Council Capital

CEO Council

Council’s unique value proposition is the access portfolio companies have to the networks and expertise of the more than 30 members of the CEO Council. All members are proven company builders with diverse backgrounds and capabilities, ranging from the healthcare industry to financial services and retail. Collectively, they are able to bring whatever expertise or involvement is needed to help accelerate and manage growth, whether that’s serving as a board member or consulting on important issues in any growing healthcare company, such as scaling operations and introducing professional sales management.

Watch these short videos to see how we deploy our CEO Council to help our portfolio company CEOs enhance their ability to execute and grow their vision. 


John W. Baackes
CEO, L.A. Care Health Plan*
President, AmeriHealth Caritas VIP Plans
CEO, Senior Whole Health
President, Kaiser Permanente Northeast Division


James R. Balkcom, Jr.^
Chairman, TalenQuest*
Chairman, EndoChoice*
Chairman, TMG*
Executive Chairman, EVault
CEO, Techsonic Industries­


Joanne B. Bauer
President, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare


Robert J. Berling
President, Berling Associates*
Partner, Authur Anderson & Co.


Dennis C Bottorff^
Co-Founder and General Partner, Council Capital*
Chairman, AmSouth Bank (NYSE)
CEO, First American (NYSE)
President & COO, C&S/Sovran Bank (NYSE)
Vice Chairman & COO, Sovran Bank (NYSE)
CEO, Commerce Union Bank (NYSE)


J. Lawrence Connolly
CEO, Connolly, LLC


G. Mack Dove 
Chairman, AAA Cooper Transportation*
Chairman & CEO, AAA Cooper Transportation


Reid B. Dove
President & CEO, AAA Cooper Transportation*
Director, BCBS of Alabama*


Christopher B. Durham
Co-Founder & President, ApolloMD*
President, DMS, Inc.


Eugene C. Fleming
Executive Chairman, ReDoc
Chairman, President & CEO, Cogent Healthcare
President & CEO, Surgical Alliance Corp.
COO, Quorum Health Group
President of the Eastern Grooup, HCA


Herbert A. Fritch
President, Cigna-HealthSpring*
Chairman & CEO, HealthSpring
President, North American Medical Management


Katie H. Gambill^
Co-Founder and General Partner, Council Capital*
President & CIO, SunTrust Equitable Securities
President & CIO, Equitable Securities
MD & Director of Equities, Equitable Securities
MD & Director of Research, Equitable Securities
Healthcare Equity Research Analyst, Equitable Securities


Thomas E. Givens 
Chairman & CEO Healththcare Management Systems


William J. Hamburg
CEO, Guardian Home Care
Interim CEO, Cogent Healthcare
Interim COO & CDO, HealthSouth
President & COO, Surgical Care Affiliates


Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr.
Managing Partner, Neal & Harwell*


Philip M. Hertik
CEO & Founder, Windsor Health Group
Chairman, CEO, & President, Coventry Health


Robert E. Hughes
President & Founder, Hughes Development Corporation*


^ Also serves on Investment Committee

*Current position

Joey A. Jacobs
Chairman & CEO, Acadia Healthcare*
President, CEO & Co-Founder, Psychiatric Solutions
President of the Central Group, HCA


Teresa L. Kline
CEO, Health Alliance Plan, EVP, Henry Ford Health System*
SVP, HealthSouth
CEO, CHA (UK Health System Health Plan)
CEO, United Healthcare of Georgia


Wyck A. Knox, Jr.
Chairman & CEO, Knox-Rivers
Chairman & CEO, Kilpatrick Stockton


Linwood A. Lacy, Jr.^
Chairman, EVault
CEO, Ingram Industries
Co-Chairman & CEO, Ingram Micro (NYSE)


Gene R. McGrevin
 Chairman, Medivance
Chairman & CEO, Microtek Medical
Chairman & Co-Founder, PetNet Pharmaceuticals
President, Kimberly-Clark Healthcare
President & CEO, Sycor International


Phillip C. Peckman
 CEO, The Greenspun Corporation


Joe Scarlett
Chairman, Tractor Supply, Inc.
CEO, Tractor Supply, Inc.
Founder of the Scarlett Leadership Institute


Michael H. Schatzlein, MD
Chairman, Center for Medical Interoperability*
SVP, Group Operating Executive, Ascension Health
President and CEO of Ascension’s St. Vincent’s HealthCare
President & CEO, Saint Thomas Health
CEO, Lutheran Health Network (CHS)


W. Lucas Simons^
Senior Managing Director, UBS Healthcare Investment Banking
Managing Partner, J.C. Bradford


Wayne T. Smith
Chairman & CEO, Community Health*
President & COO, Humana


C. Meade Sutterfield
CEO PowerFone
President, Johnson Communications


Donald B. Taylor^
EVP & COO, Healthways, Inc.
President, FISI Madison, Inc.


Richard E. Thornburgh
Vice Chairman, Corsair Capital*
Vice Chairman, CSFB
CFO, Credit Suisse


Curtis J. Thorne
President & CEO, MedSolutions
President & COO, Adesso Specialty Services
Head of Pharmacy, Aetna


R. Lawrence Van Horn
Executive Director of Health Affairs, Vanderbilt University*
Co-Director, Fellows Program, Nashville Health Care Council*


David R. White
CEO, IASIS Healthcare
President & CEO, LifeTrust
President of the Atlantic Group, Columbia/HCA


John A. Williams
Chairman, Computer Services, Inc*
CEO, Computer Services, Inc.