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Executive Leadership

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Vice Chancellor
LouAnn Woodward, MD
Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine | Biography
Executive Cabinet
Ralph H. Didlake, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer | Biography
Charles S. O'Mara, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs | Biography
Richard L. Summers, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research | Biography
Kevin Cook, MSBA
Health System Chief Executive Officer | Biography

Nelson C. Weichold, MHA
Chief Financial Officer

Thomas H. Fortner, MBA
Chief Institutional Advancement Officer | Biography
henderson,-paula-web2.jpgPaula M. Henderson, MBA
Chief Human Resources Officer | Biography
Loretta Jackson-Williams, MD
Vice Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine | Biography
Brian Rutledge, Chief of StaffBrian Rutledge, PhD
Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice Chancellor | Biography
Juanyce TaylorJuanyce Taylor, PhD
Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer | Biography
Smith, William.jpgWilliam Smith III, JD
Interim General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Jonathan WilsonJonathan Wilson, PhD
Chief Administrative Officer | Biography
Academic Officers
Jessica Bailey, PhD
Dean of the School of Health Related Professions
Bettina M. Beech, DrPH
Dean of the School of Population Health
Joey Granger, PhD
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences
David Felton, DMD
Dean of the School of Dentistry
Leigh Ann Ross, PharmD
Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, School of Pharmacy
Stewart,-Mary01-HR.jpgMary Stewart, PhD
Interim Dean of the School of Nursing
Emeriti
Edrie J. George, MSN, EdDDean Emeritus of the School of Nursing
James E. Keeton, MDVice Chancellor Emeritus for Health Affairs
Dean Emeritus of the School of Medicine
J. Perry McGinnis, DDSDean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry