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New Officers, Member Named to DeKalb Regional Health System Board

March 26, 2013
DeKalb Regional Health System, Inc. (DRHS) has named new officers and a new member to its 12-person board of directors, the group that oversees and directs the vision and mission of DeKalb Medical, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale, DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care, the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation.

David L. Jollay was elected chairman, replacing Oliver Lee, who passed away in February. Robert E. Wilson was named vice chairman, Daniel J. Thompson as secretary and Charles Clifton, M.D. as treasurer. Cathy Bonk, M.D. joined the board, replacing Gulshan Harjee, M.D. who resigned in January after serving since 1997. 

Jollay was appointed to the DRHS board in 2003 and most recently served as treasurer. He serves on the DeKalb Medical Center Board and the Decatur Health Resources Board. In addition, he serves on the Finance Committee and chairs the Executive Compensation Committee of the DRHS Board. He is president of Jollay Masonry Contractors in Avondale Estates.

Wilson joined the DRHS Board in 2005 and previously served as secretary. He chairs the Strategic Planning/IT Committee of the DRHS Board, and was a founder and is past chairman of the DeKalb Medical Foundation. Wilson is a practicing attorney with the firm of Wilson, Morton & Downs, and has previously served as Chief Public Defender and also District Attorney for DeKalb County.

Thompson has been a member of the DRHS Board since 2003 and chairs its Human Resources Committee. He is a retired corporate attorney, formerly Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the BellSouth Advertising and Publishing Group in Atlanta.

Clifton is a board certified anesthesiologist, who has been a member of the DeKalb Medical medical staff since 1990. He was elected to the DRHS Board in 2008.

A practicing physician at Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics since 1993, Bonk is a certified fellow at the American College of Obstetricians and is a Certified Physician Executive. She currently serves as a board member for the DeKalb Physician Hospital Organization and is treasurer of the Georgia OB/GYN Society. Her DeKalb Medical leadership positions included Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology and member of the Medical Executive Committee. 

About DeKalb Medical
The DeKalb Regional Health System is comprised of more than 800 doctors skilled in 55 medical specialties. Known to most as “DeKalb Medical,” this regional system combines cutting-edge technology with compassion to effectively diagnose and treat patients. The 627-bed system includes DeKalb Medical at North Decatur (451 beds), DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care at Downtown Decatur (76 beds) and DeKalb Medical at Hillandale (100 beds), DeKalb Medical Physicians Group and the DeKalb Medical Foundation.

A leader in cancer, heart attack treatment and orthopedics, the not-for-profit health system and DeKalb Medical Physicians have been growing with metro-Atlanta’s medical needs since 1961. 

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