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Executive Management

Charles A. Stark (Chuck), FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer

Columbus Regional Health

Charles A. Stark (Chuck) joined Columbus Regional Health in February 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer. He comes to Columbus from Firelands Regional Health System, a three-hospital integrated health care delivery system, in Sandusky, Ohio. He led the system from 2004 until 2012.

Mr. Stark has more than 25 years of experience in hospital and health system leadership. Before joining Firelands Regional Health System in 2004, he spent 13 years with HealthSouth Corp. in progressively responsible leadership roles in Texas, Virginia and Alabama, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President with oversight of the acute care hospital division with facilities in Alabama and Florida. Mr. Stark also previously served for six years with Humana, Inc. in the hospital division, holding senior leadership assignments in Florida and Texas.

He has served in numerous civic and professional leadership roles, including service as a board member for the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Health Information Partnership. He was recognized as a 1993 “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare magazine. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. Stark earned his undergraduate degree cum laude in 1983 from Duke University in Durham, N.C., with a major in Psychology. He completed his Master of Health Administration degree at Duke University in 1985.

Scott Hill
Chief Operating Officer
Columbus Regional Health

Scott Hill joined Columbus Regional Health as Chief Operating Officer in October 2012. Previously, Mr. Hill was the CEO of LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, a Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) facility, in Blacksburg, Va. He has been with HCA in CEO and other progressively responsible leadership roles for 12 years at several facilities, including Northern Virginia Community and Dominion Hospitals in Arlington and Falls Church, Va., and Henrico Doctors’ Hospitals in Richmond, Va. He has also held positions with the HealthSouth Corporation in Richmond and was employed as an exercise physiologist at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus in the mid-1990s.

Mr. Hill received both his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotion and his Master of Education degree from Auburn University. He received a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.


Regina Blount
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Doctors Specialty Hospital

Regina Blount, MSN, RN, MSM, CNOR, became Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Doctors Specialty Hospital in July 2013. Ms.Blount has been a Registered Nurse for 27 years and also holds the title of Director of Surgical Services at Doctors Specialty Hospital. Ms. Blount received her undergraduate degrees in Nursing from Chattahoochee Valley Community College and Troy University and her graduate degrees from Troy University and Walden University. She holds her certification in Operating Room Nursing.
 

Michelle Breitfelder
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Northside Medical Center

Michelle Breitfelder, MSN, RN, FACHE, CIC, is Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at Northside Medical Center. A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Mrs. Breitfelder has held many leadership positions in healthcare. For almost 14 years, she was employed at Hughston Hospital (now Northside Medical Center). Prior to becoming Vice President and CNO in 2007, she was the facility's Director of Nursing from 2004-2007 and Infection Control Coordinator and ICU Manager from 2000-2004. She was also an administrator of Georgia Baptist Home Health for the Columbus and Pine Mountain area from 1997-1999 and administrator of Clear Lake Home Health in Clear Lake, Texas, from 1995-1997. She has also worked in critical care, cardiac rehabilitation, and public health.

Mrs. Breitfelder received a Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Troy University, and a Nursing diploma from Flower School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio. She also holds a certification in Infection Control.

William Brouwer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Columbus Regional Medical Group

William Brouwer, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Columbus Regional Medical Group (CRPG), joined Columbus Regional Health in February 2013. His 30 years of executive and operational experience in the health care industry has included physician hospital relationships, managed care,start-up acquisitions, and single and multi-specialty facilities.

Mr. Brouwer comes to Columbus from Bloomington, Ill. where he was Director of Healthcare Practice for Navigant Consulting . Previously, he was President of Physicians Management Corporation at BroMenn Medical Center and Vice President of Operations at Advocate Medical Group, both in Normal, Ill. He was also Executive Director of Managed Care for Adventist Health – West in Roseville, Calif. and CEO of Visalia Medical Clinic in Visalia, Calif.

Mr. Brouwer has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University in Denver, Colo. He is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.

 

Allen Butcher, CPA
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Columbus Regional Health

Allen R. Butcher, CPA, is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Columbus Regional Health. Mr. Butcher came to CRH from Parkersburg, W.Va., where he served as Vice President and CFO at Camden Clark Medical Center starting in 2003.

He previously served as Vice President and CFO at West Virginia United Health System in Fairmont, W.V.; Vice President of Business Operations at University Health Associates in Morgantown, W.Va.; and CFO at Public Employees Insurance Agency in Charleston, W.Va.

Mr. Butcher is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at West Virginia University and Master of Professional Accountancy degree at West Virginia University in Morganton, W.Va.   

He has served as a board member of West Virginia Economic Development Authority and is a member of the Medical Group Management Association, American College of Medical Practice Executives and Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Ryan Chandler
President and CEO

Midtown Medical Center

Ryan Chandler joined Columbus Regional Health in June 2012 as President and CEO of Midtown Medical Center. Mr. Chandler comes to Columbus from Firelands Regional Healthcare System in Sandusky, Ohio, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Management degree and his Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Louisiana State University.

Douglas Colburn
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Columbus Regional Health

Doug Colburn joined Columbus Regional Health in July 2010 as Chief Information Officer. He comes to Columbus from the Nebraska Heart Institute and Nebraska Heart Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. He began as director of Information Technology at the Institute and was promoted to CIO following the construction of the physician-owned hospital. Mr. Colburn is a graduate of Union College where he received a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems with a pre-medical school emphasis. He also holds a master's degree in healthcare administration from Bellevue University.

Laura Drew
Senior Vice President for Constant Readiness and Regulatory Compliance
Columbus Regional Health

Laura Drew joined Columbus Regional Health as the Senior Vice President for Constant Readiness and Regulatory Compliance in October 2012. This office is responsible for Case Management, Source Program, Health Information Management, Infection Control, Medical Staff Office, Quality Management, Recovery Audit Contractor Program and Regulatory Management as it relates to The Joint Commission, and Risk Management. Ms. Drew also serves on the Columbus Technical College Foundation Board of Trustees. Ms. Drew has over 25 years of health care experience. Previously, Ms. Drew worked at a Thomsen Reuters Top 100 Hospital, providing leadership, strategic direction and administrative oversight of the quality improvement initiatives. Ms. Drew also served as a National Baldrige Examiner in 2011 and 2012. Ms. Drew holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, Operations Specialization from Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls Ore. and a Masters in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration option from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minn.

Bonnie Franco
Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer
Midtown Medical Center

Bonnie Franco, M.S.N., M.P.A., R.N., joined Columbus Regional Health in June 2012 as Vice President of Nursing Operations at Midtown Medical Center. Mrs. Franco was formerly Administrative Director of Nursing Excellence at St. Francis Hospital, where she has over 30 years experience and progressive nursing leadership roles in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She holds a Master in Nursing degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University. She is currently president of the West Central District Organization for Nurse Leaders, vice president of Georgia Organization of Nurse Leaders, and a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She was a 2009 recipient of Georgia Hospital Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tamara L. (“Tami”) Jackson, FACHE

Chief Executive Officer

Northside Medical Center and Doctors Specialty Hospital

 

Tamara L. (“Tami”) Jackson, MSN, FACHE, joined Columbus Regional Health in April 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer of Doctors Specialty Hospital. She is the first woman to serve in a CEO role in the history of Doctors Specialty Hospital and Columbus Regional Health. She became CEO of Northside Medical Center in addition to her current role as CEO of Doctors Specialty Hospital in July 2013.

Ms. Jackson began her career as a patient transporter when she completed high school. In 1981, she was employed as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Providence Hospital in Sandusky, Ohio, and joined Firelands Regional Medical Center in 1985. She held several progressive leadership positions, the most recent as Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief Nursing Officer.

 

Ms. Jackson earned her LPN diploma from Sandusky School of Practical Nursing in 1981; her RN diploma from Providence Hospital School of Nursing in Sandusky in 1984; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Bowling Green State University in 1986; Master of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Ohio in 1998; and is a current Doctorate of Nursing Candidate at the University of Toledo, with projected completion in Spring 2014. 

 

She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. 

D. Wayne Joiner, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Columbus Regional Health

Wayne Joiner currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Columbus Regional Health. Mr. Joiner was appointed to his current role in November 2008. Prior to his current appointment, he had served as Vice President from March 1990 to November 2008 and Assistant Vice President since 1987. He served as Assistant Director of Human Resources for Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Ga., from 1983-1985, and as Director of Human Resources from 1985-1987. He joined the staff of The Medical Center (now Midtown Medical Center) in 1981 as an employment specialist.

Mr. Joiner is a graduate of Columbus State University, and holds a master’s degree in personnel management from Troy State University. He is a past president and member of the Georgia Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, a member and has served on the board of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and past President of the Society for Human Resource Management, Columbus chapter.

In addition, Mr. Joiner is past Chairman of the board of directors of the Valley Rescue Mission, past President of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus, and has served on the board for the Columbus State University Athletic Hall of Fame, the Urban League of Greater Columbus and most recently served on the board of directors of the Columbus Technical College Foundation. He currently serves on the board of The Literacy Alliance of Columbus and Goodwill Industries of the Southern Rivers, Inc. Mr. Joiner is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Columbus.

 

Aline Lasseter, CFRE
President

Columbus Regional Health Foundation

 

Aline Lasseter, CFRE, is the first President of Columbus Regional Health Foundation.  Ms. Lasseter came to CRH from Wilmington, N.C. where she served as Executive Director and Vice President of Development at New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation for the past eight years. Prior to Wilmington NC, she lived in Savannah GA where she was Executive Director of the Foundations for the St. Joseph’s/Candler health system and Director of Development for Memorial Health University Medical Center Foundation.

She also has worked as Marketing Manager with Wendy’s International in Atlanta and as Marketing and Public Relations Director for McDonald’s Advertising Co-op of Coastal Georgia in Savannah.

L.M. “Tripp” Layfield III
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Columbus Regional Health

Tripp Layfield joined Columbus Regional Health as director of legal services in 2002. He was appointed vice president and general counsel in 2003 and to his current position in 2008. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Auburn University and spent five years in Washington, D.C., as a political appointee in the Reagan and Bush administrations. He earned his law degree from Mercer University Law School in Macon, Ga., and returned to Columbus to practice law in 1995. He is admitted to practice before the Bars of Georgia, Alabama and the District of Columbia.

John Sims, FACHE
Executive Director, Spring Harbor at Green Island

Columbus Regional Health

John Sims has over 30 years experience in skilled nursing and long-term care. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of Spring Harbor at Green Island, a continuing care retirement community, Mr. Sims was the Senior Vice President of Columbus Regional Health. He holds a bachelor's degree from Emory University and a master's degree in aging from the University of North Texas. Mr. Sims is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past chairman of the Georgia Healthcare Association, a long-term care organization. Mr. Sims held a senior management position at Columbus Regional from 1996-2001 and rejoined the organization in 2008.

Mark Twilla
Chief Operating Officer of The Medical Center
Columbus Regional Health

Mark Twilla, R.N., B.S.N., M.H.A., is the Chief Operating Officer of Midtown Medical Center. With over 18 years of health care related experiences, Mr. Twilla’s concentration has been in both profit and not-for-profit hospital operations, business development, physician relations and managed care. Additionally, he is a Registered Nurse, giving him a unique perspective to healthcare administration and organizational operations.

Most recently, Mr. Twilla was Vice President of Support Services at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia. He has also held leadership positions at Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden, N.C., University of North Carolina Health Care System, Inc. in Chapel Hill, N.C., Four County Health Network in Henderson, N.C. and Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City, N.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

As the region's leading provider of healthcare, Columbus Regional Health has touched the lives of most of the children and adults in this region through its comprehensive network of services. Located in the West Georgia city of Columbus, Columbus Regional was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit health services organization, but its roots can be traced back to 1836 when the local hospital was a small wooden building on the banks of the Chattahoochee River.