W. Russell Tyner
Chief Executive Officer
Russ Tyner joined Baptist Health as president and chief executive officer in 2004. He is responsible for charting the strategic direction of Baptist Health.
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Tyner served as senior vice president and chief operating officer at UAB Medical West in Birmingham. He is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of healthcare leadership experience and holds a bachelor's in communications/journalism from the University of Alabama. In 2004, he completed a Global Leadership in Healthcare Program through the University of Michigan School of Business.
Robin Barca, RN
Baptist Medical Center South
Robin serves as the COO for Baptist Health and was recently named CEO of Baptist Medical Center South. She joined Baptist Health in 2002 as senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Her COO duties include providing operational guidance and support for Baptist Medical Center East, Baptist Medical Center South and Prattville Baptist Hospital.
Additionally, she has oversight of system operations for information technology, care transformation, organizational development, hospice services, disease management, pastoral care, residency programs and the Institute for Patient Safety and Medical Simulation.
Prior to moving to Montgomery, Robin was senior vice president and administrator of Methodist Healthcare Central Hospital in Memphis. Her extensive healthcare experience includes her tenure as executive vice president/COO for Methodist Healthcare - Jackson Hospitals in Jackson, Miss. and vice president, clinical services for Wellmont Health System - Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn.
Chief Financial Officer
Katrina Belt received her bachelor of arts in business administration from Huntingdon College and a master's of public administration at New York University. Since joining the UAB Health System in July 2002, Katrina has played a key role in public finance, affiliation and acquisition transactions for the health system.
Prior to her arrival at UAB, Katrina acted as liaison with IBM for the New York City Department of Finance to facilitate a citywide e-government initiative, and as a project consultant to the New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce in the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001.
Katrina continues to serve as a resource to the UAB Health System entities for financing transactions. She has also held former posts including treasurer of the UAB Health System, associate director of the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, assistant director of Admission for Huntingdon College and ombudsman for the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU.
Wanda G. Sims
Chief Information Officer
Wanda G. Sims joined Baptist Health as chief information officer in 2008. She has extensive knowledge in hospital, health care system and physician settings. She has vast experience in strategic/business planning, team building, contract negotiation, budget planning, cost containment, process improvements, organizational restructuring, strategic leadership and IT/corporate vision.
Before joining Baptist Health, Wanda was a consultant with Himformatics, LLC in Atlanta. Prior to that she served as practice director for Cerner Corporation. Wanda was also vice president for Covansys, as well as HEALTHvision. She was director of Implementation Services in both the U.S. and Europe for First Consulting Group.
She received her bachelor’s in computer information management from Columbus College in Columbus, Ga.
As CIO of Baptist Health, Wanda is a strategic IT leader who manages an outsourced IT department. She and her team have implemented Cerner clinical applications for Baptist Health's three-hospital system. She is also a member of state and local Health Information Exchange workgroups. Wanda is chair of the River Region Legal and Policy Workgroup and serves as a Board member of the Auburn University Center of Advanced Technologies and the Montgomery Area Community Wellness Coalition. She is also member of HIMSS and CHIME.
Julia Henig, MSHA, MBA,FACHE
Julia Henig has served as vice president of Baptist Health since 2004. She has 15 years of health care management experience and currently oversees the business development and strategic initiatives of the health system including the operations of Baptist Ventures, Inc.
She has recruited more than 100 physicians to Montgomery and has lead the strategic planning process to expand services at all three Baptist Hospitals, Montgomery Surgical Center and related joint ventures. Julia has also developed new medical practices for Baptist Health including primary care, gastroenterology and hepatology, general and trauma surgery, wound care, urology and neurology. Her most recent accomplishment includes the development and oversight of the construction of Taylor Medical Complex, an 85,000 square foot ambulatory surgery center and physician office building on the campus of Baptist Medical Center East.
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Julia served as the assistant planning and strategy officer for UAB Health System in Birmingham, Ala.
Julia holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Mississippi and a master's in business administration, a master's of science in health administration and a certificate of gerontology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 2004, she completed a Global Leadership in Healthcare Program through the University of Michigan School of Business.
Julia is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, an adjunct professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is a member of the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development, Medical Group Management Association and Healthcare Financial Management Association. She is actively involved in the community serving as the founding president of EMERGE Montgomery and through service on several community boards and the Junior League of Montgomery.
Baptist Medical Center East
Peter Selman joined Baptist Medical Center East as chief executive officer in 2009. Prior to coming to Baptist East, Peter served as CEO of DeKalb Regional Medical Center in Fort Payne, Ala. His senior leadership experience also includes terms as CEO of Cherokee Medical Center in Centre, Ala., CEO of Appling Hospital in Baxley, Ga. and vice president of Operations for Coosa Valley Medical Center in Sylacauga, Ala.
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from the University of Alabama, Peter earned a master’s in marketing and public relations from the University of Alabama and a master’s in health services administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Ginger Henry, RN
Prattville Baptist Hospital
Ginger Henry joined Prattville Baptist Hospital in 1998. She served as manager of the Emergency Department until 2003 when she was promoted to chief nursing officer. A year later she was appointed CEO.
Ginger earned an associates degree in nursing from Troy University, a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master's degree in business administration from Auburn University Montgomery.
She serves on the Boards of Directors of the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce, YMCA, and United Way. Ginger is also involved in multiple civic organizations in support of the Prattville community.
Lynne Parker, RN, FACHE
Crossbridge Behavioral Health
Lynne Parker has been dedicated to Baptist Health for more than 30 years. In June 2010, Lynne became the CEO of Crossbridge Behavioral Health. Before this she served in various roles including clinical instructor, associate director of nursing, vice president of patient care, associate administrator, administrator and CEO at Baptist Medical Center South.
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Lynne held positions at Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center in Anniston and Jacksonville State University. She earned a bachelor of science in nursing from Jacksonville State University, a master of science in nursing from the University of Alabama and a Health Services Development Certification from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 1999, she receive the Alabama League of Nursing Lamplighter Award. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Baptist Health Board of Directors
Seated: Patti G. Perdue; James L. Hall, Jr.; John A Henig, Jr.; David S. Patrick; E. Fred Woolard
Standing: Kay K. Miller; C. Bernell Mapp; John A. Holleman; Rev. Kenneth Paul May; Charles E. Ingalls, III, M.D.; W. Russell Tyner; Rev. Gary P. Burton; James V. Wright, Ed.D.; J. Burke Sylvest, Jr.; John A. Caddell
Not pictured: F. Donovan Kendrick, M.D.; Dr. L. Rick Marshall; Rev. Michael A. Northcutt; Rev. Jay L. Wolf
Baptist Health Care Foundation Board
Seated: Ken Selvaggi; Robert Adams; Jane Edwards, Polly Hardegree, Kay Miller, and L. Bruce Christian, chairman.
Standing: Ben F. Kelley, executive director; W. Russell Tyner, CEO Baptist Health; Charles Hunter; Bill Harper; Ray Allen, Jr.; Brent Krause; John L. Baker; Scott McCall; Tony Edwards; David Wachs; James Martin; Ed Reifenberg; and Tull Gearrald.
Not pictured: Tom Albrecht; Paul Allen; Kim Davis; John Allen Dees; Tommy West; and Fred Woolard.
Baptist Medical Center South Advisory Board
From Left to Right: Rosemary Elebash, chairperson; T. Frank Wells, co-chair; James L. Hall, Jr.; Samuel L. Miller, M.D.; Lawrence H. Phipps, M.D.; Ralph M. Garrard, M.D.; James Dupree, Jr.; Joe D. McClinton, M.D.
Not Pictured: David S. Patrick; J. Mark Fain; J. Burke Sylvest, Jr.
Baptist Medical Center East Advisory Board
Nina Nelson-Garrett, M.D.; Virginia Whitfield; Sarah Spear
Jean Crepault, M.D.; Radha Krothapalli, M.D.; J. Peter Selman, CEO; Anthony Leigh; Hal Bloom, Chair; Michael Briddell.
Allen Dupre, M.D.; Edward Valencia; Michael Winkelman
Prattville Baptist Hospital Advisory Board
Seated: Crystal Ousley, Marie Butts, Ginger Henry (CEO)
Standing: Bill Morgan (Chair), Jimmy Morris, Dean Argo, Frank Lamar
Not pictured: Jeremy Arthur (Vice Chair), Kellie Cook, Dr. John Williams