|Novant Health's team of executives works with a governing board of trustees to direct operations. Their leadership, expertise and commitment to financial stewardship allow Novant Health to continue improving the health of our communities, one person at a time..
Carl Armato - President &
Chief Executive Officer, Novant Health.
Carl Armato is the president and chief executive officer for Novant Health. Since joining Novant in 1998 as the vice president of finance and operations for the physician divisions in both Charlotte and Winston-Salem, Armato has also served as senior vice president of materials management and logistics for Novant Health. In 2003, Presbyterian Healthcare appointed Armato as chief operating officer and then promoted him to president and chief executive officer in January 2004. In 2008, the health system promoted him to president of Novant markets and in 2011 as chief operating officer.
Prior to joining Novant, Armato was vice president of operations for First Care Physicians and director of finance for the General Health System in Baton Rouge, LA. He was also a senior tax/audit consultant for Ernst & Young in the Baton Rouge office. Armato holds a bachelors degree in business administration - accounting from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and a masters degree in business administration from Norwich University of Vermont.
He is a certified public accountant licensed in Louisiana and North Carolina. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. Armato also serves as the 2011 board chair for the Mecklenburg Citizens for Public Education.
Gregory J. Beier - Executive Vice President &
President, Novant Operations.
Gregory J. Beier is president of Novant Health operations. He oversees all operational and administrative functions for the health system. During his 30-year tenure with the organization, Beier has served as president of Novant Health's triad region, president of Forsyth Medical Center, chief operating office for Carolina Medicorp, and vice president for professional services for Forsyth Memorial Hospital.
Beier holds a master's degree in management from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, K.S. He completed his administrative residency at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL, where he also served as the administrator for the division of medicine.
Beier is active in the local community as a member of the Winston-Salem Rotary Club and the Leadership Winston-Salem Alumni Council. He was chairman of the Board of the United Way of Forsyth County in 2004 and 2005 and the county campaign chair in 2000. He has also served on the boards of Forsyth Technical Community College Foundation, ECHO Council, Triad Health Alliance, the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce and First Community Bank.
On a state and national level, Beier is a member of the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council, the VHA Healthcare Safety Network, the VHA Large System COO Forum and the Queen's College President's Advisory Council. He has served on the North Carolina Hospital Association board as both a member and president. Beier has also represented the Region 3 District for the American Hospital Association.
Herb Clegg, MD - President
Novant Medical Group.
Herb Clegg, MD, serves as president of Novant Medical Group (NMG). Previous roles include serving as chief of the Presbyterian Novant Medical Group (PNMG), division of pediatrics, and chief of the department of pediatrics for Presbyterian's Hemby Children's Hospital. He's been a member of NMG since joining Eastover Pediatrics in 1994.
Dr. Clegg received an undergraduate degree with honors from Davidson College and a medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, after which he spent two years as an epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control. After a year as chief resident, he completed a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at Children's Hospital in Boston. He is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric infectious diseases.
Dr. Clegg is a past president of the North Carolina Pediatric Society. He has also served on the boards for Youth Homes and Myers Park Trinity Little League where he has coached baseball and softball for the past 20 years. Clinical epidemiology, office-based research, teaching and practice management are areas of focus for Dr. Clegg. Current projects include the development of patient centered medical homes and developing a Novant system for clinical research.
Jacque Daniels - Executive Vice President &
Chief Administrative Officer.
Jacque Daniels is chief administrative officer for Novant Health, overseeing human resources, information technology, marketing and public relations, enterprise program management office, government relations, real estate and construction as well as supply chain.
Prior to accepting her current role in 2004, Daniels served in a variety of managerial positions within human resources, including senior vice president, director of benefits and compensation, and recruitment and personnel manager for the physician division in the Winston-Salem region. She began her career at Novant in 1982 as a medical technologist and clinical educator in the pathology department for Forsyth Medical Center.
Daniels holds an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and master's in business administration from Wake Forest University. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.
She is active within the North Carolina Hospital Association and serves on the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee. Over the years, she has also been an active volunteer and held several leadership positions with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Forsyth County.
Fred Hargett - Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer.
Fred Hargett is Novant Health's chief financial officer. He joined the health system in 2003 and most recently served as executive vice president of finance for Novant. Prior to that, Hargett held the position of senior vice president of financial planning for our health system.
Before joining Novant Health, Hargett served as manager of healthcare consulting at Ernst & Young in Charlotte, NC. At Ernst & Young, he led engagements in strategic planning, business development and financial forecasting.
Hargett graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in public health, a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He is a certified public accountant licensed in North Carolina. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Sallye Liner, RN - Executive Vice President &
Chief Clinical Officer.
Sallye Liner, RN, is the chief clinical officer for Novant Health. She leads our innovation around how we deliver seamless patient care across the continuum - from our hospitals to outpatient centers to physician practices.
After graduating from nursing school, Liner started her career as a nurse in the ICU. She joined Forsyth Memorial Hospital in 1976 as a clinical nurse educator and over the years, moved into positions in critical care management and nursing administration. In 1997, Liner became chief operating officer of Forsyth Medical Center. She was named hospital president and chief operating officer for the Winston-Salem market in 2008 and assumed her current role in 2010.
Liner holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science in nursing administration. She is also a graduate of the Wharton Nurse Executive program.
The Winston-Salem community has benefitted from Liner's leadership over the years, as she has served on task forces and boards for Winston-Salem State University, University of North Carolina Greensboro Bryan School of Business, North Carolina Stroke Association, The Arts Council of Forsyth County and as 2009-2010 President of the Winston-Salem Rotary Club. Liner was also instrumental in founding the Women's Leadership Council for the United Way and served as its first chair. She is a member of the boards of directors for the North Carolina Hospital Association, United Way, Forsyth Futures, the Winston-Salem Alliance, Piedmont Triad Partnership and Providence Health and Services. She is also serving this community as the 2011 campaign chair for the United Way of Forsyth County.
Stephen L. Wallenhaupt, MD - Executive Vice President &
Chief Medical Officer.
Stephen Wallenhaupt, MD, serves as Novant Health's chief medical officer. From 2001-2006, he served as the executive vice president for medical affairs of Presbyterian Healthcare in the Charlotte region. He is a board certified cardiovascular surgeon and formerly a partner of Hawthorne Cardiovascular Surgeons in Charlotte, 1993-2001.
Dr. Wallenhaupt was assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine from 1985-1993. He received his medical degree from Bowman Gray School of Medicine of Wake Forest University in 1978. He is a member of multiple medical organizations including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians and the American Medical Association.
Novant Health Board of Trustees
Lisa S. Evans, MD
Medical Director, Radiation Oncology
Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center
Michael B. Baughan
Peggy A. Valentine, Ed.D.
Dean, The School of Health Sciences
Winston-Salem State University
Akinyele Aluko, MD
Mid Carolina Cardiology, P.A.
Medical Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute
John R. Belk
President & COO, Belk, Inc.
Forsyth County Board of Commissioners
Robert R. Gordon, Jr. (Retired)
EVP, HR, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.
TML Copiers, Xerox Company
Glenn E. Ketner, Jr.
Attorney at Law
Ketner & Dees
Robert H. Stolz
CEO, North American, Wurth Group
Krista S. Tillman
Dean, Hayworth College, Queens University of Charlotte
Paul M. Wiles
President, Novant Health
John B. Woodlief
Vice President, Finance & CFO, Ruddick Corporation
The Lee Institute
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
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