Northeast Georgia Health System Announces New Members Of Several Boards

Published on February 24, 2017

Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) welcomes new members to several affiliated boards for 2017:

Northeast Georgia Health System Board

  • LeTrell Simpson – president, Con-Sen-Sus Consulting

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Board

  • Craig Brown, MD – chief of staff, Northeast Georgia Medical Center; pulmonologist, Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic

Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Board

  • Larry Dudas, MD – inpatient medicine physician, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Inpatient Medicine
  • Suhel Patel, MD – inpatient medicine physician, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Inpatient Medicine
  • David Yates, MD – internal medicine physician, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Toccoa Clinic

The Medical Center Foundation Board

  • Pepper Brown, MD – general surgeon, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Surgical Associates
  • LeeAnn LoCicero – hospice volunteer; hospital volunteer; president, The Medical Center Auxiliary
  • LeTrell Simpson – president, Con-Sen-Sus Consulting
  • Philip Wilheit – chief executive officer, Wilheit Packaging

Northeast Georgia Health System Advisory Board

  • Susan Baker – director of marketing and contact center, Habersham EMC
  • David Miller – program director and graduate professor of Healthcare Management, Brenau University
  • Heather NeSmith – stay-at-home mom and volunteer teacher and librarian, The Torch Christian Academy (Cornelia, Ga.)
  • Gail Ormsby – retired social worker
  • Charlotte Sosebee – director, Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections
  • Harold Webb – vice president, Regions Bank (Winder, Ga.)





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.


NGMC is rated Georgia’s #1 Hospital for the third consecutive year and among the top 10 in the nation according to a 2016 study by CareChex, an independent healthcare quality rating service.   Learn more at

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