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WakeMed and its leadership is committed to being the best in the health care business.  We continually offer new and improved medical services, build state-of-the-art, convenient facilities for our customers and hire the best and the brightest people to work in our organization - all in the name of providing a quality experience for the people we serve.

WakeMed Board of Directors

As a private, not-for-profit organization, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is governed by a 14-member volunteer Board of Directors who are representative of the communities we serve.  All inquiries for the Board should be directed to Roylyn Johnson, manager, Office of the Board and CEO at 919-350-8102 or

Executive Staff

Donald R. Gintzig
President & CEO

 Michael DeVaughn, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Michael D. DeVaughn, CPA, MBA
Executive Vice President, Finance
Chief Financial Officer
 Thomas G. Gettinger - WakeMed - Raleigh NC Thomas G. Gettinger, MHA
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
 Vicki Block, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Vicki Block, MHA
Senior Vice President & Raleigh Campus Administrator
 Cindy Boily, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Cindy A. Boily, RN, MSN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer
 David Coulter, WakeMed - Raleigh NC David C. Coulter, MHA
Senior Vice President & Administrator, Cary Hospital
Carolyn Knaup, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Carolyn Knaup, RN, MHA
Senior Vice President of Ambulatory Services & Physician Operations
 Jeanene Martin, WakeMed - Raleigh NC

Jeanene R. Martin, MPH, MEd
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

John Piatkowski, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Physician Services
 H. West Lawson, MD, WakeMed - Raleigh NC

H. West Lawson, MD
Chief Medical Officer

 Rebecca Andrews, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Rebecca E. Andrews, MSCL
Vice President, Health Information and Utilization Management
 Denton Arledge, WakeMed - Raleigh NC

Denton Arledge, MBA
Vice President & Chief Information Officer

 Thomas Cavender, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Thomas G. Cavender
Vice President, Facilities & Construction
  Christine Craig
Vice President, Government Affairs
Sheri De Shazo
Vice President, North Hospital Administrator
 Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Betsy Gaskins-McClaine, RN, BSN, MSN-C
Vice President, Heart & Vascular Services
  Dudley Harrington, MBA
Vice President, Revenue Cycle
Debra Laughery, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Debra Z. Laughery, MBA
Vice President, Public Relations
Claire Mortiz, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Claire L. Moritz, JD
Vice President, Legal Services/General Counsel
  West Paul, MD, PhD
Vice President, Quality & Patient Safety

John Perry, MD
Vice President, Medical Education


Georgia Sumiel, WakeMed - Raleigh NC Georgia Sumiel, MSHA
Vice President, Operations
W. Stan Taylor, WakeMed - Raleigh NC W. Stan Taylor, MBA
Vice President, Corporate Planning
  Zachary T. Donahue - WakeMed - Raleigh NC

Zachary T. Donahue, CPA
Chief Audit Officer & Executive Director Internal Audit



Alice Martin, BSN, JD, CHC, CHPC, CFE
Interim, Chief Compliance Officer


Medical Staff

Our physicians represent nearly every medical and surgical specialty, with 90+% being either Board certified or Board eligible.  Our physicians hold key leadership positions throughout the organization - current presidents of our Medical Staffs are as follows:

  • Karen Bash, MD - WakeMed Raleigh Campus
  • Chris Fleming, MD - WakeMed Cary Hospital
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