Leadership Team

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 RCJOHNSON@wakemed.org.

Executive Staff

donald gintzig

Donald R. Gintzig
President & CEO

denise warren

Denise Warren
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Cindy A. Boily

Cindy A. Boily, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer

Sheri De Shazo

Sheri De Shazo
Senior Vice President & Administrator WakeMed North


Thomas Gough, MHA
Senior Vice President, Administrator Cary Hospital

Carolyn Knaup

Carolyn Knaup, RN, MHA
Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services & Physician Operations

Jeanene R. Martin

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


Matthew Nathan, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President, WakeMed Physician Practices

West Paul

West Paul, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President & Chief Quality Officer

Rebecca Andrews

Rebecca E. Andrews, MSCL
Vice President, Health Information and Utilization Management & Interim Senior Vice President Administrator, Raleigh Campus

Denton Arledge

Denton Arledge, MBA
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Tom Cavender

Thomas G. Cavender
Vice President, Facilities & Construction

Christine Craig

Christine Craig
Vice President, Government Affairs

John Finley

John Finley
Vice President & Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

Betsy Gaskins-McClaine

Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, RN, BSN, MSN-C
Vice President, Heart & Vascular Services

Georgia Harrington

Georgia Harrington, MSHA
Vice President, Operations

Susan James

Susan James
Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

Debra Z. Laughery

Debra Z. Laughery, MBA
Vice President, Public Relations

John Perry

John Perry, MD
Vice President, Medical Education


Rick Schrum

Rick Shrum
Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

Stan Taylor

W. Stan Taylor, MBA
Vice President, Corporate Planning

Seth Brody

Seth Brody, MD, MPH
Executive Medical Director, WakeMed Physician Practices - Women's Services

Chuck Harr

Charles Harr, MD
Executive Medical Director, Raleigh Campus

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:

  • Michael Weinstein, MD - President (Pathology)
  • Gay Gooden, MD - (Emergency Medicine)