Leadership

The leadership at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is proud to steward one of the most prestigious health systems in the country. It includes:

Julie Ann Freischlag, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Wake Forest Baptist Health
Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine  

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

Lilicia Bailey, MBA, MA 
Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer 

Todd Bankhead, MBA, MPA
Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations and Patient Financial Services

Chad Brown, FACHE
President, Davie Medical Center - Wake Forest Baptist Health
President, Wilkes Medical Center - Wake Forest Baptist Health

Kathy Bumgarner
Vice President, Total Rewards

Bradley A. Clark, MBA, CTP
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 

Anthony Cunningham, MBA
Vice President, Patient Financial Services

Conrad Emmerich, MBA
Senior Vice President, Business Services 

Jena Folger, MBA/MHA
Vice President, Network Growth, Strategy and Business Development

Gary R. Gunderson, DMin, MDiv
Vice President, FaithHealth

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

Jim Hoekstra, MD
Senior Vice President and Associate Dean, Clinical and Academic Network Development
President, High Point Medical Center – Wake Forest Baptist Health

Jennifer Houlihan, MSP, MA
Vice President, Value-Based Care and Population Health

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

Jerri Irby, MS, MBA
Vice President, Human Resources

William B. "Bill" James, MHA, FACHE
President, Lexington Medical Center - Wake Forest Baptist Health

Yates Lackey
Vice President and Chief Audit and Compliance Officer

Richard Lord, MD, MA
Vice President, Primary Care and Population Health
Chair, Family and Community Medicine

Karin Mabe, MBA
Interim Vice President, Managed Care

Lisa Marshall
Vice President, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, Chief Philanthropy Officer

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

Reginald (Reggie) Munden, MD, DMD, MBA
Interim Vice President, Cancer Services and Executive Director, Cancer Service Line
Chair, Radiology
Executive Director, Imaging Services

Christopher O'Byrne, MS
Vice President and Associate Dean, Research Administration and Operations

Denise Potter
Vice President and Chief Communications, Marketing and Media Officer

Joanne C. Ruhland, MBA
Vice President, Government Relations

Will Showalter, MPA, MURP
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Alisa Starbuck, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, NEA-BC
President, Brenner Children’s Hospital and
Vice  President, Women’s and Children’s Health Service

Mike Waid, MBA
Senior Vice President, Health System Operations and Integration

McLain Wallace, JD
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Cathleen Wheatley, DNP, RN, CENP
President of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center &
System Chief Nurse Executive, Sr. Vice President of Clinical Operations

Terry G. Williams, MBA 
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Terri Yates, PhD
Vice President and Associate Dean, Healthcare Education Administration