donna hyland ceo with patient

Executive team leaders are responsible for all activities of the organization, ensuring that Children’s is staying true to its mission, vision and values while developing and executing a strategy for doing so.

Donna Hyland
Chief Executive Officer
Ruth Fowler
Chief Financial Officer
Linda Matzigkeit
Chief Administrative Officer
Ron Frieson
Chief Operating Officer
Lucky Jain
Pediatrician in Chief and Department of Pediatrics Chair
James Fortenberry
Chief Medical Officer
Janine Musholt
President of Foundation
Jeremy Meller
Chief Information Officer

These physician leaders provide expert medical knowledge and oversight in decisions regarding Children’s.

Chevon Brooks MD
Campus Medical Director, Hughes Spalding Hospital
Paul Chai, MD
Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Margaux Charbonnet
Campus Medical Director, Scottish Rite Hospital
Josh Chern
Chief, Neurosurgery
Matthew Clifton
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery
John Constantino
Chief, Behavioral and Mental Health
James Fortenberry
Chief Medical Officer
Gary Frank, MD
Medical Director, Quality, Accreditation and Regulatory Services
Steven Goudy
Division Chief, Otolaryngology
Douglas Graham
Chief, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Larry Greenbaum
Division Chief, Nephrology
Srikant B. Iyer
Chief Quality Officer and Division Chief, Emergency Services
Lucky Jain
Pediatrician-in-Chief and Department of Pediatrics Chair
Stephanie M. Jernigan, MD
Campus Director, Egleston Hospital
Khaliah Johnson
Division Chief, Palliative Care
Andrew Kirsch
Division Chief, Urology
Ami Klin
Director, Marcus Autism Center
Division Chief, Autism
William T. Mahle
Chief, Cardiology
Andrew Muir
 Division Chief, Endocrinology
Kristy Murray, DVM, PhD
Chief Research Officer
Brenda Poindexter
Division Chief, Neonatology
Sampath Prahalad
Division Chief, Rheumatology
David Rappaport, MD, FAAP, FHM
Division Chief for Hospital Medicine
Rene Romero, MD
System Medical Director, Transplant
Usha N. Sathian, MD
Service Chief, Urgent and Community Care
Cary Sauer
Division Chief, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Michael L. Schmitz
Chief, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center
Tim Schrader
Campus Surgical Director, Scottish Rite Hospital
Andi Shane
Division Chief, Infectious Diseases
Dawn Simon, MD
Division Chief, Pulmonology, Asthma, Cystic Fibrosis and Sleep
Stephen F. Simoneaux, MD
Division Chief, Radiology
Nancy Sokkary
Division Chief, Gynecology
Vijay Srinivasan
Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine
Karen Uston
Division Chief, Dentistry and Orthodontics
Brian Vickery
Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology
Joshua Vova
Division Chief, Physiatry
Elizabeth Weinzierl
Division Chief, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Joseph Williams
Division Chief, Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
David Wolf
Division Chief, Neurology
David Wrubel
Campus Surgical Director, Egleston Hospital

This team is the leadership body for Children’s Physician Group practices. The team sets clinical and operational priorities, manages overall financial performance, sets quality targets, and identifies staffing needs for the physician practices.

Team members: 

  • James Fortenberry, MD, FCCM, FAAP
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Larry Greenbaum, MD, PhD
    Director of Children’s Physician Group
  • Lucky Jain, MD, MBA
    Pediatrician-in-Chief and Department of Pediatrics Chair
  • Usha Sathian, MD
    Service Chief, Urgent and Community Care
  • Darilyn Brown
    Vice President, Physician Practice Operations
  • Brandon Yoder
    Vice President, Finance Operations
  • Michelle Reid
    Senior Director, Human Resources 

The Medical Executive Committee is the primary authority over professional staff and performance improvement activities regarding professional services provided by those with clinical privileges. The committee acts on reports and recommendations from departments, sections and committees and is accountable to the Board for the medical care of patients admitted to or receiving treatment at our hospitals.

Current presidents:


The Board of Trustees is the governing body of Children’s. It is composed of local volunteer leaders who share a commitment to serving the community by enhancing the lives of children.

Colin Brady, M.D.
Colin Brady, M.D.
Medical Staff President Elect, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
W. Paul Bowers
W. Paul Bowers
Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Georgia Power
Paul Brown
Paul Brown
Chief Executive Officer, Inspire Brands
Mark A. Chancy
Mark A. Chancy
Retired Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer, SunTrust Banks, Inc.
Michael Cote
Michael Cote
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Secureworks
Allison Dukes
Allison Dukes
Chief Financial Officer, Invesco
Sarah Fanning
Sarah Fanning
Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

Mark Gilreath
Retired Chief Executive Officer, United Digestive

Kim Greene
Chairman, President and CEO, Georgia Power

Ernest L. Greer
Co-President, Greenberg Traurig, LLC

Babette Henagan
Founder and Managing Partner, Linx Partners, LLC

Thomas M. Holder
Chairman, Holder Construction Company

Donna W. Hyland
President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Jocelyn Hunter
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, The Home Depot

Andrés Irlando
President, Zayo Group 
Stephanie Jernigan
Stephanie Jernigan, MD
Campus Medical Director, Egleston, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Mark Kauffman
Community Volunteer

Jenna Kelly
NC West Regional President & National Mid-Corporate Strategy Leader, Truist

Wonya Lucas
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Crown Media Family Networks

Hala Moddelmog
President and Chief Executive Officer, The Woodruff Arts Center

Beatriz Perez
SVP & Chief Communications, Sustainability & Strategic Partnerships Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Asif Ramji
Asif Ramji
Chief Executive Officer, Venture Worx
Dawn Simon, MD
Dawn Simon, MD
Medical Staff President, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Edwin Smith, MD
Urologist at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta & Professor at Emory University School of Medicine

Tristan Walker
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Walker & Company Brands
Tony Wong
Tony Wong
Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Investments, Invesco