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WakeMed and its leadership is committed to being the best in the health care business.  We continually offer new and improved medical services, build state-of-the-art, convenient facilities for our customers and hire the best and the brightest people to work in our organization - all in the name of providing a quality experience for the people we serve.

WakeMed Board of Directors

As a private, not-for-profit organization, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is governed by a 14-member volunteer Board of Directors who are representative of the communities we serve.  All inquiries for the Board should be directed to Roylyn Johnson, manager, Office of the Board & CEO at 919-350-8102 or

Executive Staff


Donald R. Gintzig
President & CEO

Michael Browning, CPA, MBA
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
 Denise Warren - WakeMed - Raleigh NC Denise Warren
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 Vicki Block, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Vicki Block, MHA
Senior Vice President & Raleigh Campus Administrator
 Cindy Boily, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Cindy A. Boily, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
 Carolyn Knaup, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Carolyn Knaup, RN, MHA
Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services & Physician Operations
 Jeanene Martin, WakeMed - Raleigh NC

Jeanene R. Martin, MPH, MEd
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

  John Piatkowski, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Physician Services
 Rebecca Andrews, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Rebecca E. Andrews, MSCL
Vice President, Health Information and Utilization Management
 Denton Arledge, WakeMed - Raleigh NC

Denton Arledge, MBA
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

 Thomas Cavender, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Thomas G. Cavender
Vice President, Facilities & Construction
  Christine Craig
Vice President, Government Affairs
  Sheri De Shazo
Vice President & Administrator, WakeMed North Family Health & Women's Hospital

John Finley
Vice President & Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

 Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, RN, BSN, MSN-C
Vice President, Heart & Vascular Services
Thomas Gough, MHA
Senior Vice President, Administrator Cary Hospital
  Dudley Harrington, MBA
Vice President, Revenue Cycle
 Georgia Sumiel, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Georgia Harrington, MSHA
Vice President, Operations
 Susan James, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Susan James
Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
 Debra Laughery, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Debra Z. Laughery, MBA
Vice President, Public Relations
  West Paul, MD, PhD
Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety

John Perry, MD
Vice President, Medical Education


 W. Stan Taylor, WakeMed - Raleigh NC W. Stan Taylor, MBA
Vice President, Corporate Planning
 Zachary T. Donahue - WakeMed - Raleigh NC

Zachary T. Donahue, CPA
Chief Audit Officer & Executive Director Internal Audit


Medical Staff

Our physicians represent nearly every medical and surgical specialty, with 90+% being either Board certified or Board eligible.  Our physicians hold key leadership positions throughout the organization - current presidents of our Medical Staffs are as follows:

  • J. Duncan Phillips, MD - (Pediatric Surgery)
  • Cary - Paul Haugan, MD - (Radiology)
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