Charles Hagood is President and CEO of Healthcare Performance Partners, LLC (HPP), a Lean Healthcare Europe Affiliate Company, and has overseen the introduction and implementation of Lean Healthcare systems in numerous healthcare organizations including some of the largest non-profit hospitals, national systems, small critical access hospitals, clinics, and large for-profit systems. HPP is one of the few organizations that have successfully translated Lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System (TPS) to the healthcare industry.
Charles also is a founding Principal of The Access Group, LLC (TAG), which is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee USA area along with HPP, and has worked with Fortune 100 companies throughout the world (GE, Tyco, Cessna, Nissan and many others) in their Lean transformation and process improvement initiatives. Charles also oversees the application of Lean/TPS methodologies into the planning, design, and construction phases of a wide range of clinical and hospital renovation and construction projects. Charles received his MBA from Belmont University's Massey School of Business and is on the faculty of the Belmont University Lean Healthcare Certificate Program.
Ann Hatcher is a 1999 graduate of The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business and serves as the Vice President of Human Resources, IT&S at HCA. HCA was founded in 1968 and was one of the nation’s first hospital companies. The company is comprised of over 160 hospitals and 106 freestanding surgery centers that are locally managed in 20 states and Great Britain. Ann’s team, which supports the division that provides IT services across the company, won two HR Excellence Awards from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce for HR Strategy and Measurement of HR Performance. As a Vice President Human Resources, Ann oversees HR Operations, leadership and management development, as well as recognition programs for the IT&S Division.
Damon Hininger is the President and CEO of Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). He began his career with CCA in 1992 as a Correctional Officer at the Leavenworth Detention Center. During his tenure at Leavenworth, he held positions in Transportation, Warehouse, Training, and Quality Assurance. Since coming to Nashville, Damon then advanced through various CCA roles, including Director of Strategic Planning, Vice President of Business Analysis, Vice President of Customer Relations, Senior Vice President of Federal/Local Customer Relations, and finally, Chief Operating Officer. In August 2009, he was named by the board as President and CEO, a position where he continues today. He is a member of the American Correctional Association, the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents, and the National Sheriffs Association, and also serves on the advisory board for The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business.
Damon is a graduate of The Massey School of Business (MBA, 2000) and holds a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University. He has also earned a Certificate in Executive Development from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Helen Lane, 1994 graduate of The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business and Partner at C3 Consulting, LLC will be honored with the Massey Distinguished Graduate Award this October. The Massey Distinguished Graduate Award is an annual honor created by Massey Alumni for Massey Alumni that recognizes one of our graduates who has demonstrated excellence in the areas of professional achievement, community involvement, and commitment to The Massey School.
C3 consulting is a management consulting firm that provides project leadership and guidance for companies experiencing organizational growth and change. Helen, who was also named a winner in the "2012 Health Care Heroes Awards" presented by the Nashville Business Journal, is the Health Care Practice Leader for C3. As one of C3's partners, she specializes in helping health care companies through the strategic planning, design, and execution of critical business processes and leveraging technologies to improve clinical and business results. Helen also oversees projects focused on strategic initiatives, including Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange implementations.
Nancy Leach is President, CEO, and Founder of Facility Planners, Inc. (FPI), a Nashville, Tennessee based office furniture dealership. FPI is a full-service company, providing furniture solutions to companies in the markets of healthcare, finance, manufacturing and legal, including city, state and federal government agencies. Nancy has over 20 years of experience in interior design, office furniture and the management of small businesses. A graduate of O’More College of Design in 1984, one of the nation’s top interior design schools, Nancy has been instrumental in the design and project management of numerous corporate, commercial, medical, retail, manufacturing and hospitality facilities. Nancy also holds an MBA from Belmont University, where she graduated in 1992, and is a registered interior designer in the state of Tennessee. She currently serves on the Board of the Tennessee Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) where she received their highest honor, the 2006 Star Award, serves as a founding member of the Belmont University Center for Business Ethics and is Director of Health & Safety as a member of the Board of The American Red Cross of Middle Tennessee.
Jim Stefansic is the co – founder and COO of Pathfinder Therapeutics. Pathfinder Therapeutics, Inc. (PTI) is the developer of ExplorerTM, an image-guided “GPS” device that enables physicians to accurately and efficiently guide the delivery of cancer therapeutics (usually resection and/or ablation) in soft-tissue organs. Jim has been responsible for day to day operations since February 2005 and served as both CTO and COO. During this this time, the company has grown from 2 to 14 employees. In addition to his responsibilities with Pathfinder Therapeutics, he has served as a guest speaker on several occasions including congressional testimony in 2008 before the US House of Representatives Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight. His testimony in part helped lead to the passage of H.R. 2965, “Enhancing Small Business Innovation and Research Act” by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Jim is an alumnus of The Jack C. Massey Graduate School of Business (MBA, 2005) and holds a Bachelor of Science from Johns Hopkins University as well as a Master of Science and a PhD from Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Richard Treadway is a physician who specializes in the treatment of psychiatric patients and in the management of healthcare systems. His lengthy career includes positions with the National Institute of Mental Health (Washington, D.C.), Johns Hopkins University, IBM, Vanderbilt University, and HCA, Inc. He has also served in key advisory roles in both state and national government, including an appointment as Commissioner of Mental Health for the state of Tennessee and an appointment to the National Advisory Mental Council by President Richard Nixon. Dr. Treadway is the founder of Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., which operates psychiatric hospitals across the country, and Medical Properties of America, a medical real estate corporation.
Treadway earned his B.A. and M.D. degrees from Vanderbilt University and completed his medical residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He later pursued post graduate study in public mental health from the Washington School of Psychiatry. Dr. Treadway is a 1999 MBA graduate of The Massey Graduate School.