Northeast Georgia Health System Announces New Leaders

Published: Monday, May 1, 2017

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is pleased to welcome two new leaders to the organization.

Tad Gomez, RPh, MS, FASHP, recently joined NGHS as vice president of Professional and Support Services. In this role, Gomez oversees plant operations, facility planning, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, nutritional services, environmental services and security.  Gomez joins the Health System from Augusta University Medical Center, where he also served as vice president of Professional Services.  In his previous role, he was responsible for operational management of seven departments – maintaining and reporting $161 million in expenses and conceiving, designing and leading a strategic pathology alliance. Gomez received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas and received his master’s degree from Ohio State University.

“Tad brings years of demonstrated experience and leadership to this role and we are very fortunate to have him on the team,” said Louis Smith, president, System Acute/Post-Acute Operations of NGMC Gainesville. “He’s already made a tremendous impact in a short time.”

Kevin Phelps has also joined NGHS as the new executive director of Supply Chain for NGHS. Phelps’ role is a new position that oversees two areas of focus – logistics and sourcing.

“Kevin joins us at a crucial time,” said Tony Herdener, NGHS’ chief financial officer. “We are excited to see him continue our strong record of success and help take us to the next level of Supply Chain excellence.”

Kevin earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Georgia. After earning his degree, he progressed through several leadership positions with Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, where he most recently served as director of Supply Chain, Patient Transport and Lift Team.  During Phelps’ tenure with Athens, he led numerous projects around redesign, integration with a larger health system, supply cost reduction initiatives, various value analysis and team building achievements.



Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a non-profit on a mission of improving the health of our community in all we do.  Our team cares for more than 800,000 people across the region through three hospitals and a variety of outpatient locations.  Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has three hospital campuses – NGMC Gainesville, NGMC Braselton and NGMC Barrow – with a total of 713 beds and medical staff members representing more than 50 specialties.

For more information about NGHS, visit or call 770-219-9000.