Connecting | Learning | Leading

GAHE Leadership

GAHE is led by a volunteer, elected board of directors. Terms are one year and election is held at the GAHE Annual Meeting.

2019 Board Leadership


Callie Andrews, MBA, MSHA, FACHE
Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
WellStar Cobb Hospital

Vice President

R. Trent Lind, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
Eastside Medical Center


John Kueven, FACHE, MHA, RN
WellStar Paulding Hospital


Taylan Bozkurt, MBA, FACHE
Assistant Chief Operating Officer and Director of Telemedicine
Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America

Immediate Past President and
Senior Executives Committee Chair

Timothy A. Slocum FACHE, CSSBB, CHFM
Vice President Support Services
Navicent Healthcare

Members at Large

Board Member At Large and
Membership Growth & Satisfaction Committee Chair

Chet S. Bhasin, FACHE
Shepherd Center

Board Member At Large and
Physician Executives Group Chair

[position open]

Board Member At Large and
Fellow Advancement Committee Chair

Rahul Ghotge, MD, FACHE
Stroudwater Associates

Board Member At Large and
Sponsorship Committee Chair

Bobby Ryan, FACHE, MBA
Chief Growth Officer

Local Programs Councils Committee Chair

Jon-Paul Croom
President & System Senior VP
WellStar North Fulton Hospital

Communications Committee Chair

President, Brighthour HIT Consulting
Information Technology Operational & Project Leader, Emory Healthcare, Inc. (Johns Creek)

Board Member at Large and
Programs Committee Chair

Doug Gregory, FACHE
Executive Director of Cardiology
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital

Joint Programs Committee Chair

Stuart Downs, DNP, RN
VP & Chief Operating Officer
WellStar Atlanta Medical Center

Career Development Committee Chair

Sonja McLendon, FACHE
Chief Operational Excellence
Northeast Georgia Health System

ACHE Regent for Georgia (Interim)

Mary Germann, RN, MN, SFHM, FACHE
AVP, Hospital-Based Physician Services
HCA Healthcare, Inc.

Board Advisors

J. Craig Honaman, CRC, FACHE
H & H Consulting Partners

J. Larry Tyler, FACHE, FHFMA, CMPE
Chairman & CEO
Practical Governance Group

GAHE Administrator

GAHE Administrator and Business Manager

Karen Manno
Etech-Services, LLC