banking products and services. Wilson was selected to oversee this strategic partnership in July 2013. Wilson, who joined INSBANK in 2008 as a commercial credit analyst, served as assistant VP and relationship manager immediately prior to taking on his new role.
Bryant C. Witt Of Counsel Hall Booth Smith P.C. 611 Commerce St., Suite 3000 Nashville 37203 615.277.5002 hallboothsmith.com Witt has extensive experience in all aspects of the representation of hospitals, physicians and other healthcare organizations. He also handles complex regulatory issues. Witt has substantial trial experience defending healthcare entities in professional liability matters and business litigation. Witt is a member of the American Health Lawyer’s Association and the Health Law Sections of the Tennessee and Nashville Bar Associations. Pamela Womack CEO & COO Mental Health Cooperative 275 Cumberland Bend Nashville 37228 615.726.3340 mhc-tn.org CEO since MHC’s founding in 1993, Womack led the development of this first agency focused exclusively on Davidson County-area persons with serious mental illness. Initially providing case management, psychiatry and mobile crisis services, MHC today offers integrated care that includes community-based case management, psychiatric clinic, psychotherapy and 24-hour emergency services. Womack initiated MHC’s partnership with Metro Police, making MHC the agency of record for immediate mental-illness triage and assessment. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree. Tom Wylly Senior Partner Brentwood Capital Advisors 5000 Merdian Blvd., Suite 350 Franklin 37067 615.224.3830 brentwoodcap.com One of the city’s go-to healthcare finance intermediaries with more than 30 years of investment banking experience, Wylly has directed and been involved in more than $6 billion in financings and merger assignments for private and public emerging growth companies. Prior to joining BCA in August 2001, he was co-head of the corporate finance department of J.C. Bradford & Co. He joined J.C. Bradford in February 1980 and was named partner five years later. Before that, he was with Wachovia as a corporate banking officer responsible for Middle and East Tennessee. Wylly is also chairman of the Nashville Capital Network and a former board member of the Nashville Health Care Council.
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Y Robert Yeager CEO PharmMD 5200 Maryland Way, Suite 200 Brentwood 37027 615.346.0880 pharmmd.com Yeager is bringing nearly four decades of healthcare experience to guide PharmMD’s rapid growth as a medication therapy management service. Previously, he co-founded and served as CEO of American Pathology Partners. Prior to that, Yeager was chairman of Attentus Healthcare Company, which he also co-founded. He was also president and CEO of OrthoLink Physicians Corporation and was EVP and CFO of Quorum Health Group. He also sits on the board of Jim Lackey’s Complete Holdings Group.
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Caroline Young President Nashville Health Care Council 211 Commerce St., Suite 100 Nashville 37201 615.743.3140 healthcarecouncil.com Young, who joined the Council in 2004 as vice president and founding executive director of its Leadership Health Care initiative, moved into the top spot in early 2008. As president, she is the lead voice for Nashville’s $70 billion healthcare industry and the Council’s more than 250 member organizations. Previously, she was a member of the healthcare practice of the Ingram Group and later served as founding executive director of the Tennessee Biotechnology Association. She is a past Nashville Medical News “Women to Watch” honoree.
Z David Zielske, MD Founder & President ZHealth Publishing 339 Franklin Road, Suite 135A, #232 Brentwood 37027 877.873.9893 zhealthpublishing.com Over the last decade, ZHealth has built a reputation for excellence in the areas of interventional radiology, cardiology, and vascular/endovascular surgery coding. Zieslke, “Dr. Z,” is the primary author and editor of each of ZHealth’s publications. Zielske, a board certified radiologist, practiced as an interventional radiologist for 14 years and has over 20 years experience as a coding reviewer and coding expert.
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