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, a position he’s held since 2013.
From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Jackson served as president of LocumTenens.com, a physician and advanced practice staffing firm. From 2004 to 2006, he served as president of Patient Placement Systems, a healthcare technology company providing an automated solution for the referring and placing of patients that require care after leaving the hospital. In 2000, Mr. Jackson co-founded and acted as the president of NextStart Capital.
In 2012, Mr. Jackson was named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ list of the 100 most influential people in the staffing industry. In 2008, he was named one of Atlanta's "Top 40 Under 40" by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, recognizing him as one of Atlanta's most accomplished young business leaders. Mr. Jackson earned a 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.
Mr. Jackson is on the board of civic organizations including the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, North Fulton Community Improvement District and non-profit organizations including Junior Achievement of Atlanta and the Goodman Institute. From 2008 to 2013, he served as a member of the board of directors of Predisan, a not-for-profit, healthcare organization serving eastern Honduras.
Jackson and his wife reside in Alpharetta, Georgia, with their three children.
Chief of Corporate Operations
Jennifer R. Dangar is chief of corporate operations for Jackson Healthcare. In this capacity Dangar oversees the company’s resource teams and partners with company leaders to support growth and excellence. In her 20 plus years of senior leadership, Jennifer Dangar’s breadth of responsibilities has included strategy, sales, marketing, business development, research & insights, contract negotiation, new product launches and operations.
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 top national distribution partners. 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 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 is committed to service in the Atlanta community as well and is currently the Georgia chair of YPO (Young President’s Organization). Other activities include: Leadership Atlanta (2011), advisory board of Valor Ventures and past involvement in 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. She, her husband and two children live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Senior Vice President of Corporate Real Estate
In her role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Leslie Day-Harrell is responsible for the company’s rapidly expanding physical footprint in Alpharetta, Georgia, including the current $100 million expansion project.
Day-Harrell is leading the Italian Renaissance-style corporate expansion designed to accommodate 1,400 new associates in 306,000 additional square feet. Beyond the current corporate expansion, her responsibilities include facilities and property management, leading property purchases and oversight of corporate amenities including the gym/spa, dining facilities, health clinic, and more.
Day-Harrell has been managing corporate real estate in Atlanta since 1994 and has earned the Real Property Administrator (RPA) and Certified Property Manager (CPM) designations. She has been the recipient of multiple national and local awards in the property management industry. Prior to joining Jackson Healthcare, Leslie Day-Harrell was a senior property manager with Childress Klein Properties.
Day-Harrell is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She lives in Canton, Georgia with her husband and three children.
Chief Information Officer
As head of the shared services technology group, Esparza oversees the strategic vision, direction and delivery of technology initiatives across Jackson Healthcare's campus and operating companies.
Esparza brings a wealth of experience with some of the leading brands in Atlanta, including The Weather Channel, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Cox, and The Home Depot. Immediately prior to joining Jackson Healthcare, he was a vice president of software engineering at The Weather Company, an IBM Business, where he managed engineering teams in Atlanta and Israel to build the company’s advertising, video, and content delivery platforms in all digital formats. Previously, as a global innovation manager at IHG, he launched the world’s first mobile key platform.
Esparza holds a bachelors degree from the University of Texas at Austin and studied at Tecnológico de Monterrery. He stays involved with a number of technology organizations in the Atlanta area and sits on the boards of The Brittany Club, a local non-profit, and the Alpharetta Technology Commission. He is a licensed pilot, scuba diver, avid traveler and resides with his wife, Brittany, and 2 kids in Brookhaven, GA.
Vice President of Marketing
Keith Jennings spearheads initiatives designed to lift Jackson Healthcare's brand, culture and companies. He also supports the launch and scale-up of new entities and special projects. Before being named vice president of marketing, Jennings served seven years as the corporate marketing team's director of content strategy.
Prior to Jackson, Jennings served nine years as head of planning and marketing for a two-hospital health system including direct oversight of its certificate of need applications, corporate compliance program and medical office properties. Before that he worked with three healthcare contract management firms, specializing in orthopedics, occupational medicine and geriatric psychiatry.
Jennings is a graduate of Florida State University. He, his wife and four children live in Milton, Georgia.
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.
Chief Risk Officer
Randall Mink serves as Chief Risk Officer for Jackson Healthcare and its affiliated companies. He oversees all corporate risk management functions, as well as the deployment of risk management across the Jackson portfolio of companies, including insurance procurement, litigation management, captive management, acquisition due diligence, compliance and an array of other responsibilities.
Mink has 30 years of corporate healthcare experience. He previously worked for HealthSouth Corporation (and Surgical Care Affiliates-spinoff Company) and US Pipe. Positions he held include Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Risk Management and Senior Vice President Risk Management & Corporate Ancillary Services.
Mink's primary focus is, and has always been, risk management but he has additional experience in human resources management, management training and education, clinical education, quality standards, HIPAA compliance, corporate security, captive insurance company board, records management, corporate campus supervision and company-wide budgeting.
Mink is a graduate of University of Alabama. He is also a licensed broker. A Birmingham, Alabama native, he currently resides in Atlanta.
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.