Our Leaders at Baptist
President and Chief Executive Officer
In June 2014, Jason Little became only the fifth person since 1912 to serve as Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation's president and CEO. Since joining Baptist in 2002, Little has held a number of leadership positions, including administrator and CEO of three Baptist Memorial hospitals, vice president and head of metro-Memphis operations and executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Little received his bachelor's degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and master's degrees in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Little was an operations administrator for the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, before joining Baptist.
A recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, Little serves on the boards of the Tennessee Hospital Association, Memphis Regional Chamber of Commerce, Memphis Tomorrow, the New Memphis Institute and the Industry Council for the Federal Reserve Branch at St. Louis.
Paul DePriest, MD
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Paul DePriest is the first physician to serve as executive vice president and chief operating officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. Dr. DePriest joined Baptist in 2012 as senior vice president and chief medical officer. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Eastern Kentucky University, an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a master's degree in healthcare management from the Harvard School of Public Health. After medical school, Dr. DePriest completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and a fellowship in gynecological oncology at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Zach Chandler serves as Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation's executive vice president and chief strategy officer. After completing his Frank Groner administrative fellowship at Baptist, Chandler held several leadership roles within the organization, including serving as CEO and administrator at four Baptist Memorial hospitals. Before being promoted to his current role, he served as vice president and head of metro-Memphis operations, and, prior to that, vice president and head of regional operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University and a master's degree in health administration from Washington University. In addition to his leadership roles at Baptist, he spent two years as president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. The American College of Healthcare Executives has honored Chandler with its Early Career Healthcare Executive Award.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bill Griffin began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen and KPMG Peat Marwick. In 1993, he joined Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation and has served as the chief financial officer for Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle and Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis and as corporate system director of finance. In 2000, Griffin was promoted to vice president of corporate finance and also served as corporate privacy and security officer. In 2015, he was promoted to his current position. He is a certified public accountant, a chartered global management accountant, a fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and an HFMA-certified healthcare financial professional. He holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of Mississippi. Griffin serves on the boards of Christ Community Health Services, The Medical Education & Research Institute and Mississippi True.
Gregory M. Duckett
Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Since 1992, Greg Duckett has served as senior vice president and chief legal officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, providing executive leadership, direction, guidance and assistance on legal and strategic matters related to Baptist and its subsidiaries and educating Baptist leadership on changes in the law. He also oversees risk management, risk financing, corporate compliance and government relations for Baptist. Duckett is deeply involved in the Memphis community, serving on the boards of the Tennessee Election Commission, National Civil Rights Museum, the University of Memphis Board of Visitors, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, the Economic Club and the Riverfront Development Corporation.
Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Scott Fountain oversees the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and all fund raising initiatives of the corporation. He is also responsible for Baptist Memorial Health Care’s division of Corporate Communications, which includes public relations and internal communications, brand development and marketing, web development and community outreach/relations. Fountain graduated from Iowa State University and has spent his entire career in institutional advancement. Before joining Baptist in 1994, he served as Vice Chancellor for Development at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is chair of the United Way of the Mid-South, and serves on the board of the Medical Education and Research Institute and the board of governors of the New Memphis Institute. He is previous chair of the New Memphis board of directors and is a former member of the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, the Brooks Museum and Memphis Economic Club boards.
Vice President of Managed Care and CEO of Baptist Health Services Group of the Mid-South
David Elliott is vice president of managed care for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation and CEO of Baptist Health Services Group of the Mid-South, a five-state PPO with more than 400,000 covered lives. A board member of the Mid-South Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and Page Robbins Adult Day Care, he is a past chairman of the Health Care Financial Management Association, Tennessee Chapter. He holds a bachelor's degree from David Lipscomb University and an MBA from the University of Memphis.
Vice President of Government Affairs
As vice president of government affairs for Baptist Memorial Health Care, Keith Norman's primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining relationships with government officials and strengthening Baptist's community outreach partnerships. He also is pastor of First Baptist Church—Broad, sits on the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission board of directors, serves on Christian Brothers University’s board of trustees and is a former commissioner of the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance. Norman is the immediate past president of Memphis’ NAACP chapter and serves on NAACP’s national board of trustees. A graduate of Morehouse College, Norman earned a doctorate degree from Memphis Theological Seminary in 2016 and published his dissertation, which outlines strategies for urban community development in Memphis, Tennessee. Norman is now pursuing a certification in diversity and inclusion management from the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Senior Leadership Team
Our senior leadership team represents years of experience from many different fields and disciplines, both clinical and non-clinical. Whether coming from academia, a hospital or community leadership roles, all have spent decades in the health care arena, many with lifelong careers at Baptist.
Vice President/Chief Information
and Digital Officer
Chief Nurse Executive
Betty Sue McGarvey, PhD, RN
Baptist Health Sciences University
Stephen C. Reynolds
Chief Improvement Officer
Henry Sullivant, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Mark Swanson, MD
Vice President/Baptist Physician Enterprise President/CEO Baptist Medical Group
Vice President Revenue Cycle
Vice President Affiliate Integration
Vice President West Tennessee Operations