Our Leadership

Executive Team

John M. Haupert, FACHE - Chief Executive Officer


John Haupert joined Grady in 2011. John is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Leadership Award. Nationally, John serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and Chairs the AHA Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of America’s Essential Hospitals. John is the 2019 chair of the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Directors. Haupert is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration.




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.
Baker attended Oglethorpe University, for which she now serves on the Board of Trustees




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. Carroll is a 2002 graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston.




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. Caulfield received a Master of Science in Health Communication from Tufts University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in English Literature from Northeastern University.




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. Herd earned her B.S. in Health Science and M.S. in Nursing from California State University-Dominguez Hills, and a doctorate in Nursing Practice from Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland.




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. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University.




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. Dr. Jansen holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Emory University School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Kennesaw State University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University. After a year of research at the National Institutes of Health, he returned to Washington University and completed a fellowship in nephrology.




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. Jefferson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University Law School. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the American Health Lawyers Association.




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. McKeeby received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Decision and Information Science from the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business.




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. Rhine received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and earned a Master of Science in Not-For-Profit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.




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. Roche is a graduate of Xavier University – Williams College of Business and earned his Masters of Business Administration and Management from Lesley University.




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. Sale is a graduate of Wake Forest and earned her Masters of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.




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. Dr. Todd received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and received a Doctorate of Medicine in 1996 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.




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. Wallace received her a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and a Master’s of Science of Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner from Troy University in Phoenix City, AL. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Nurse Executive from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.





 

Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation Board of Directors

John M. Haupert, FACHE - Chief Executive Officer


John Haupert joined Grady in 2011. John is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and recipient of the ACHE Regent’s Leadership Award. Nationally, John serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association and Chairs the AHA Committee on Health Strategy and Innovation. He is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of America’s Essential Hospitals. John is the 2019 chair of the Georgia Hospital Association Board of Directors. Haupert is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science Degree in Health Care Administration.




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.
Baker attended Oglethorpe University, for which she now serves on the Board of Trustees




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. Carroll is a 2002 graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston.




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. Caulfield received a Master of Science in Health Communication from Tufts University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science in English Literature from Northeastern University.




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. Herd earned her B.S. in Health Science and M.S. in Nursing from California State University-Dominguez Hills, and a doctorate in Nursing Practice from Walden University in Baltimore, Maryland.




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. Hicks earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University.




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. Dr. Jansen holds a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Emory University School of Medicine and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Kennesaw State University. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, Washington University. After a year of research at the National Institutes of Health, he returned to Washington University and completed a fellowship in nephrology.




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. Jefferson holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University Law School. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association of Health Services Executives, and the American Health Lawyers Association.




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. McKeeby received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Decision and Information Science from the University of Florida – Warrington College of Business.




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. Rhine received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and earned a Master of Science in Not-For-Profit Administration from the University of Notre Dame.




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. Roche is a graduate of Xavier University – Williams College of Business and earned his Masters of Business Administration and Management from Lesley University.




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. Sale is a graduate of Wake Forest and earned her Masters of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.




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. Dr. Todd received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and received a Doctorate of Medicine in 1996 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.




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. Wallace received her a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and a Master’s of Science of Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner from Troy University in Phoenix City, AL. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice-Nurse Executive from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.