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ACHE of Georgia Leadership

ACHE of Georgia is led by a volunteer, elected board of directors. Terms are one year and election is held at the ACHE of Georgia Annual Meeting.

2024 Board Leadership



Jon-Paul Croom, MSHA, MBA, FACHE
President & System Senior VP
WellStar North Fulton Hospital

Vice President

Lindsey H. Petrini, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Piedmont Newton Hospital


Sanford G. Duke, MD, MBA, FACHE
Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Atrium Health Navicent


Roy M. Griffin, MBA
Vice President, Financial Operations
North Georgia Health System

Immediate ACHE of Georgia Past President and Senior Executives Committee Chair

Angela Henry, FACHE
Sector Leader, Hospital Systems
and Academic Medicine –
Professional Search
Korn Ferry

Board Members at Large

Board Member at Large and
Membership Growth and
Satisfaction Committee Chair

Alex Almanza, SPHR, FACHE
VP Employment Practices
Emory Healthcare

Board Member At Large and
Diversity and Inclusion
Committee Chair

Trevor D. Brand, MSHA, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer
City of Hope

Board Member At Large and
Communications Committee Chair

Sepi Browning, FACHE, FHIMSS, PMP
President, Brighthour HIT Consulting
IT Director/Business Partner
Piedmont Eastside

Board Member at Large and
Programs Committee Chair

Nicole Denham, FACHE, MHA, RN
Principal Clinical Consultant
COR Consultants

Board Member At Large and
PEG (Physician Executive Group)
Committee Chair

Lily J. Henson, MD, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Piedmont Augusta Hub

Board Member At Large and
Clinician Executive
Committee Chair

Doug Gregory, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN, FACHE
Area Vice President
Egg Medical

Board Member At Large and
Sponsorship Committee Chair

Lorraine C. Smith, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Regency Hospital Macon

Board Member At Large and
Fellow Advancement
Committee Chair

Gina Tipton, RN, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Encompass Health

Subcommittee Chairs

Scholarship Subcommittee Chair

Chet Bhasin, FACHE

Transcendre Subcommittee Chair

Marion Spears Karr, FACHE
Managing Partner & Founder
in-FLOW Executives

Career Development Subcommittee

Bonnie P. Matthews, MSN, RN
Principal Clinical Consultant
COR Consultants

Joint Programs Subcommittee Chair

Shawn McBride
Senior Vice President
PNC Bank

Board Advisors

Board Advisor

Callie Andrews, MBA, MSHA, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Hospital COO
Wellstar Kennestone and|
Windy Hill Hospitals

Board Advisor

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE
Chairman & CEO
Practical Governance Group

ACHE Regent Director

ACHE Regent Director

John Kueven, MHA, RN, FACHE
President Northeast Georgia Gainesville
Northeast Georgia Health System

ACHE of Georgia Staff

ACHE of Georgia Executive Director

Bruce Lloyd