System Administration

Carol Burrell, 2023

Carol Burrell

President and CEO

  • BS in Medical Technology, Emory/Georgia Southern
  • MHA – Health Care Administration, Central Michigan University


andrei boyarshinov

Andrei Boyarshinov

Chief Legal Officer

  • Juris Doctor, University of Florida

Chris Bray

President and CDO, Northeast Georgia Health System Foundation

  • BA in History and Political Science, University of South Florida
  • Certified Fundraising Executive¬†(CFRE)

Michael Covert

Chief Operating Officer

  • BS, MHA, Washington University

John E. Delzell, Jr., MD

Designated Institutional Official, VP Medical Education

  • MD, MPH, University of Missouri

Elyse Gates

Vice President, Revenue Cycle

  • BS in Psychology, University of Florida

Roy Griffin

Vice President, Financial Operations

  • BS in Accounting, Alabama State University
  • MACC, University of South Florida
  • MBA, University of Tampa

Steve Kelly

Chief Compliance Officer

  • JD, University of Pittsburgh
  • Postgraduate Law Degree in Health Law, Loyola University of Chicago

John Kueven

President, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

  • ASN, Itawamba Community College
  • BBA, Millsaps College
  • MHA and MBA, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Kevin Matson, Vice President, Facilities & Support Services

Kevin Matson

Vice President, Facilities, Support Services and Oncology

  • BBA, Brenau University
  • MHA, Ohio University

Sonja McLendon

Chief of Operational Excellence

  • BS in Biology, University of North Carolina
  • MEd, Sports Medicine, University of Virginia
  • MBA, University of South Carolina
  • FACHE, Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives

Steve McNeilly

Vice President, Managed Care & Integration Strategies

  • BA, University of North Georgia
  • MBA, Brenau University

Chris Paravate

Chief Information Officer

  • BS in Business Operations, DeVry Institute of Technology
  • MBA, Brenau University
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

Diane Poirot

Chief Human Resources Officer

  • BBA in Management from University of Houston
  • MBA with an HR emphasis from University of Houston

Antonio Rios, MD

Chief of Population Health

  • Medical Degree: La Salle University, Mexico
  • Fellowship: Emory University in Atlanta

Habib Samady, MD

Heart & Vascular Clinical Service Line Leader, Northeast Georgia Medical Center

  • MD, University of Sheffield, England
  • Residency, University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut
  • Fellowship, Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut

Brian Steines

Chief Financial Officer

  • BSBPA in Accounting, University of Arizona
  • MBA, University of Phoenix, Arizona

Daniel Tuffy

President & CAO, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

  • BS in Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida
  • MBA, Webster University

Melissa Tymchuk

Chief of Staff and Strategy Officer

  • BA, University of Georgia
  • ABJ, University of Georgia
  • MBA, Brenau University

Tina Walden

Vice President, Heart & Vascular Services

  • BS in Management Studies, University of Maryland
  • MBA, Brenau University

Anthony Williamson

President, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton

  • MBA, University of Florida
  • MHS, University of Florida
  • BS, Florida State University
  • CHE, Certified Healthcare Executive
  • FACHE, Fellow, American¬†College of Healthcare Executives

Bedri Yusuf, MD

Chief Physician Executive, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group

  • Medical Degree: Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
  • Residency: Leipzig University, Germany and Atlanta Medical Center
  • MBA: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Matthew Zimmie, MD

Chief Medical Informatics Officer

  • Medical Degree: Michigan State University
  • Residency: E.W. Sparrow Hospital (Michigan State University)
  • MS: University of Illinois at Chicago

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