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Leadership Team

Chuck Elliott, President & CEO

Chuck Elliott

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chuck Elliott has been CEO and president of Johnston Health since October 2009. In addition to his administrative and leadership duties, he oversees the areas of quality and Lean transformation. He and his wife, Deb, live in Smithfield.Read More

Eddie Klein, Chief Financial Officer

Eddie Klein

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Eddie Klein has been the chief financial officer at Johnston Health since June 2011.  Also, he oversees the areas of case management, medical records and information technology. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Clayton.

Ruth Marler, CNO & COO

Ruth Marler

Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer

Starting in 2008, Ruth Marler was the chief operating officer and chief nursing officer for six years at Johnston Health. In 2015, she accepted the operations and nursing oversight, as well, for Johnston Health Clayton. Since the opening of a three-story wing in 2015, the former outpatient center and free-standing emergency department have become a full-service hospital. She and her, husband, Jimmy live in Pine Level.

April Culver, VP, Marketing/ Communications and Strategy

April Culver

Vice President, Marketing/Communications and Strategy

April Culver began working for Johnston Health in 2001 and became a vice president in 2004. As vice president of marketing/communications and strategy, she is responsible for all internal and external communications and marketing activities to support Johnston Health. She advocates for the health care system on the local, state and federal levels, and coordinates all planning activities for the organization, including Certificate of Need approvals. In addition, she oversees spiritual care and volunteer services and the Johnston Health Foundation.  She and her husband, Chad, and daughter, Ava, live in Smithfield.

Kyle McDermott, Vice President Support Services

Kyle McDermott

Vice President, Support Services

Kyle McDermott joined the organization in 1983. In his role as vice president of support services, he is responsible for construction, resource management, engineering and security as well as the contracts for food and environmental services. He is the Administrator of Johnston Health Clayton, and is also active in the work of the Johnston Health Foundation, which he organized in 1992. He and his wife, Irene, live in Clayton.

Johnston Health Medical Executive Committee

Octavia Cieza, M.D., Chief
James B. Collins III, M.D., Vice Chief
Kevin Johnson, M.D., MEC at Large
Sanjay Singareddy, M.D., Chair of Medicine
Lucas Romine, M.D., Chair of Surgery
Cary Bizzell, M.D.- Chair of Hospital Services
Rick Alioto, M.D.- Immediate Past President
Kristal Keys, M.D., Chair of Credentials Committee & MEC at Large

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