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Jackson Healthcare Advisory Board

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Jackson Healthcare Executive Leadership

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.

Jackson and his wife reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shane Jackson

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 2008.

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.

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 Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Kline and his wife reside in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Michael Hiffa

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 Healthcare.

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 Creek, Georgia.

Tim Aligheri

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 applications. 

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 development campaign.  

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 daughter.

Bob Schlotman

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 Systems.

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 science.

Schlotman and his wife reside in Roswell, Georgia.

Dennis Stockwell

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 operating entities.

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.