Chief Executive Officer
Tory Shepherd joined Rutherford Regional Health System as Interim CEO in September, 2022, and soon after, was appointed the permanent CEO. Tory previously held positions as chief operating officer and interim CEO at Sovah Health Martinsville (SHM), a Lifepoint facility in Martinsville, Va., where she led the recruitment of new physicians and expanded key services and clinical strategies.
Shepherd holds a Master of Business Administration from Averett University in Danville and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science from Old Dominion University. She is a licensed registered respiratory therapist, certified cardiovascular care coordinator and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). She was recognized in 2014 as Mercy Award Winner of SHM, Lifepoint Health’s highest honor for employees.
Chief Financial Officer
John is Rutherford Regional’s Chief Financial Officer and has worked in healthcare since 2005. His experience in hospital finance includes areas such as: general ledger, tax, payroll, accounts payable, fixed assets, inventory, revenue cycle, productivity, leases, case management, materials management, and internal audit. John’s rise to the position of Chief Financial Officer with Community Health Systems was accelerated after completing its executive leadership training program.
John holds his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin, he then completed his accounting requirements from Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Master of Science in Business Administration from University of North Alabama. He is a native of Tennessee.
Chief Nursing Officer
Jamie Hill joined Rutherford Regional Health System in November, 2022. Before being named CNO, Jamie served as the director of emergency services for Rutherford Regional and has served the facility for close to 10 years.
Hill holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, UT.
Board of Trustees
Kerry Giles, Chair - Director of Rutherford County Transit
Charles Bond, Vice Chair - Rutherford Orthopedics
Tory Shepherd, Secretary - CEO Rutherford Regional Health System
Margaret Annunziata, EdD - President, Isothermal Community College
Yanet Cisneros - Co-Founder, Foothills Universal Services
Andrew Demeusy, MD - Chief of Medical Staff - Rutherford Surgical Associates
Jackie Godlock - Business Relations Specialist, NC Department of Health and Human Services
Frank Mooring, MD - Catawba Radiology (Retired)
Paul J. Mosca, MD, PhD, MBA - Associate Professor of Surgery Physician Quality Officer Duke University School of Medicine Duke Network Services/DUHS