Leadership

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

Edward Abraham, MD
Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine 

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 

Chad Eckes, MBA, PMP 
Executive Vice President, Corporate Services; 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
Vice President, Chief Human Resources 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
Vice President, Academic Administration and Operations, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Executive Vice Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Russell M. Howerton, MD, FACS
Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations, 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

Norman D. Potter, Jr.
Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center 

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

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

Cathleen A. Wheatley, MS, RN, CENP
Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President, Clinical Operations, Wake Forest Baptist Health

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