Meet the Team

Our expert leadership team drives quality care at Children’s. Many of these leaders are involved in professional organizations at the national level and hold certifications with credentialing agencies. The team works closely with caregivers to find better and safer ways to help children be healthy and get back their normal lives.

“We believe every child should have the opportunity to laugh, play and enjoy a full life. This is why our employees work so hard to create a safe and healing environment for our patients, so that they can get back to doing what kids do best: being kids.”

Donna Hyland, President and Chief Executive Officer, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, and Committee Chair of the Quality Cabinet

Dan Salinas

Dan Salinas, M.D.
Senior Vice President
Chief Medical Officer 

John Zetzsche, M.S.
Vice President, Quality and
Medical Management


Gary Frank, M.D.
Medical Director,
Quality and
Medical Management

Linda Cole, R.N., M.B.A.

Linda Cole, R.N., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President, Operations, Scottish Rite
Chief Nursing Officer

Pam Mason, R.N., B.S.N.
Manager, System Regulatory Services 

Frankie King, C.P.H.Q.
Manager, Physician Peer Review


Jeff Rehberg
Manager, Clinical Process Improvement
and Service Excellence

Traycee Newton
Patient Safety Officer
Manager, Patient Safety


J. Renee Watson, R.N.C., B.S.N.,
C.P.H.Q., C.I.C.
Manager, Infection Prevention
and Epidemiology  

Bess Searles , RN, BSN
Director, Case Management and
Population Health


James (Jim) Bost, Ph.D.
Director, Outcomes and Quality Measurement