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Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FRCS, Ed (Hon)
Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Kevin P. High, MD, MS 
President, Health System, Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Lilicia Bailey, MBA, MA
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Bradley A. Clark, MBA, CTP 
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

Robert “Bob” J. Gfeller, Jr., MBA 
Executive Vice President, External Relations and Chief Marketing Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

Gary Gunderson, MDiv, DMin, DDiv
Vice President, Faith and Health Ministries, Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Terry L. Hales, Jr., MBA
Senior Vice President, Academic Administration and Operations, and Executive Vice Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

James Hoekstra, MD, FACEP
Senior Vice President and Associate Dean, Network Clinical and Academic Affairs, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Russell M. Howerton, MD, FACS
Senior Vice President for Network Physicians and Health System Chief Medical Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health 

Karen Hart Huey
Vice President, Facilities, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

Lisa Marshall
Vice President Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

John D. McConnell, MD
Executive Director, Wake Forest Healthcare Ventures and Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

David McIntosh, PhD
Vice President and Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Joanne C. Ruhland, MBA
Vice President, Government Relations, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Will Showalter, MPA, MURP

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

J. McLain Wallace, Jr., JD
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

Cathleen A. Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP
Senior Vice President and System Chief Nurse Executive, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Terry G. Williams, MBA 
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

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