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 & President, LocumTenens.com
R. Shane Jackson serves as President of Jackson Healthcare,
where he is responsible for corporate development and
day-to-day operations. He is also President of
LocumTenens.com, a free online physician recruiting board and
full-service recruiting agency, a position he has held since
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
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 more than $450 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
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. Hiffa 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,
payroll, benefits, mergers and acquisitions and all recruitment and
retention functions for all companies owned by Jackson
Prior to joining Jackson in 2006, he 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, Hiffa 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 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
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
Chief Marketing Officer, Jackson Healthcare
Bob Schlotman serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Jackson
Healthcare. In his role, Schlotman oversees all corporate marketing
efforts including: public and government relations, media
relations outreach, corporate communication, market research, brand
management and national account sales for Jackson.
Schlotman has more than 35 years experience in healthcare and
information technology marketing, product strategy and
business development. Prior to joining Jackson, Schlotman
served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business
Development and interim CEO of Surgical Information
Previously, Schlotman spent 20 years at HBO & Company prior
to their being acquired by McKesson Inc. At HBO &
Company, he held senior positions in product management, product
marketing, customer service and product development.
Schlotman graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a
bachelor's degree in business administration, with a focus in
marketing. He also earned two master's degrees from the
University of Dayton, in business administration and computer
Schlotman and his wife reside in Roswell, Georgia.
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.