Interim Chief Executive Officer
Tory Shepherd joined Rutherford Regional Health System as Interim CEO in September, 2022. 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.
Prior to joining SHM’s administrative team, Shepherd served as the Director of Cardiopulmonary Neurophysiology Services and as a cardiopulmonary coordinator and respiratory therapist.
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.
Prior to getting into Healthcare, he spent the first 7 years of his career in Governmental Audit. John has extensive experience in multiple hospital systems in both TN and NC. He is happily married with three children that attend Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy. John and his family are extremely active in sports and very engaged in our community.