Leadership Health Care News

August 13, 2008

Leadership Health Care Announces Board of Directors, Officers

Leadership Health Care Announces Board of Directors, Officers

NASHVILLE — Leadership Health Care (LHC) recently announced board leadership for 2008-2009, as well as the appointment of six new board members. All terms took effect on July 1, 2008.

Founded in 2002, LHC is an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council. The group’s mission is to foster the talents of Nashville’s next generation of health care industry leaders.

Teresa Sparks, CFO at Symbion, will serve as LHC chairwoman for 2008-2009, and Bo Bartholomew, president & CEO of PharmMD will serve as vice chairman.

“In just a short period of time, Leadership Health Care has grown from a small program to a dynamic group of more than 400 individuals today with a common passion for the continued success of the health care services industry here,” Sparks said. “I look forward to working with our new LHC Board members and the Health Care Council to achieve these goals and to further Nashville’s reputation as the nation’s health care industry capital.”

The following five new members will join the LHC Board for three-year terms: Elizabeth Gerken (Cumberland Pharmaceuticals), Burk Lindsey (Raymond James & Associates), Carrie Teaford (Baptist Hospital), Sunny M. Turner (Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.) and Dana Zukierski (Ernst & Young). Kyle Clay, a student in the Healthcare MBA Program at the Vanderbilt Owen School also joins the group in a one-year student board seat.

“The Leadership Health Care Board truly reflects the diverse nature of Nashville’s health care industry and the wealth of industry talent found here. We are excited to be working with such an active and dedicated group of rising leaders,” said Nashville Health Care Council President Caroline Young.


About Leadership Health Care:
Founded in 2002, Leadership Health Care is an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council formed to foster the next generation of health care leaders in Nashville by creating educational, networking and mentoring opportunities for the group’s more than 400 members. For more information, please visit www.leadershiphealthcare.org.

Teresa Sparks, Chief Financial Officer – Symbion Inc., Chairwoman
Bo Bartholomew, President & Chief Executive Officer – PharmMD, Vice Chairman Directors
Kevin Campbell, Member – Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry
Will Clark, Senior Vice President – Healthways, Inc.
Kyle Clay, Student – Vanderbilt Owen School of Graduate Management, Healthcare MBA
Rob Coppedge, Principal – Capitol Health Partners, L.P.
LeToia Crozier, Corporate Counsel – Community Health Systems, Inc.
Jimmy M. Evans, Jr., Vice President, Business Development – Marsh Inc.
Kim Fredrickson, Chief Financial Officer – Projx, LLC
Elizabeth Gerken, Director, Business Development – Cumberland Pharmaceuticals
Neil Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer – TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, HCA Inc.
Angela Humphreys, Member – Bass, Berry & Sims
Eb LeMaster, Managing Director – Ponder & Company
Burk Lindsey, Managing Director – Raymond James & Associates
Lisa Nix, Director, M&A Transaction Services – Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mike O’Neil, Vice President – HealthSpring, Inc.
Kim Ramsey, Director of Marketing & Strategic Development – National Renal Alliance
Elizabeth Swarr, Senior Consultant – Vanderbilt Center for Better Health
Carrie Teaford, Vice President, Finance – Baptist Hospital
Sunny M. Turner, Vice President, Internal Audit – Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
Christy C. Vitulli, Vice President, Provider Services – BlueCross BlueShield of Florida
Bob Vogt, Regional Sales Director, Southeast – Accuray Inc.
Melissa Waddey, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Medical Center – HCA Inc.
Mark Wainner, Vice President, Operations – AmSurg Corp.
Dana Zukierski, Senior Manager – Ernst & Young

Past Chairs
Hal Andrews, Chief Executive Officer – Data Advantage
Michael Drescher, Senior Advisor & Director of Communications, Office of Governor Phil Bredesen
Neil Heatherly, Chief Executive Officer – TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, HCA Inc.
Chris Howard, E.V.P., General Counsel & Secretary – Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
Paul Wallace, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development – Healthways, Inc.

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