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Kidada Hawkins, FACHE

Kidada Hawkins, FACHE

PRESIDENT

Kidada Hawkins is a healthcare executive with 13 years of experience in various senior leadership roles at both non-profit and for-profit acute care health systems. Prior to joining the 505-bed Princeton Baptist Medical Center as Chief Operating Officer, he served as CEO for Shoals Hospital in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Additionally, he has held executive roles within the Birmingham-based St. Vincent’s Health System
and Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston. Mr. Hawkins graduated from Morehouse College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He received his Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Recently, Kidada was featured in Becker’s Hospital Review’s 68 African American Leaders in Healthcare 2019. This list included both established and emerging leaders throughout the country.

Mr. Hawkins’ community activities include completion of Leadership Shoals; President of The FORUM; and he serves as a board member for KidONe Transport, Inc., and chambers of commerce throughout the state.

He and his wife, Kia, have a daughter, Alahna, and a son, Houston.

Randy Thompson, FACHE

Randy Thompson, FACHE

VICE PRESIDENT/ PRESIDENT-ELECT

Randy Thompson joined Encompass Health of Montgomery, formerly HealthSouth of Montgomery as Chief Executive Officer in August of 2017.

He has more than 20 years of experience in rehabilitation. Having begun his career as a physical therapist assistant, Randy took on progressively increased leadership roles as he continued his education. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, is a board-certified long-term care administrator and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Randy retired from the United States Naval Reserves in 2011 where he was actively involved in performance improvement initiatives along with readiness training for the members of his medical unit. He earned an associate degree for a physical therapist assistant program from Davenport College, a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare management from Park University and a master’s degree in business administration from Webster University.

Zak Dorsey, FACHE

Zak Dorsey, FACHE

TREASURER/ SECRETARY

Zak Dorsey is the Director of Business Operations for the UAB Comprehensive Transplant Institute. He has worked in Transplantation for many years, and has held various leadership positions in Physician Practice Management, Managed Care Contracting, and Service Line operations. 

A native Hoosier, Zak holds a Bachelor’s of Science, and Master of Health Administration (MHA) from Indiana University. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Alabama Healthcare Executives forum, and he is Board Certified in healthcare management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. 

Zak and his wife are actively involved with their son’s sports teams, and enjoy traveling in their spare time.

Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFM

Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFM

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Nancy Borkowski, DBA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA is a professor in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the UAB Site CoDirector, NSF I/UCRC Center for Health Organization Transformation. 
Keith Alan Parrott, FACHE, MHA

Keith Alan Parrott, FACHE, MHA

ACHE REGENT FOR ALABAMA (EX OFFICIO)

Keith Parrott is a 28-year veteran healthcare executive, having served in leadership roles with Memorial Hermann in Houston for seventeen years before joining Birmingham-based Baptist Health System in 2008. After holding several leadership positions with Baptist, including CEO, Mr. Parrott jointed Tenet Health upon the culmination of a merger which created Brookwood Baptist Health. Mr. Parrott served as CEO of Brookwood Baptist Health for three years, and stepped down in December 2018.

Mr. Parrott graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL). He is board certified in Health Care Management and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Parrott was an American Hospital Association/Health Forum “Creating Healthier Communities” Fellow in 2002 and has served as Adjunct Faculty for the Health Administration Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was honored in 2003 as the Outstanding Alumnus of the UHCL Health Care Administration Program, and was recognized in 2007 as a Distinguished Alumnus of UHCL. Mr. Parrott also serves on the Executive Advisory
Board for University of Houston–Clear Lake.

Mr. Parrott’s community activities include membership in the 2010 Class of Leadership Birmingham; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama Hospital Advisory Committee (Chair 2014-2015); Alabama Hospital Association Board Member; United Way of Central Alabama Board Member; and Chair of the Board of the Birmingham Chapter of the American Heart Association. Mr. Parrott currently serves ACHE as the Regent for Alabama, and sits on the board of The Forum, the ACHE chapter for Alabama.

Rett Grover

Rett Grover

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Rett J. Grover completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama. He later received his Master of Science in Health Administration and Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He completed his Administrative Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi and assumed the position of Director of Business Operations for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation in April of 2010. After several years at UMMC, Rett joined the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital and Ophthalmology Services Foundation as the Operations Administrator in 2012. In 2015, Rett became the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics Chief Operating Officer and in 2018 he was named Chief Executive Officer. Grover is a member of the Alabama Hospital Association Birmingham Regional Council and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He serves as a board member for the Alabama Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Ophthalmology Services Foundation and the Eyesight Foundation of Alabama.

Nhi Jaimie Pham

Nhi Jaimie Pham

SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING DIRECTOR

Jaimie Pham graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a bachelor of science in International Business and Chinese Language. Before pursuing graduate studies, she gained health care administrative experiences through her internship at Texas Children’s Hospital and worked with front office staff at Bellaire Diagnostic Imaging in Houston, Texas. In 2018, Jaimie received her dual MSHA/MBA degrees from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During her studies, she continued her position as Student Associate and Graduate Administrative Intern at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics, which is also where she completed her Administrative Fellowship. She currently serves as the Director of Ambulatory Operations at UAB Callahan Eye Hospital & Clinics.

Charlie Faulkner

Charlie Faulkner

MEMBERSHIP AND ADVANCEMENT DIRECTOR

Charlie Falkner is a seasoned healthcare leader with over 40 years of healthcare leadership experience, Charlie has served in numerous CEO roles of acute care hospitals in both rural and urban settings. In addition to his CEO roles, Charlie is a licensed nursing home administrator and has experience leading large physician enterprises. Early in his career, Charlie received Early Careerist awards from both the Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of ACHE. Furthermore, in Alabama, he twice received the Senior Careerist Award for his dedication to the industry throughout the years. Charlie served in leadership roles with the Alabama Hospital Association: Chairman, Vice Chairman, & Treasurer. Charlie received his MHA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Ruben Martinez-Raposo, ME, MSHA

Ruben Martinez-Raposo, ME, MSHA

MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Ruben is a Healthcare IT executive with 17 years of experience working in various IT operations, management and leadership roles with Alabama startups companies such as Emageon and Awarix as well as global companies like McKesson, Change Healthcare and Becton & Dickinson. In this current role with Syntelli Solutions as a Healthcare Enterprise Account Executive he engages with Healthcare Executives to identify, evaluate and develop business intelligence, clinical decision support and data analytics solutions that will bring the most value out of their data to match their business strategies and drive optimal outcomes. Prior to his current role, he developed data and analytical platforms and products as a Program Manager for global medical device company Becton & Dickinson and as Senior Product Manager for McKesson and Change Healthcare. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems, completed his Master of Engineering in Information Sciences in 2012 and received his Masters of Science degree in Healthcare administration in 2015 all from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is an active member of HIMSS and Alabama ACHE Forum.

Katie Carpenter Stuhr, FACHE

Katie Carpenter Stuhr, FACHE

PROGRAM DIRECTOR; REGION A – LPC LEAD

Katie Carpenter Stuhr serves as Administrator of the North Alabama Neuro Stroke Network, a telemedicine program focused on elevating stroke care, and Manager of the Surgical Service Line at Huntsville Hospital. Katie earned her MSHA and MBA from UAB and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Katie was honored to be awarded the 2018 Early Career Regent’s Award.

Robert Leech

Robert Leech

ADVANCEMENT AND MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Robert Leech holds the position of Vice President, Home Health & Hospice Compliance at Encompass Health and is based in Birmingham. He holds a MPA degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Memphis, is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in both healthcare compliance and healthcare privacy. He currently sits on the Advancement and Membership Engagement Committee of the Forum, is a past president of the Tennessee Association for Home Care and a past board member of the National Association for Home Care, representing eight (8) states in the Southeastern US. Prior to joining Encompass Health (HealthSouth) in 2006, he was Chief Operating Officer of Unity Hospice Care, LLC and is the former Director of Home Health for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, based in Memphis, TN. He began his career with Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare.

Robert Hensley

Robert Hensley

COMMUNICATIONS - COMMITTEE MEMBER

Robert is a University of Kentucky Alum holding a masters degree in healthcare administration and is a current student in the Health Services Administration doctoral program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Robert has a passion for population health, value-based care and health policy. Currently serving as the Executive Director for ACO and CIN Operations at Tenet Healthcare for both the Alabama and Tennessee markets, Robert’s experience includes both strategic and operational leadership in Health Systems, Medical Groups, Clinically Integrated Networks, Accountable Care Organizations and Health Plans.

Mickey Trimm

Mickey Trimm

REGION B - LPC CO-LEAD

Dr. Mickey Trimm is the president and principal consultant with TwoMark Healthcare Associates, a healthcare management consulting company, based in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Trimm is in the process of retiring from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he was Associate Professor in the School of Health Professions and served as the Director of the UAB Center for Healthcare Management and Leadership. He has been involved in healthcare  strategy and operational analysis for 40 years, with experience in healthcare environments ranging from large multi-hospital systems to small, rural facilities. He has performed various consulting assignments in the strategic planning, facilities development, performance and productivity improvement, quality management, and information systems areas of healthcare operations.

Dr. Trimm received his Ph.D. in Healthcare Strategic Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His dissertation addressed physician relations with healthcare organizations. Dr. Trimm also holds degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Alabama and business (MBA) from Samford University.

Dr. Trimm was named Young Engineer of the Year in 1983 by the Birmingham Engineering Council and has received distinguished service awards by the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the Birmingham Jaycees. In 1987 the University of Alabama College of Engineering named him Distinguished Engineering Fellow. He is a fellow in the Healthcare Management and Information Systems Society (HIMSS) and past national president of the Society for Health Systems (SHS).

Dr. Trimm lives in Mountain Brook with his wife, Marjorie, a vocal instructor and opera singer, two stepsons, and two rambunctious golden doodles.

Corey Ewing

Corey Ewing

REGION B - LPC MEMBER AT LARGE

Etowah County native Corey Ewing currently serves as CEO of Gadsden Regional Medical, Gadsden, Alabama. Mr. Ewing serves on the Alabama Hospital Association Board, the United Way of Etowah County Board of Directors, The Etowah Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Prior to Gadsden he served as CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, AL. He has served as Northeast Council President since returning to Alabama 5 years ago. Ewing’s previous leadership positions include COO of 270-bed Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee; Interim CEO of 60-bed Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville, Tennessee, COO of 125-bed Stringfellow Memorial Hospital in Anniston, Alabama, ACEO of University Medical Center in Lebanon, TN. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from The University of Alabama.

Corey and his wife, Yetta, have two children and live in Gadsden.

Carol J. Ratcliffe, DNP, RN, COI, FACHE

Carol J. Ratcliffe, DNP, RN, COI, FACHE

Region B - LPC Member at Large

Dr. Carol J.Ratcliffe is chair and professor in the Healthcare Administration Department in the School of Public Health at Samford University. In addition to her roles in academia, she was vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer for 16 years in two top 10-large Catholic Healthcare Systems. Dr. Ratcliffe is a certified online instructor and board certified in healthcare management through the American College of Healthcare Executives where she is also a Fellow. She has published in peer reviewed journals and text books. Dr. Ratcliffe has been the invited speaker for numerous events and has presented internationally. She has received numerous awards and honors including induction into the Alabama Nursing Hall of Fame in 2011. Dr. Ratcliffe received a BSN from the Capstone College of Nursing at University of Alabama in 1986, a MSN in Nursing Administration from UAB School of Nursing in 1995, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Nursing Administration from the Ida Moffett School of Nursing (IMSON) at Samford University in 2009.

Michael Bartell

Michael Bartell

Region B - LPC Member at Large

Mike Bartell received his undergraduate degree in Health Science at Fresno Pacific before serving four years in the USCG. He attended Loma Linda University for his MPH in Health Administration. His health administration career began in medical practice administration, which opened a door to the acute care setting. He started in the acute care setting as Director of Quality, which evolved into 7 years in business development and service line administration. Mike joined Encompass Health in 2014, which led to CEO positions in freestanding acute inpatient settings in Phoenix City and Birmingham. He currently serves as the CEO of Encompass Health Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham.

Marc Miller

Marc Miller

REGION D – LPC MEMBER AT LARGE

Mr. Miller is a highly accomplished and nationally recognized Practice Management and Healthcare Transformation Executive, and CEO, and Corporate Officer with multi-state responsibility for executive leadership of health system physician enterprises, and Accountable Care Organizations, and Clinical Integration Organizations. He was recently awarded the “2018 Senior Executive of the Year” by the Alabama Chapter of American College of Healthcare Executives.

He is one of a few practice management executives with the credentials of an MBA, and a Board Certified Fellowship in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE), and a Board Certified Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He is accomplished in leadership, recruiting, and coaching of top talent in physician organizations, and in building top quality management teams. He has led multi-billion healthcare organizations in healthcare transformation strategies, value-based reimbursement, and population health management. Mr. Miller is the CEO of Statera Health, an Accountable Care Organization, and Clinical Integration Organization in Dothan Alabama with over 300 provider members. He previously served as the business development executive at Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network in Nashville, Tennessee, the largest clinical integration organization in the Southeast with 4,500 physicians and 56 health systems over a five state region.

He earned his undergraduate degree in general business with a concentration in marketing from Stetson University in Deland, Fla. He completed his MBA in marketing at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

He and his wife Cindy have two daughters, Adrianne and Whitney.

DOnna Zellers

DOnna Zellers

REGION E – LPC MEMBER AT LARGE

Donna is a Senior Managing Consultant in BRG’s Healthcare Performance Improvement Portfolio Optimization Practice. Donna has more than 20 years in the hospital and physician clinic setting. Donna’s skill set in the acute & non-acute clinical settings have focused on operations, supply chain management, implementation, strategic planning, new program start-ups, quality, performance improvement, and physician-hospital collaboration/integration.

 

Donna received her Bachelor of Science (Nursing) from the University of South Alabama.  She is currently completing her Doctorate of Healthcare Administration and projected to be finished December 2020.

 

Timia Acklin

Timia Acklin

Student Intern

Timia Acklin is a Huntsville native who attended The University of Alabama at Birmingham, earning her bachelor’s in Healthcare Management. During her undergraduate career she interned at the Aletheia House as the Project Development Intern and was a part of the first cohort of the UAB Academy for Addressing Health Disparities through Healthcare Leadership. She is currently a member of Class 54 of the Master’s program for Health Administration at UAB.