Richard Lucas

Richard Lucas

Lucas has served as Vice President for Communications at SRHS since 19XX.  In his role, he works as spokesperson for the system and is frequent the conduit between the press and SRHS.

Lucas hosts “Live Healthy” on WGUD. The show profiles different aspects of SRHS operations, provides fitness tips, and general wellness.

SRHS hires spin doctors

After the revelation of the pension problems, SRHS hired Nashville based PR firm Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock.  Jarrard specializes in healthcare crisis management. Unless journalists make the distinction, it is not always obvious whether information is coming from Lucas or from Jarrard.  Certainly, communications prepared by Jarrard are filtered through Lucas to local media.  We think it is important that the public be aware of these facts when reviewing SRHS releases.

Media Coverage
Connections

Jarrard Phillips Cate & Hancock

Kevin Holland:  CEO

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell

Daniel Coker Horton & Bell

Daniel Coker is currently representing SRHS in a lawsuit against former vendor Jackson County Outsource Group (JCOG).  SRHS alleges that JCOG engaged in over-billing of around $175,000.

JCOG is owned by Gentry Williams, son of SRHS board attorney and usual outside counsel, Roy Williams.

Connections

Celeste Oglesby:  SRHS General Counsel, former associate attorney at Daniel Coker

Jackson County Outsource Group

Gentry Williams

Roy Williams

Brett Williams

Celeste Oglesby

Celeste Oglesby

Oglesby has served as General Counsel for SRHS since June of 2014. She was previously Senior Counsel for the system from December of 2009 until her promotion.

Oglesby came to SRHS by way of Daniel, Coker, Horton, & Bell where she was an associate attorney.  In late 2014 SRHS retained Daniel Coker to file suit against a former vendor, Jackson County Outsource Group (JCOG).  JCOG is owned by the son of  SRHS’ usual outside counsel and board attorney Roy Williams.  The obvious conflict of interest necessitated the use of another firm.

Litigation
Media Coverage

 

Connections

Stephanie Barnes Taylor:  Predecessor

Audit & Compliance Committee:  Non-voting member

Roy Williams:  Board Attorney, outside counsel

Daniel, Coker, Horton, & Bell: Former employers; SRHS has retained Daniel Coker

Page, Mannino, Peresich, & McDermott: Former employers

Nebo Carter

Nebo Carter

Paul “Nebo” Carter served as Chief Human Resources Officer from 19XX until his retirement in 2013. He was also chairman of the Retirement Committee.

Litigation

Carter was added to the Almond complaint in May 2015.

Media Coverage
Connections

Kevin Holland:  Current CEO

Chris Anderson:  Former CEO

 

Lee Bond

Lee Bond

Currently serving as Chief Financial Officer for Singing River Health System. Bond started at SRHS as Executive Director of Finance on March 25, 2013.  He was promoted to CFO one year later after the retirement of Mike Crews.

Bond was previously employed as director of finance at Boyd Gaming.

Media Coverage

 

Connections

Mike Crews:  Predecessor

Kevin Holland:  Current CEO

Chris Anderson:  Former CEO

Greg Shoemaker: Former Interim CFO

Kevin Holland

Kevin Holland

Currently serving as Chief Executive Officer of SRHS since March 2014.  He was previous Chief Operating Officer from January 2009 until his appointment as CEO.

Media Coverage
Connections

Chris Anderson:  Predecessor

Mike Crews:  Former CFO

Lee Bond: Current CFO

John McKay:  Holland has donated money to McKay’s campaign

Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees

Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees

 

Board Composition

Voting members:  3-5 members of the Board of Trustees

Non-voting members: CEO, CFO, & CCO

From the SRHS Compliance Manual

The Audit and Compliance Committee of the Board of Trustees has the principal oversight responsibility for the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting systems and internal control and the internal and external audit processes.  Additionally, the Committee will ensure that SRHS conducts its business consistent with the highest standards and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations, including oversight of the SRHS compliance program.  The Committee consists of at least three and not more than five voting Board members, who are appointed by the Board President and approved by the Board.  The voting members of the Committee are comprised of members of the Board of Trustees of SRHS who are independent of management.  Non-voting Committee members include the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer.  The committee serves to (1) provide an open avenue of communication between the external auditor, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer and (2) assist the SRHS Board in fulfilling its fiduciary responsibilities relating to SRHS’ legal and financial compliance with applicable laws, regulatory requirements, industry guidelines and policies.