Charles R. Enicks
Mr. Enicks was the enterprise Chief Information Officer for the University of Mississippi Medical Center, with oversight of information technology for five health-related schools, five hospitals and a 550-member physician practice. Before joining the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Senior Executive at Healthlink Inc., Chief Information Officer for the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and Chief Information Officer for Emory Healthcare, among other positions.
Vice President of Facilities Support Services
Before joining the health system, Howard was Vice President of Campus Services at LifeBridge Health in Baltimore, Md. Previously, he served as Director of Facilities Management and Construction at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C.; as a Project Manager at Kroll Construction in Owings Mill, Md.; and as Director of Facilities at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Howard has also served in various capacities in facilities management at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
Howard received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in College Park and a Master of Science degree in Business Management from Johns Hopkins University.
He is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering, the American College of Healthcare Executives and the University of Maryland Alumni Association. He is also an alumnus of Leadership Baltimore County.
William P. Kanto, Jr., MD
Acting Senior Vice President Medical Affairs and
Chief Medical Officer
Kanto joined the university faculty in 1983 and serves as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the Medical College of Georgia.
He chaired the MCG Department of Pediatrics and served as Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital from 1994 until being named to his current position in 2010. He was pivotally involved in planning and developing the Children’s Hospital, which opened in 1998 as a 157-bed hospital and the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in Georgia.
The Department of Pediatrics received several Outstanding Clinical Science Teaching Department Awards under his tenure, and the GRU William P. Kanto Pediatric Research Award is named in his honor. He researches childhood obesity and asthma.
Enterprise Vice President of Human Resources
Teri Perry, RN, MSN
Vice President of Adult Patient Care Services
Perry joined the health system in 1994 as Nurse Manager of the Cardiac Care Unit. Since that time, she served as Nurse Manger of the Cardiology Service Line and, most recently, as Director of Ambulatory Patient Care Services. Previously, Perry was a Nurse Manager at the Medical University of South Carolina.
She earned an associate degree in Nursing from Augusta State University and B.S. and M.S. degrees in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Perry is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association and the Georgia Nurses Association. She was named in the lists of Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the South and Southeast and Who’s Who in American Nursing. Perry is also a member of the ASU and MUSC Alumni Associations and Sigma Theta Tau, and she is a lifetime member of Alpha Delta Pi.
Joseph Thornton, MS
Vice President of Ambulatory Care
Thornton is responsible for overseeing the budgetary and financial management of Ambulatory Care Services. In addition Thornton is responsible for Ambulatory Patient Access Services which includes management of the Call Center, Financial Quality Services, Desk Operations and Emergency Department Registration.
Thornton joined the health system in 2001 as Director of Eye Care Services before assuming his responsibilities as Administrative Director of Ambulatory Care Patient Access Services. Prior to that, he was an Administrative Manager for Dermatology, Audiology, and Ear, Nose and Throat for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
He earned both a Master of Science degree in health systems and a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta
James (Jim) Mumford, MHSA, FACHE
Business Leader, Pediatric Patient Care Services
Munford joined the health system in 2008 as Administrative Director of Pediatrics in Ambulatory and Network Services. He is currently Business Leader, Pediatric Patient Care Services for GRHealth.
Before joining GRHealth Mumford served as the hospital administrator and chief administrative officer of Tod Children’s Hospital and physician practices at Forum Health - Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. Prior to that, he served as corporate director at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and as administrator of P.T. Services, Inc./Select Medical Corporation in Tiffin, Ohio.
He earned a master’s degree in health services administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati and graduated cum laude from St. Meinrad College in St. Meinrad, Ind., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Arts & Sciences. Mumford also earned an AA in business management from National College in Colorado Springs, Colo., and a Certificate in Medical Technology from Community College of the Air Force at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas.
He is a Board Member for YMCA Marshall Branch, healthcare management instructor, and is a recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air Force Inspector General’s Medical Service Award.
Administrative Director of Patient Family Centered Care
Roberson joined health system in 2000 as a Social Worker/Case Manager. In 2007, he was promoted to Director of Family Services Development. Previously, he served as the Director of Community Development at the United Way of Aiken County in South Carolina, and was the Resident Services Coordinator at the Aiken Housing Authority.
Roberson earned a B.A. degree in Psychology at Augusta College and an M.S. degree in Management/Hospital Administration at Troy State University. He holds a Human Services Certification from the University of Georgia’s Fanning Leadership Center and a Certification in Public Housing Management from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organization and has successfully completed TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer Preparation Course from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Mr. Roberson also completed the United Way of America’s Train-the-Trainers Course for Outcomes Measurements.