Jackson Healthcare's executive team brings extensive leadership experience and business acumen to the hospitals, physicians and clinical teams we serve.
Richard L. Jackson
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jackson Healthcare
Richard L. Jackson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jackson Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare staffing companies in the U.S., serving more than five million patients in over 1,300 healthcare facilities. The company also provides hospitals with logistical solutions for patient throughput and systemic operational efficiency.
For the past 34 years, Jackson has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing more than 25 healthcare companies. His ownership and operation of staffing companies, surgery centers, practice management companies, clinics and hospitals have endowed him with the depth and breadth required to thrive in the ever-changing healthcare environment.
Jackson has demonstrated a unique ability to anticipate industry trends, identify underserved niches and create industry-leading companies. Jackson partners with industry thought leaders and continues to play a lead role in transforming the way healthcare is delivered.
Driven by a personal mission to inject hope and opportunity into the lives of underserved children, Jackson actively supports numerous local and international charitable organizations. In 2010, he established a national Hospital Charitable Service Awards program-the only recognition program in the healthcare industry celebrating hospital accomplishments at the program level.
In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Georgia Department of Community Health and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Jackson is also the founder and Chairman of Patients for Fair Compensation, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to bringing an alternative solution to traditional medical malpractice reform. For his support of numerous local and international charitable organizations, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Humanitarian Wellness Award at the 9th Annual Atlanta Gospel Fest Music Health & Wellness Festival.
Jackson and his wife reside in Atlanta, Georgia.
President, Jackson Healthcare
R. Shane Jackson serves as President of Jackson Healthcare, where he is responsible for corporate development and day-to-day operations.
From 2000 to 2008, Jackson oversaw numerous acquisitions, startups and investments for Jackson Healthcare, including serving as president for several of its startup entities.
In 2008, the Atlanta Business Chronicle named him one of the city's "Top 40 Under 40," recognizing his accomplishments as a young leader. Jackson earned an M.B.A, with honors, from Emory University, where he was one of a distinguished group of students selected for the institution's accelerated three-semester degree program. He also holds a B.B.A from Harding University.
He serves on several community boards, including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and is Vice-Chairman of the Alpharetta Technology Commission, and a former board Chairman and current standing member of the board of directors for Mission Predisan.
Jackson and his wife reside in Alpharetta, Georgia, with their three children.
Chief of Corporate Operations
Over her 20 plus years of senior leadership, Jennifer Dangar’s breadth of responsibilities has included strategy, sales, marketing, business development, research, contract negotiation, product development and operations.
In her new role as Chief of Corporate Operations for Jackson Healthcare, she will report to Shane Jackson and lead the corporate resource team efforts in creating an unparalleled environment where great companies thrive. In addition to supporting all corporate resources functions, Dangar will act as a resource for and liaison to the operating companies.
Prior to Jackson Healthcare, Dangar served as chief strategy officer & president of distribution for The Weather Company (Weather). In that role, she provided strategic direction and leadership across Weather’s portfolio of products and companies. She also led contract negotiations, distribution and business development with distributors (from Comcast to Google), driving almost half the revenue of the company. Throughout her tenure at Weather she oversaw various corporate functions and launched new businesses.
Prior to Weather, she held leadership positions at various content companies, including Discovery Communications, Turner Broadcasting, C-SPAN and In Demand. She was chair of the board of Women in Cable Telecommunications (a ten-thousand-member organization supporting women’s leadership development), and held leadership positions on various telecom industry boards. She has been recognized for her contributions to the telecom industry, garnering numerous awards and accolades.
Jennifer has also been active in the Atlanta community: as a graduate of Leadership Atlanta (2011), on the advisory board of Valor Ventures and is currently the Georgia chair of YPO (Young President’s Organization). She has served various community organizations including Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, The High Museum, Zoo Atlanta, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Dangar is a graduate of Tulane University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in ancient history. She has an 18-year-old “bonus” son and a 10-year-old daughter, who along with her husband and 2 dogs, live in Atlanta.
Douglas B. Kline
Chief Financial Officer, Jackson Healthcare
Douglas B. Kline is Chief Financial Officer for Jackson Healthcare. Kline is responsible for coordinating all financial and accounting operations for Jackson, including the start-up of new businesses. In addition, he oversees all prospective acquisition activities, treasury management, risk management and negotiations with Jackson's lenders. Since joining Jackson in 2005, he has managed the growth of Jackson's revenue from $100 million to $800 million. With more than 30 years of progressive financial and operations experience, Kline was named a 2009 finalist for Chief Financial Officer of the Year by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Prior to joining Jackson, Kline served as Chief Financial Officer for an equipment rental and sales firm in Jacksonville, Florida, where he helped transform its $750-thousand profit into a $40-million profit. In addition, he was responsible for all accounting, financial analysis, internal controls, budgeting and strategic planning for the company.
Kline graduated from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He also earned a master's degree in business administration from Florida State University. A Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Florida, Kline spent the first seven years of his career in public accounting with Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
Kline and his wife reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Jackson Healthcare
Michael Hiffa is Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Jackson Healthcare. He brings more than 25 years of human resources experience to the Jackson companies. His primary focus is building a strong organizational culture by overseeing employee relations, organizational effectiveness, training and development, benefits/wellness, mergers and acquisitions and all recruitment and retention functions for all Jackson Healthcare companies.
Prior to joining Jackson in 2006, Hiffa served as a senior member of the executive team for a nationwide LTAC hospital company, as well as two major financial corporations in the property and casualty industry. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for implementing and reorganizing human resources departments, as well as restructuring organizations, resulting in the cost savings of millions in operating costs.
Hiffa is a strategic human resources professional with demonstrated accomplishments in building concrete environments for rapidly growing organizations. Throughout his career, he has been instrumental in developing performance management systems based on core competencies and leadership concepts. In addition, he is responsible for creating employee retention programs, leadership development programs, wellness initiatives, and succession plans at all levels. His areas of expertise include: management development, business process improvement, coaching and mentoring. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of becoming an employer of choice.
Hiffa graduated from Syracuse University and earned his JD from the John Marshall School of Law.
He and his wife have three grown children and reside in Johns Creek, Georgia.
Chief Technology Officer, Jackson Healthcare
Tim Aligheri is Chief Technology Officer for Jackson
Healthcare. Aligheri is responsible for the oversight of new
technology developments, project management, product management and
strategic vision for the Jackson portfolio of business
Aligheri brings almost 30 years of experience in software
development, architecture, research and development, as well as
product management to Jackson. He has the unique ability to
understand a company's vision and orchestrate a powerful
Aligheri is an award-winning information technology
leader. He has been recognized for combining original
conceptual creativity with technology, to design successful client
server and web-based technology. Prior to joining Jackson,
Aligheri held executive positions at HealthPort, Per-Se
Technologies (now McKesson), Cox Interactive Media (now Coxnet),
MedAssets and HBOC (now McKesson).
A graduate of Georgia Southern University, Aligheri recently
completed Villanova University's Six Sigma Black Belt training.
Aligheri and his wife reside in Cumming, Georgia, with their
General Counsel, Jackson Healthcare
Dennis Stockwell serves as General Counsel for Jackson
Healthcare and its affiliated companies. He is responsible
for legal affairs involving Jackson, including general corporate
matters, contracts and intellectual property. In addition,
Stockwell provides legal services support for all of the Jackson
Prior to joining Jackson, Stockwell served as Vice President,
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for TurboChef Technologies,
Inc., and PracticeWorks, Inc., both publicly-traded companies. He
previously was a corporate and securities attorney in Atlanta and
served as an officer in the U.S. Navy.
Stockwell brings a wealth of experience involving general
business and transactional legal issues and corporate
governance. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he earned a
master's degree from University of Rhode Island and his juris
doctorate from Harvard Law School.
Stockwell and his wife reside in Braselton, Georgia.