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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.
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 RCJOHNSON@wakemed.org.
Donald R. GintzigPresident & CEO
Denise Warren, MBAExecutive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Cindy A. Boily, MSN, RNSenior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
Sheri De Shazo, MBA, MHA, RNSenior Vice President & Administrator North Hospital
Thomas Gough, MHASenior Vice President, Administrator Cary Hospital
Carolyn Knaup, MHA, RNSenior Vice President, Ambulatory & Physician Operations
Jeanene R. Martin, MPH, MEdSenior Vice President, Human Resources
Matthew Nathan, MD, MPHSenior Vice President, WakeMed Physician Practices
West Paul, MD, PhDSenior Vice President & Chief Quality & Medical Staff Officer
Rebecca E. Andrews, MSCLVice President, Health Information and Utilization ManagementInterim Senior Vice President Administrator, Raleigh CampusInterim Vice President, Revenue Cycle
Denton Arledge, MBAVice President & Chief Information Officer
Thomas G. Cavender, PEVice President, Facilities & Construction
Christine CraigVice President, Government Affairs
John Finley, JD, MPH Vice President & Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, MSN-C, BSN, RNVice President, Heart & Vascular Services
Georgia Harrington, MSHAVice President, System-wide Operations
Chantal Howard, MSN, RNVice President, Nursing, Raleigh Campus
Susan James, JDVice President & Chief Legal Officer
Debra Z. Laughery, MBAVice President, Public Relations
John Perry, MDVice President, Medical Education
Stephanie Sessoms, MHA, CPAActing Chief Financial Officer
Rick Shrum, MBA, MHAVice President & Chief Strategy Officer
Karen Bash, MDChief Medical Officer, North Hospital
Seth Brody, MD, MPHChief Medical Officer, Cary Hospital
Charles Harr, MDChief Medical Officer, Raleigh Campus
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:
3000 New Bern Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27610