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Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FRCS, Ed (Hon)
Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

John D. McConnell, MD
Chief Executive Officer Emeritus, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  

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

Eric Tomlinson, DSc, PhD 
Chief Innovation Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center; President, Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 

Bradley A. Clark, MBA, CTP 
Vice President of Treasury, Interim Leader of Corporate Services; Interim Chief Financial Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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

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

Deette “Dee” Emon, MS, BSN
Vice President, Information Technology and Services, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Robert “Bob” J. Gfeller, Jr., MBA 
Executive Vice President, External Relations, 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

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

Karen H. Huey
Vice President, Facilities, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

Cheryl E. H. Locke
Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

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

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

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

Cathleen A. Wheatley, MS, RN, CENP
Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive, Wake Forest Baptist Health

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