Chuck Elliott has been CEO and president of Johnston Health since October 2009. In addition to his administrative and leadership duties, he oversees the areas of quality and Lean transformation. He and his wife, Deb, live in Smithfield.
Eddie Klein has been the chief financial officer at Johnston Health since June 2011. Also, he oversees the areas of case management, medical records and information technology. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Clayton.
Starting in 2008, Ruth Marler was the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for six years at Johnston Health. In 2015, she accepted the operations and nursing oversight, as well, for Johnston Health Clayton. Since the opening of a three-story wing in 2015, the former outpatient center and free-standing emergency department have become a full-service hospital. She and her, husband, Jimmy live in Pine Level.
Dr. Donald Pocock has been vice president of medical affairs since December 2013. Before transitioning his career to oversight of hospital medical staff services, he practiced internal medicine in eastern North Carolina for 21 years. He and his wife, Darby, live in Clayton.
April Culver began working for Johnston Health in 2001 and became a vice president in 2004. As vice president of planning and external affairs, she advocates for the health care system on the local, state and federal levels, and coordinates all planning activities for the organization, including Certificate of Need approvals. In addition, she oversees volunteer services, the foundation departmet, spiritual care, and marketing and community relations. She and her husband, Chad, and daughter, Ava, live in Smithfield.
Tim Hays has been vice president of human resources since 2008. In addition, he oversees the education department and the Early Learning Center, a five-star NAEYC-accredited day care for children. Tim and his wife, Bobbi, live in Smithfield.
Kyle McDermott joined the organization in 1983. In his role as vice president of support services, he is responsible for construction, resource management, engineering and security as well as the contracts for food and environmental services. He is the Administrator of Johnston Health Clayton, and is also active in the work of the Johnston Health Foundation, which he organized in 1992. He and his wife, Irene, live in Clayton.
Johnston Health Medical Executive Committee
Regina Ryan, MD, President
Leslie L. Taylor III, MD, Vice President
Kumari Verghese, MD, Secretary/Treasurer
Jeri E. Dickinson, MD, MEC at Large
Stanley Watson, MD, Chief of Medicine
Richard Alioto, MD, Chief of Surgery
Manny Gupta, DO, Chief of Hospital Services
Craig Carter, MD, Immediate Past President
Donald Pocock, MD, Vice President Medical Affairs (adhoc member)