Terry Akin, Chief Executive Officer
Terrence "Terry" Akin serves as Chief Executive Officer of Cone Health. Akin is accountable for the realization of the strategic vision set by the Cone Health Board of Trustees. In his role, he is “honored by the privilege to serve others,” and excited about the opportunity that Cone Health has to transform healthcare. In his more than 25 years in healthcare, Akin says his real inspiration comes from working along-side teammates throughout the organization who have committed themselves to making a difference in the lives of others.
Akin joined Cone Health in July 2009 as Chief Operating Officer, was named President in April 2012 and became CEO in October 2014.
Akin previously held senior executive roles in Texas with Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (both part of the Texas Health Resources system), and held prior senior leadership roles with Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and with Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC (Part of MedStar Health).
A fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, he earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and also has a master’s degree in social work from the university. He received his bachelor of science degree in psychology from Texas A&M University.
Akin is chairman of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Operating Group and a member of the Greensboro Partnership Board and Executive Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA). In addition, he served as a past member of the NCHA Policy Development Committee and was a founding board member of the North Carolina Center for Affordable Healthcare. He was also on the boards of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and the Greensboro Children’s Museum, and is a past-chair of the Guilford County Heart Walk.
Theresa Brodrick, Ph.D., RN, Executive Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer
Theresa Brodrick, RN, MSN, Ph.D., joined Cone Health as Chief Nursing Officer and Executive Vice President in April 2011.
As Chief Nursing Officer, she is responsible for setting the tone of nursing care for the more than 2,600 nurses who work across the Cone Health network. One of her major focuses is to constantly improve the quality of patient care.
Brodrick came to Cone Health from Virtua Health in Voorhees, NJ, where she was Vice President, Patient Services.
Brodrick received her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Delaware, her master's degree in nursing from Villanova University and her doctorate in healthcare administration from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Brodrick has served on the faculty at Villanova University, teaching graduate courses in nursing administration.
Noel F. Burt, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Administrative Services, and Chief Human Resources Officer
Noel F. Burt, Ph.D., joined the health network in 2003 as Vice President of Human Resources. He has since taken on expanded duties and now manages Cone Health’s Marketing Function along with Patient Satisfaction and Human Resources activities.
Burt was named a 2008 Impact HR/Staffing Leader by Business Leader Magazine. He is a member of the MBA Board of Advisors for the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He serves on the board of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and chairs the District Risk Management Committee for the Battleground District of the Boy Scouts of America.
Burt earned Ph.D. and master's degrees in organizational psychology from Georgia State University and a master's degree in divinity from Emory University.
Mary Jo Cagle, MD, Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Mary Jo Cagle, MD, joined the health network in January 2011.
She served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and President of the Medical Staff prior to becoming Chief Medical Officer for Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, SC.
Cagle received her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Alabama and her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, SC, and remained in Greenville as a practicing physician, ultimately developing the busiest OB/GYN practice at Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital.
Cagle is the National Association of Professional Women's 2013-2014 Professional Woman of the Year.
Cagle is married to Randal Mashburn and has two sons, Robert and Joseph.
Tim Clontz, Executive Vice President, Health Services
Tim Clontz serves as the Executive Vice President, Health Services. A Charlotte native, Clontz came to the health network through the 1997 merger with Wesley Long Community Hospital, where he served as executive vice president. Clontz joined Wesley Long Community Hospital in 1983 as assistant hospital director.
He holds a master's degree in health administration from Duke University and a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Joan Evans, Executive Vice President, Innovation and Transformation
Joan Evans is responsible for helping leaders and other employees at Cone Health develop innovative ways of improving the quality, service and cost of the healthcare they provide. Her team then implements promising innovations throughout Cone Health. Evans is also involved in cultural change, organizational development, leadership development and succession planning.
Evans joined Cone Health in 1981 as a physical therapist. She has since served in various roles including vice president of rehabilitation, vice president of health services and chief learning officer.
Evans earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is also a graduate of the NeuroLeadership Institute™ with a certification in neuroleadership.
Evans is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration.
She serves on the Elon University Board of Advisors and the boards of the Greensboro Science Center and the Health Share Credit Union.
Jeff Jones, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey "Jeff" Jones joined Cone Health as Chief Financial Officer in Feb. 2013. He is responsible for the financial oversight of the Cone Health Network.
Jones came to Cone Health from the Cleveland Clinic, where he was senior vice president of finance for the Clinic’s regional hospitals.
Previously, Jones was vice president of finance at Shands Healthcare in Gainesville, FL, a diverse system that includes an academic medical center, community and specialty hospitals. Prior to that, he worked at West Virginia University Hospitals as director of accounting, controller and then vice president of finance and CFO.
Jones has a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Fairfax and an MBA from West Virginia University. He is currently a candidate for a doctorate in management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
Bob Goldstein, Executive Vice President, Physician Network
Bob Goldstein is responsible for the physicians network of Cone Health.
Goldstein joined the health network in March 2002 as Vice President/Executive Director of LeBauer HealthCare.
Goldstein is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He received his master's of health administration degree from Duke University and his bachelor of science degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY.
Goldstein is past chair of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He is a past recipient of the MGMA Medical Executive of the Year award.
Goldstein received the Harry J Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award from MGMA in 2011.
Goldstein serves on the board of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.
Jim Roskelly, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development
Jim Roskelly is responsible for the implementation and updating of the organization's strategic plan and the identification and development of new business opportunities. His role also includes the continued development of the network's relationship with area physicians and hospitals, government relations and coordinating Cone Health's projects requiring Certificate of Need approval.
Roskelly holds a master's of health administration degree from Duke University and a bachelor of arts degree in American history from Bucknell University.
He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the American Hospital Association Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development and the Carolinas Society for Hospital Planning and Marketing.
Judy Schanel, Executive Vice President, Acute Care Services
Judy Schanel was promoted to executive vice president of acute care services for Cone Health in June 2014. Schanel has senior administrative responsibility for Cone Health hospitals and the Cone Health Cancer Center.
Schanel joined the network as part of the Health Services Division in 2002. In 2010, she became President of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.
Schanel earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Georgetown University and her master's of science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. Schanel is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a 2007 recipient of the Women in Business Award for the Triad.
Schanel also has been engaged over the years in various community service activities, currently as Vice Chair of the Board for United Way of Greater Greensboro and as a member of the Executive Committee for United Way of Greater Greensboro.
Cindy Farrand, President, Women's Hospital
Cynthia "Cindy" Farrand was appointed President of Women's Hospital in February 2010. She joined the health network as Vice President/Administrator of Women's Hospital in June 2005. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital as well as the strategic direction for women's and children's services for the health network.
Farrand earned an Executive MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and a master's of science degree in public health (health policy and administration) from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Farrand received her bachelor of science degree in radiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Mickey Foster, Executive Vice President and President, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital
Mickey Foster was named President of Moses Cone Hospital in July 2014. Prior to accepting this role, he was the Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations and President, Annie Penn Hospital.
Foster previously served as the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of Maria Parham Medical Center, a 102-bed hospital in Henderson. Prior to that, he was an Administrative Director at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He also has worked at Randolph Hospital in Asheboro and Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst.
Foster received his bachelor's degree from East Carolina University and his master's degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University.
He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Foster has lead Annie Penn Hospital to become one of the best performing hospitals in the region, earning the 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey.
Foster is currently serving or has served on a number of executive boards including Hospice of Rockingham County, Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, Reidsville YMCA, Rockingham Health Alliance, Rockingham Wells Fargo, and Rockingham and Caswell County Salvation Army.
Debbie Green, DNP, RN, President, Annie Penn Hospital and President, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital
Debbie Green, DNP, RN, became president of Annie Penn Hospital and Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital in July 2014. Green spent more than a year as interim president at Behavioral Health Hospital and six years as vice president of nursing at Annie Penn Hospital.
Green worked with staff and physicians transforming the culture at both Annie Penn Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital. Her work has led to exceptional results in patient, employee and physician engagement and dramatic increases in the quality of care. With her help, Annie Penn Hospital became one of the best performing hospitals in the nation, earning the 2013 Guardian of Excellence Award from Press Ganey®. In 2013, she was selected as a Robert Woods Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow, an honor she shares with only 19 other colleagues from around the country.
Green holds a bachelor of science in nursing degree from West Virginia University, a master’s of science in nursing from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Alabama. She also has a post-masters certificate as an adult/gerontological nurse practitioner from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Preston Hammock, Executive Vice President, Cone Health, and President, Alamance Regional Medical Center
Preston Hammock serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alamance Regional Medical Center. He oversees day-to-day operations of the organization. He joined Alamance Regional in 2006 serving in various administrative roles and was promoted to President in March 2013. Hammock previously served as Vice President and Senior Vice President.
Hammock holds a bachelor of science degree in biology from Duke University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Benjamin Rodin Scholar. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, which honored him as the 2013 recipient of the Regent Award for early career executives in North Carolina. Hammock has also been recognized by The Triad Business Journal among the 40 Leaders Under 40 in 2009 and by Business Leader magazine’s Movers and Shakers distinction in 2011.
He is also active in community agencies and health-related organizations, serving as past-President of the Alamance County Meals on Wheels Board, current board member with Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, board member of the United Way of Alamance County and volunteers with the Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee. Hammock also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Siemens Healthcare’s SYNGO US Division.
Paul Jeffrey, President, Wesley Long Hospital, and Chief Inclusion Officer
Paul Jeffrey joined the health network as Vice President/Administrator of the Behavioral Health Center in January 2004. Jeffrey moved to Wesley Long Hospital in March 2007, where he is the hospital's President. He was named the first Chief Inclusion Officer at Cone Health in Sept. 2012.
Jeffrey earned a master's degree in business administration from Florida International University and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida.
Jeffrey is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Conference for Community and Justice of the Piedmont. He was awarded the 2011 Change Agent Award by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce for positively impacting diversity and inclusion in Greensboro. Jeffrey is a founding member of the Latino Professionals Forum. He is a longtime advocate for improving care for those with mental and emotional disorders and has served as Chairman of the Board for the Greensboro Mental Health Association.
Jeffrey also serves as a mentor to young minorities.
Susan Shumaker, President, Cone Health Foundation
Susan Fitzgibbon Shumaker joined Cone Health Foundation as President in September 2009.
She has a master's degree in health administration and a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Duke University, as well as more than 25 years experience in healthcare leadership.
Susan has been with the Cone Health since 2001, serving as President of Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville. She was instrumental in leading the integration of Annie Penn Hospital into the Health System. Susan held leadership roles at Annie Penn Hospital beginning in 1984, serving as Vice President of Clinical Services/Assistant Administrator and then as President and Chief Executive Officer.
During her tenure at Annie Penn Hospital, the Annie Penn Hospital Foundation and the Annie Penn Community Trust (now the Reidsville Area Foundation) were established. Prior to joining Annie Penn Hospital, she was a registered nurse at Duke University Medical Center in Durham.
Shumaker is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a board member of the Greensboro YMCA, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, the United Way of Greater Greensboro, as well as the Action Greensboro Operating Group.
Tim Rice, CEO Emeritus
R. Timothy Rice serves as Chief Executive Officer Emeritus of Cone Health. Rice will represent the health network on state and national levels.
Rice was originally named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. He served as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2004.
Prior to 2001, Rice served as Executive Vice President of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and as Executive Vice President of the Health Services Division.
He has a bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from Washington State University and a master's degree in health administration from Duke University.
Rice is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He recently joined the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership, a top-ranked, global provider of leadership development based in Greensboro. Rice also serves on the boards of N.C. A&T State University, The Joint Commission, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership, the N.C. Hospital Association, the South Atlantic Healthcare Alliance, the GTCC Foundation and as a North Carolina State Delegate for Region 3 of the American Hospital Association.
Rice is a 2012 recipient of the Thomas Z. Osborne Award from the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Hospital Association that same year.