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Executive Leadership

  • John A. Shelton, Jr., FACHE
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Dane Henry, MBA
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • John Katsianis, CPA, MBA
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Jim Forstner, MSc
    Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
  • Kim Bentley, MS, RN, CCRN
    Vice President and Administrator, DeKalb Medical at Hillandale
  • Sharon Mawby, MSN,RN,NEA-BC
    Interim Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
  • Cheryl Iverson
    Vice President, Marketing Communications and Corporate Health
  • Raoul Mayer, MD
    Vice President, Medical Affairs
  • Elizabeth Patino, MBA
    Vice President, Information Systems and Chief Information Officer
  • Joel Schuessler, Esq
    Vice President, Legal Services and Chief Compliance Officer
  • Stephen Thomas, MD
    Vice President, DeKalb Medical Physicians Group
  • J. Tyler ("Ty") Tippett
    Vice President, Foundation & Volunteer Services
  • LeRoy Walker, MBA
    Vice President, Human Resources

DeKalb Medical North Decatur Medical Staff Officers

  • Terri TenHoor, M.D., Chief of Staff
  • Mark Stern, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff
  • Scott Steinberg, M.D., Secretary

DeKalb Medical Hillandale Medical Staff Officers

  • Andre Scott, M.D., Chief of Staff
  • Sofia Khan, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff
  • Naim Shaheed, D.P.M., Secretary

DeKalb Medical Long Term Acute Care Medical Staff Officers

  • Milton Boden, M.D., Chief of Staff
  • Anson Wurapa, M.D., Vice Chief of Staff
  • Bill Richendollar, M.D., Secretary

DeKalb Hospital Authority

  • Gregory B. Levett, Sr., Chairman
  • Georgia Barkers, EdD, MBA, MHA, BSN, RN, Vice-Chair
  • John Gerlach, Secretary - Treasurer
  • John Funny
  • William Hardcastle, MD
  • Mereda Davis-Johnson
  • Sophia Khan, MD
  • Rosalind Rubens-Newell
  • Albert Scott, MD

DeKalb Regional Health System Board of Directors

Longtime DeKalb Medical Board Member and Chairman Oliver Lee passed away on February 13, 2013. Mr. Lee became part of the DeKalb Medical family in 1988 when he was appointed to the DeKalb Hospital Authority. Over the years, he played a very active role in the growth and development of the DeKalb Regional Health System and spent untold hours devoted to the work of our health system. His leadership will be sorely missed.

Leadership_David_JollayDAVID L. JOLLAY (Chairman)

David Jollay is president of Jollay Masonry Contractors, performing masonry work on large scale commercial, industrial and institutional construction projects across the Southeast. He was appointed to the DRHS Board in 2003. Mr. Jollay 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.

Leadership_Robert_WilsonROBERT E. WILSON (Vice Chair)

Robert Wilson joined the DRHS Board in 2005. He is a practicing attorney with the firm of Wilson, Morton & Downs in Decatur, Georgia, and has previously served as Chief Public Defender and also District Attorney for DeKalb County. Additionally, Mr. Wilson has served the State of Georgia in many capacities during his legal career. He chairs the Strategic Planning/IT Committee of the DRHS Board and is Chairman of the DMC Foundation.

Leadership_Dan_ThompsonDANIEL J. THOMPSON (Secretary)

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

Leadership_Charles_CliftonCHARLES L. CLIFTON, M.D. (Treasurer)

Dr. Charles (Chip) Clifton is a board certified anesthesiologist, who has been a member of the DMC medical staff since 1990. He was elected to the DRHS Board in December 2008.



A practicing physician at Atlanta Gynecology & Obstetrics since 1993, Bonk replaces Gulshan Harjee, M.D. 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.


Dr. Brown received a Ph.D. in nursing from Georgia State University and is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. A Certified Nephrology Nurse, she has 27 years of nursing expertise at the clinical and leadership levels. A former Regional Vice President and board member of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association, Dr. Brown is currently a health communication specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Byerly_resizedDENNIS R. BYERLY

Dennis R. Byerly was appointed to the DeKalb Regional Health System’s Board of Directors in 2012. Retired since 2006, Byerly currently serves as a revenue cycle consultant to several healthcare organizations, and brings more than 20 years of executive-level experience, financial management and healthcare knowledge to the board. Byerly has filled the board appointment previously held by the late Terry Duis.

Leadership_Gregory_LevettGREGORY B. LEVETT, SR.

Gregory Levett, Sr., is the founder and CEO of Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes in Decatur, Scottdale and Lawrenceville, Georgia. He has served on the DRHS Board since 2001 and also chairs the DeKalb County Hospital Authority. Mr. Levett serves on the Finance Committee and chairs the Hillandale Advisory Board.


C. Scott Overcarsh is a senior management consultant for Chick-fil-A. Scott has volunteered his time for DeKalb Medical as a member of the Foundation's Board of Trustees and will apply his business expertise to bring new ideas to both the Foundation and the Health System Board. He chairs the Hospitality Committee.

Leadership_Michael_QuinonesMICHAEL A. QUINONES, M.D.

Dr. Michael Quinones is a board certified general surgeon, who was elected to the DRHS Board in July 2007. He joined the medical staff in 1994.



John Shelton has over 20 years of healthcare experience, with 17 of those years at Baptist Health System. Shelton was named

Alabama Young Health Executive of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE). He served as the COO of DeKalb Medical for seven years and was recently promoted to president and CEO of the three hospital healthcare system.

Leadership_Donald_SmithDONALD E. SMITH

Donald Smith is a managing director of AmSouth Bank. He holds an MBA in finance and served as a director with Wachovia Bank for 17 years prior to his current role. Mr. Smith has served on the DRHS Board since 2003, is a member of the Finance Committee, and currently serves as chairman of the Audit/Compliance Committee.

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