John M. Haupert, FACHE - Chief Executive Officer
Joselyn Butler Baker - President, Grady Health Foundation
Joselyn Butler Baker was named president of the Grady Health Foundation in 2018. She brought with her more than 25 years of experience as a strategist, communicator, and fundraiser for a number of Georgia’s leading organizations and individuals, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, MARTA, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, and former governor Roy Barnes.
Kelley Carroll, MD - Chief of Ambulatory Medicine
Dr. Kelley Carroll joined Grady in 2017, after serving as Assistant Chief of Staff for Ambulatory Care at Harris Health System in Houston, Texas. Carroll directly oversees all aspects of ambulatory operations, including Grady’s six neighborhood health centers, primary clinics, specialty care clinics, and the Ponce De Leon HIV/AIDS Center.
Lindsay Caulfield - Chief Marketing & Experience Officer
Lindsay Caulfield joined Grady 2012, recruited from global public relations agency Cohn & Wolfe, where she served as executive vice president. Over her career, she developed and led fully integrated marketing communications programs, public relations initiatives, and strategic planning for Fortune 500 companies, as well as several Atlanta area brands. She has counseled CEOs and worked with corporate communications and marketing teams.
Jacqueline Herd - Chief Nursing Officer
Jacqueline Herd joined Grady in 2016. Her experience as a nurse executive includes serving as chief nursing officer at Columbus Regional Health’s Midtown Medical Center, Atlanta Medical Center, and two California health systems.
Matthew Hicks - Chief Policy Officer
Matthew Hicks came to Grady in 2011. Prior to joining the health system, Matthew served as Associate Legislative Director for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG). He is responsible for managing the vital relationships between Grady and its government partners.
Robert Jansen, MD - Chief Medical Officer/ Chief of Staff
Robert Jansen joined Grady in 2015. Before coming to the health system, he was President of WellStar Medical Group and Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Medical Officer of WellStar Health System.
Timothy Jefferson, Esq. - Chief Legal Officer
Timothy Jefferson joined Grady in 1998 as the health system’s general counsel. In addition to his general counsel role, Timothy has served Grady as chief operating officer from 2001 to 2003 and interim president and CEO in 2007.
Ben McKeeby - Chief Information Officer
Ben McKeeby joined Grady in 2010 and was named Chief Information Officer in 2014. Before coming to Grady, Ben was a healthcare technology consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he assisted various organizations through many transformative initiatives.
Richard Rhine - Chief Financial Officer
Richard Rhine joined Grady in 2013. His career in healthcare management began at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has served in leadership positions at Exempla Healthcare in Denver, Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, and Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
Rick Roche - Chief People Officer
Rick Roche joined Grady in 2020 after serving as the interim Chief People Officer. Roche served as the HR executive for Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, University Health Care System in Augusta, Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, The Health Care District of Palm Beach County, and the University of Miami Health System. He served in the United States Navy with the submarine task force based in Groton, CT.
Shannon Sale - Chief Strategy Officer
Shannon Sale came to Grady in 2012. She works to identify areas of opportunity and execute strategies for growth, while also focusing on the acute, ambulatory, and non-acute functions and facilities. Before joining the health system, she was a senior manager at Kurt Salmon Associates.
S. Rob Todd, MD - Chief of Acute Care Surgery
Dr. Rob Todd joined Grady in 2019. He comes to us from Baylor College of Medicine, where he served as professor, chief of Acute Care Surgery, and director of the Surgical Residency Program in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery. In his five years at Baylor as section chief, chief of General Surgery, director of the Ginni and Richard Mithoff Trauma Center at Ben Taub Hospital, and medical director of the Trauma Surgical Intensive Care Unit.
Michelle Wallace - Chief of Clinical Operations
Michelle Wallace came to Grady in 2012. She is responsible for numerous clinical services including include emergency, trauma, burn, pharmacy, imaging and respiratory. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Nurse Executives, and Georgia Hospital Association’s Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders.
Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation Board of Directors
Frank Blake, Chair
Frank Blake is a retired chairman and CEO of The Home Depot. Over his illustrious career, Blake has served as deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy, general counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, deputy counsel to Vice President George Bush and law clerk to Justice Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium, Delta Air Lines and Proctor & Gamble.
Erica Qualls-Battey, is the area general manager for Marriott International and general manager of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. She serves of the board of several organizations including the YWCA, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Hotel Council, the Atlanta Business League and the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Mark P. Becker
Mark P. Becker is president of Georgia State University. He sits on several boards and committees of civic, government and professional bodies, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia Research Alliance, and the Atlanta Committee for Progress.
Annette Bernard, MD
Annette Bernard, MD, is a member of the Piedmont Hospital medical staff and is in private practice in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. In 1992, she joined the Emory School of Medicine faculty and served as the director of general medicine clinics at Grady.
William A. Bornstein, MD, PhD
William Bornstein is Professor of Medicine and has the distinction of Master Clinician in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Medicine. He also serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Quality & Patient Safety Officer for Emory Healthcare.
H. James Dallas
Edward J. Hardin
Edward J. (Jack) Hardin, a founding partner of Rogers & Hardin, advises corporate directors and their companies on corporate governance, corporate law and domestic and international business transactions.
John Hollins is an account executive specializing in new business development in commercial advertising and production for CBS 46 TV and Peachtree TV in Atlanta, and president & CEO of Tiger USA Baseball, a non-profit organization developed to give young baseball players the exposure needed to receive college scholarships.
Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD
Valerie Montgomery Rice is the sixth president of the Morehouse School of Medicine and the first woman to lead the institution. A renowned infertility specialist and researcher, Dr. Montgomery Rice joined Morehouse in 2011 as dean and executive vice president. She founded the Center for Women’s Health Research at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, where she also served as dean of the School of Medicine and senior vice president of health affairs.
Robert Sheft is Chairman and CEO of Installation Made Easy, Inc. (IME). IME develops and coordinates home improvement programs marketed through retailers on a nationwide basis. He is also a senior advisor to Roark Capital Group, a private equity firm based in Atlanta.
Pamela S. Stephenson, Esq.
Pamela S. Stephenson is an attorney and state legislator from Lithonia. She was appointed director of the Georgia State Health Planning Agency in 1996 by then Governor Zell Miller. There, she was responsible for regulatory oversight of all Georgia hospitals. In 2000, former Gov. Roy Barnes appointed her to the State Medical Education Board. She was elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 2002.
David P. Stockert
David Stockert is a director of Mid-America Apartment Communities, a real estate investment trust focused on the acquisition, selective development, redevelopment and management of multifamily apartment homes throughout the Southeast and Southwest regions of the U.S. He was chief executive officer, president and director of Post Properties for 15 years, retiring in 2016.
Vikas P. Sukhatme, MD, ScD
Vikas Sukhatme is dean of the Emory University School of Medicine and chief academic officer for Emory Healthcare. He came to Emory in 2017 from Harvard Medical School, where he served for eight years as Chief Academic Officer and Harvard Faculty Dean for Academic Programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.
Bernie Tokarz is manager with Cornerstone On Demand Inc. and former director of public policy for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He was appointed by former Governor Nathan Deal to the Board of Directors of the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority in 2015.
Carol B. Tomé
Carol Tomé has served as chief financial officer of The Home Depot since May 2001 and was named execute vice president of corporate services in January 2007. She serves on the UPS board of directors and currently is chair of the audit committee. In 2012, she chaired the board of The Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the second woman chair in the organization’s 150 year history.
Sam A. Williams
Sam Williams, former president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, is Assistant Director for External Relations, Professor of Practice at Georgia State University. He serves as chairman of several boards and organizations, including the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Jekyll Island Authority.