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New Baptist Leaders: At a Glance

During the past few months, Baptist has welcomed more than a dozen leaders into new roles. Some will serve at the system level and many will join hospital leadership teams, but they all bring a wealth of experience and expertise into their new positions.

Kimberly Young

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Vice President of Finance Operations
  • Previous Role: Chief Financial Officer, Baptist Medical Group
  • Background
    • 30-year Baptist team member
    • Bachelor of Business Administration: Finance and Master of Business Administration: Finance, Memphis State University

Tom Barnett

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Vice President and Chief Information and Digital Officer
  • Previous Role: Vice President, Chief Information Officer, The University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Background
    • Held information technology leadership roles at Henry Ford Health System and Northshore University Health System
    • Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems and Master of Business Administration, Oakland University

Brad Parsons

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Administrator and CEO, Baptist Memphis
  • Previous Role: Administrator and CEO, NEA Baptist Health System
  • Background
    • 12-year Baptist team member
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Birmingham Southern College
    • Master’s Degrees in hospital administration and business administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Samuel Pieh

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Memphis
  • Previous Role: Vice President of Operations, Sentara CarePlex Hospital
  • Background
    • Director of Rehabilitation, Baptist Tipton (2006 to 2009)
    • Bachelor of Science, University of Memphis
    • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Tennessee
    • Master of Business Administration, Union University
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Temple University

Dr. Ashley Harris

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Assistant Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Memphis
  • Previous Role: Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Golden Triangle
  • Background
    • Completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine and served as an associate faculty member at Harvard University Medical School
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Mississippi State University
    • Master of Health Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Medical Degree, University of Mississippi School of Medicine

Brian Hogan

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Administrator and CEO, Baptist DeSoto
  • Previous Role: Associate Administrator, Baptist DeSoto
  • Background
    • 26-year Baptist team member
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Baptist College of Health Sciences
    • Earned a Master of Science in Nursing Degree

Octavius Ivy

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Associate Administrator, Baptist DeSoto
  • Previous Role: Chief Operations Officer, Winston Medical Center
  • Background
    • Spent 12 years in leadership roles at North Mississippi Health Services
    • Bachelor of Science: Biology, Morehouse College
    • Master of Science: Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Meharry Medical College

Randy White

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Chief Nursing Officer, Baptist DeSoto
  • Previous Role: Chief Nursing Officer, Baptist Union County
  • Background
    • 22-year Baptist team member
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of North Alabama
    • Master of Healthcare Administration, Grand Canyon University

Chris Threadgill

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Administrator and CEO, Baptist Calhoun and Baptist Nursing Home
  • Previous Role: Radiology Administrator/Quality Management and Risk Coordinator, Baptist Attala
  • Background
    • 21-year Mississippi Baptist Health Systems/Baptist Memorial Health Care team member
    • Bachelor of Science Degree: Radiologic Science, Northeast Louisiana University
    • Master of Science Degree: Radiology Administration, Midwestern State University
    • Doctoral Degree: Healthcare Administration, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Heather Reid

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Chief Nursing Officer, Baptist Union County
  • Previous Role: Emergency Department Nurse Manager, Baptist Union County
  • Background
    • 16-year Baptist team member
    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of North Alabama

Samuel Lynd

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Administrator and CEO, NEA Baptist Health System
  • Previous Role: Chief Operating Officer, Baptist Memphis
  • Background
    • Former Frank S. Groner Administrative Fellow
    • Bachelor of Science: Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama
    • Master of Business Administration and Master of Science: Health Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Melanie Edens

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Chief Operating Officer, NEA Baptist Health System
  • Previous Role: Associate Administrator, NEA Baptist Health System
  • Background
    • 20-year Baptist/Northeast Arkansas Medical Center team member
    • Bachelor of Science: Radiologic Sciences, Arkansas State University
    • Master of Business Administration, Arkansas State University

Dr. Jamie Martin

 

 

 

 

  • New Role: Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Golden Triangle
  • Previous Role: Medical Director, Baptist Golden Triangle hospitalist program
  • Background
    • Worked as a paramedic for 12 years
    • Bachelor’s Degree, Delta State University
    • Medical Degree, St. Matthews University School of Medicine