June 22, 2021 – The
Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority and
Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. are pleased to announce the appointment of new members and officers. Southeast
Georgia Health System, Inc. is the main governing body that oversees all
Health System operations. Its board members ensure that the hospital and
its physician practices remain true to the Health System’s mission
to provide safe, high-quality, accessible and cost-effective care to meet
the health needs of the people and communities it serves. Other bodies
overseeing or otherwise directing the operations of the various locations
and physician practices include the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital
Authority, the appointment of which is confirmed by the respective commissioners
of the City of Brunswick and Glynn County, and the
Camden Advisory Committee.
Rev. James L. Davis was appointed by Glynn County to complete Carl Alexander’s
term on the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority, which expires
in 2023. A member since 2006 and a staunch supporter of the Health System,
Alexander recently passed away, leaving an absence that will be felt for
years to come. Angela L. Heys was appointed a four-year term on the Authority
by Glynn County. Heys replaces Michael D. Hodges, whose term expired in
2020 but was extended due to COVID-19. Hodges will remain on the Authority
as a City of Brunswick appointee, replacing Mitchell T. Jones, M.D., who
relinquished his role with the Authority upon joining Southeast Georgia
Physician Associates. The third new member is Catina Tindall, a Glynn
County appointee replacing Vance Hughes who stepped down from his position
on both the Authority and the SGHS, Inc. board due to other commitments.
Heys also joins the Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc. board, replacing
Hughes, along with Thomas A. Headlee, a member of the Camden Advisory
Committee. Headlee replaces Jeffery B. Barker, who has stepped down from
the SGHS, Inc. board but remains vice chair of the Camden Advisory Committee.
“We welcome our new members and anticipate gaining valuable insight
from their experience. Their contributions are especially important, in
light of our community’s growing demand for health care and the
pandemic, which continues to impact our community and our world,”
says Michael D. Scherneck, president and chief executive officer, Southeast
Georgia Health System. “Our gratitude also extends to our outgoing
members for their service and devotion, including Carl, an outstanding
leader and a true friend of the Health System.”
A native Georgian, Rev. James L. Davis is senior pastor of Grace United
Methodist Church in Brunswick. For the last 12 years, he served as pastor
in the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church as well
as serving as associate pastor at First United Methodist Church in Albany,
Georgia. He has 11 years of military service in the U.S. Air Force. Rev.
Davis earned his undergraduate degree in occupational education from Southern
Illinois University in Carbondale. He also holds a master’s degree
in administration from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and
a master’s in divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore,
Kentucky. Rev. Davis has volunteered with community service organizations
including the Community Success Board and the Family Counseling Center in Macon.
As a certified public accountant with MST (formerly Moore Stephens Tiller,
LLC) for the last decade, Angela Heys has worked with privately owned
businesses, corporations, non-profit agencies and governmental organizations.
During her tenure, she has gained considerable experience in auditing,
accounting and taxes. Heys is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accounts,
and has served as president of the Society’s local chapter. She
is committed to her service as treasurer for the Board of the Glynn Community
Crisis Center and for the Board of the United Way of Coastal Georgia.
She is also a member of the Board of Trustees and the Finance Committee
of the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation. Heys is a graduate of Leadership
Glynn and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Leadership
Academy. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration
and a master’s degree in accounting from Georgia Southern University.
An active community member with a 25-year professional background, Catina
Tindall possesses a strong working knowledge of employee benefits, primarily
in the health insurance market. Working with clients to choose providers,
navigate the health care system and manage claims has given Tindall a
unique insight into the needs of those seeking medical care and, as a
result, an understanding of the invaluable role and impact the Health
System provides to the community. In addition to serving as a current
board member of Goodwill Industries and Goodwill of the Coastal Empire
Regional Board of Directors, Tindall is a trustee and the Annual Fund
Committee Chair for the College of Coastal Georgia Foundation and a member
of the Rotary Club of Brunswick. Tindall began her professional career
with Lincoln Financial Advisors in 1996, where she obtained both a Life,
health & Sickness insurance license and Series 7 and 63 Securities
license. Specializing in employee benefits, she started a brokerage firm,
First Coast Benefits Solutions, Inc., in 2003 in downtown Brunswick.
Southeast Georgia Health System, Inc.:
- Kay Hampton, R.N., MSN, chair
- James “Jim” B. Lomis, vice chair
- Michael D. Hodges, secretary
- Valerie A. Hepburn, Ph.D., treasurer
- Stephen A. Chitty IV, M.D.
- Roosevelt Harris Jr.
- Thomas A. Headlee
- Angela L. Heys
- Mitchell T. Jones, M.D.
- Robert C. Turner
- Shirley D. Wilson, M.D.
- M.H. “Woody” Woodside
Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Authority:
- Roosevelt Harris Jr., chair
- M.H. “Woody” Woodside, vice chair
- Valerie A. Hepburn, Ph.D., secretary and treasurer
- Rev. James L. Davis
- Angela L. Heys
- Michael D. Hodges
- Catina Tindall
- Robert C. Turner
- Barrette Walker
Camden Advisory Committee:
- James “Jim” B. Lomis, chair
- Jeffery “Jeff” B. Barker, vice chair
- Thomas A. Headlee
- Miles Hendrix, J.D.
- Clainetta Jefferson
- Joyce C. Kirkman, R.N., MSN
- Juliette “Judy” Smith-Burris
- Thomas C. Whitesell Jr., M.D., chief of staff