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Meet The Cone Health Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Terry Akin, Chief Executive Officer

Terry Akin

Terrence "Terry" Akin assumed the role of chief executive officer of Cone Health on Oct. 1, 2014.  As CEO, Akin is accountable for the realization of the strategic vision set by the Cone Health Board of Trustees. 

He joined Cone Health in July 2009 as chief operating officer and was named president in April 2012. Prior to joining Cone Health, Akin held progressively responsible senior executive positions at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (both part of the Texas Health Resources system).  Previously, he held senior leadership roles at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and Washington Hospital Center (part of MedStar Health) in Washington, DC.

Akin earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania along with a master’s degree in social work from Penn. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University, College Station.

Akin is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Hospital Association (NCHA). He is chairman of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Operating Group and a member of the Greensboro Partnership Board and Executive Committee. In addition, he co-chairs the “Ready for School, Ready for Life” initiative aimed at early childhood education and school preparedness. Past board service includes stints with Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, the Greensboro Children’s Museum and the Guilford County Heart Walk. He is a past member of the NCHA Policy Development Committee and was a founding board member of the North Carolina Center for Affordable Healthcare.

Continuum of Care

Judy Schanel, Chief Operating Officer

Judy Schanel

Judy Schanel serves chief operating officer. Schanel, who assumed her current role in June 2014 after serving as president of Moses Cone Hospital for 4 years, has senior administrative responsibility for all Cone Health hospitals and the Cone Health Cancer Center.

Schanel joined Cone Health in 2002 as part of the Health Services Division and in 2005 was named vice president and service line administrator. Prior to joining Cone Health, she held a variety of progressively responsible health care leadership positions in several Mid-Atlantic states.

Schanel earned a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Schanel is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is the immediate past Board Chair of United Way of Greater Greensboro. Schanel remains chairwoman of its governance committee, and a member of its executive committee. She also serves on the United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors. Schanel was a 2007 recipient of the Women in Business Award for the Triad and was a member of Leadership Greensboro Class 2006.

Mary Jo Cagle, MD, Chief Clinical Officer

Dr. Mary Jo Cagle, Chief Quality Officer

Mary Jo Cagle, MD, became chief clinical officer in February 2015. In this role, she is responsible for quality and most non-hospital based medical services--such as those provided by Cone Health Medical Group and Triad HealthCare Network.

Cagle joined Cone in January 2011 as executive vice president and chief quality officer. She previously worked at Bon Secours St. Frances Health System in Greenville, South Carolina, where she served as chief medical officer, president of the medical staff and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology.

Cagle received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham and her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, South Carolina.

Cagle is the National Association of Professional Women's 2013-2014 Professional Woman of the Year.

Theresa Brodrick, PhD, RN, Executive Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Theresa Brodrick

Theresa Brodrick, PhD, RN, serves as executive vice president and chief nursing officer, a role she has held since April 2011. In this position, she is responsible for nursing services and setting the tone for nursing care. Her main priorities are to continuously improve the quality and safety of patient care, and increase opportunities for nursing education.

Brodrick came to Cone Health from Virtua Health in Voorhees, New Jersey, where she was vice president, patient services. She also served as chief nursing officer at Temple University Hospital System in Philadelphia.

Brodrick received a doctorate in health care administration from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a master's degree and a post-master’s certificate in nursing from Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware. She also is a Johnson & Johnson Wharton Fellow, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Brodrick has served as adjunct faculty at Villanova University, teaching graduate courses in nursing administration. She currently is adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a clinical advisor at Duke University School of Nursing and the University of Alabama College of Nursing. She is the recipient of the NC Great 100, which she received in 2012.

Tim Clontz, Senior Vice President, Health Services

Tim Clontz

Tim Clontz serves as the senior vice president, health  services, a position he has held since 1997. Clontz has primary responsibility for skilled nursing facilities, a retirement community, two wound centers, three MedCenter campuses, physician recruitment, property development and management, and home and community-based services. 

Clontz came to the Cone Health network through the 1997 merger with Wesley Long Community Hospital. He joined Wesley Long in 1983 as assistant hospital administrator and was promoted to executive vice president in May 1986.

He holds a master's degree in health administration from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Clontz is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as board chairman of Advanced Home Care, Inc. and of the Parish Council of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Clontz also serves on the boards of Well-Spring Services, Inc., Guilford Adult Health, Inc., Impact Alamance, Rockingham County Healthcare Alliance and was recently elected to the National PACE (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) Association Board of Directors, where he serves as chairman of the public policy committee.

Cindy Farrand, President, Women's Hospital

Cindy Farrand

Cynthia "Cindy" Farrand, serves as president of Women's Hospital and is responsible for the strategic direction for Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Services as well as the day-to-day operation of the Women’s Hospital. She has held her current position since June 2005.

Farrand earned an Executive MBA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and a master's degree in public health (health policy and administration) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Farrand received her bachelor’s degree in radiology from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

She is a member of the board of directors of the Alight Foundation, Peacehaven Community Farm and the Women’s Professional Forum. Farrand is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of Leadership Greensboro Class of 2008 and a certified management coach.

Mickey Foster, Senior Vice President and President, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Mickey Foster

Mickey Foster was named senior vice president and president of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in July 2014. Foster has leadership of the system’s flagship hospital.

Foster previously served as executive vice president of hospital operations and president, Annie Penn Hospital.  He also served in senior leadership roles at Maria Parham Medical Center in Henderson, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Randolph Hospital in Asheboro and Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, all in North Carolina.

Foster received his master’s degree in health services administration from Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, and his bachelor's degree from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In addition, he currently serves or has served on the executive boards of Hospice of Rockingham County, the Reidsville Chamber of Commerce, Reidsville YMCA, Rockingham Health Alliance, Rockingham Wells Fargo, and Rockingham and Caswell County Salvation Army. Foster will join the East Carolina University Board of Visitors in August. 

Bob Goldstein, Executive Vice President, Physician Network

Bob Goldstein, Pres. Cone Healyh Medical Group

Bob Goldstein serves as executive vice president, physician network, a position he’s held since 2008. Goldstein is responsible for the Cone Health physician’s network including Cone Health Medical Group and Primary Care Collaborative, the focal point for primary care delivery transformation. He is also involved in numerous physician engagement initiatives.

Goldstein joined Cone Health in March 2002 as vice president/executive director of LeBauer HealthCare.

He received his master's degree in health administration from Duke University and his bachelor’s degree from State University of New York, Stony Brook. 

Goldstein is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives. He serves on the board of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Goldstein is also a member of the Temple Emanuel Board of Trustees and a member of the NewBridge Bank Advisory Board. He is past chair of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the American College of Medical Practice Executives, and 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.

Debbie Green, DNP, RN, President, Annie Penn Hospital and Behavioral Health Hospital

Debbie GreenDebbie 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, Senior Vice President, Cone Health, and President, Alamance Regional Medical Center

Preston Hammock

Preston Hammock serves as senior vice president and president, Alamance Regional Medical Center, a position he’s held since 2013. Hammock manages the hospital’s day-to-day operations.

Hammock joined Alamance Regional in 2006 and has served in various senior leadership roles including senior vice president and vice president.

Hammock holds a master’s degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Benjamin Rodin Scholar, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University.

He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the recipient of the group’s 2013 Regent Award. In 2009, Hammock was named one of the 40 Leaders Under 40, by The Triad Business Journal, and in 2011 was recognized as one of Business Leader magazine’s Movers and Shakers. He is also active on several boards, including Hospice and Palliative Care of Alamance-Caswell, United Way of Alamance County and the Medical Advisory Board for Siemens Healthcare’s SYNGO US Division

Paul Jeffrey, Senior Vice President & Chief Inclusion Officer, Cone Health, and President, Wesley Long Hospital

Paul Jeffrey

Paul Jeffrey serves as senior vice president & chief inclusion office for Cone Health and as president of Wesley Long Hospital. He was named Wesley Long president in March 2007, and chief inclusion officer in September 2012.

Jeffrey joined Cone Health in January 2004 serving as vice president/administrator of the Behavioral Health Center.

Jeffrey earned his master's degree in business administration from Florida International University, Miami, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Jeffrey is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Institute for Diversity in Health Management and National Center for Healthcare Leaders – Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. He also serves as the chair of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Fundraising Campaign.  In 2011, he was awarded the Change Agent Award by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce for positively impacting diversity and inclusion.

William T. Morgan, MD, President, Cone Health Medical Group

William Morgan

William T. Morgan, MD, was named president of Cone Health Medical Group in February 2015. In this position, he serves as the chief medical officer and provides executive oversight for operations of the organization.

He joined Cone Health in a new role as the Executive Medical Director of the Cone Health Medical Group in March 2013. Morgan came to Cone Health from Health First, a four-hospital system in Brevard County, Florida where he served as senior vice president and corporate officer.

Morgan earned his medical degree at the University of Mississippi in Jackson. He was an internal medical resident at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.

Support & Strategy

Noel F. Burt, PhD, Executive Vice President, People & Corporate Services

Noel Burt

Noel F. Burt, PhD, was named executive vice president of people and corporate services in January 2010.  He is responsible for strategic oversight of the human resources, marketing, fund development, legal services, security services and occupational health units.
 
Burt joined Cone Health in 2003 as vice president of human resources. Prior to joining Cone Health, Burt served as vice president of human resources at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center.
 
Burt earned his doctorate and master’s degrees in organizational psychology from Atlanta’s Georgia State University and a master’s degree in divinity from Emory University in Atlanta.
 
Burt was named a 2008 Impact HR/Staffing Leader by Business Leader Magazine.  He serves on the board of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro and chairs the Worship and Arts Committee at Christ United Methodist Church.

Joan Evans, Executive Vice President, Innovation and Transformation

Joan Evans

Joan Evans was promoted to executive vice president, innovation and transformation in May 2014. Evans is responsible for helping leaders and other Cone Health employees develop innovative ways of improving quality, service and cost. Evans also has responsibility for organizational and leadership development, culture transformation, the Cone Health Lean Office and the enterprise portfolio management function.

Prior to her current position, Evans was vice president of organizational effectiveness and performance. 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 an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond. She also is a graduate of the NeuroLeadership Institute™ with a certification in neuroleadership, and is a certified ontological executive coach.

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 also serves on the Elon University Board of Advisors and the board of the Greensboro Science Center.

Jeff Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Jones, CFO

Jeffrey "Jeff" Jones is executive vice president and chief financial officer, a position he has held since February 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.

Jones, who is currently a candidate for a doctorate in management from Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, earned an MBA degree from West Virginia University in Morganton and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and Health Management Academy. He serves on the board of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro.

 

Jim Roskelly, Executive Vice President, Strategic Development

Jim Roskelly

Jim Roskelly, executive vice president, strategic development, 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 a Certificate of Need approval.

Roskelly joined Cone Health in 1986 as Director of Corporate Planning and Development and became Vice President, Planning and Development in 1987. He assumed his current position in January 2010.

Roskelly holds a Master of Health Administration degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also is a member of the American Hospital Association Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, and the Carolinas Society for Hospital Planning and Marketing.

Other Leaders

Tim Rice, CEO Emeritus

Tim Rice

R. Timothy Rice serves as chief executive officer emeritus of Cone Health. Rice now represents Cone Health on various state and national health care organization boards.

Rice was named president and chief executive officer in 2004. He held previous positions as chief operating officer, executive vice president of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and executive vice president of the Health Services Division.

Rice has a master's degree in health administration from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Washington State University.

Rice is president and board chair of The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL). The NCHL is a not-for-profit that works to improve population health by strengthening healthcare leadership. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Rice is a member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership. Rice also serves on the boards of North Carolina A&T State University and The Joint Commission. He was 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 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Hospital Association that same year.

Susan Shumaker, RN, MHA, President, Cone Health Foundation

Susan Shumaker, President, Cone Health Foundation

Susan Fitzgibbon Shumaker, RN, MHA, is the president of Cone Health Foundation, a position she has held since September 2009. Cone Health Foundation, a supporting organization to Cone Health, uses its resources to support strategies that strengthen, improve and expand access to health care in Greensboro.

Shumaker has been with Cone Health since 2001. Her previous role was president of Annie Penn Hospital and executive vice president, Cone Health.

She has a master's degree in health administration and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Duke University.

Shumaker is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a board member of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, United Way of Greater Greensboro and Action Greensboro Operating Group. She also serves on the board of North Carolina Network of Grantmakers, the state’s only forum for sharing information and promoting cooperation among North Carolina’s grantmakers.

 

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