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Phoebe Foundation Governing Board

As a true not-for-profit health system, Phoebe is operated by a volunteer board drawn from the community it serves. They serve without pay, volunteering time and expertise. They set policy, create goals, evaluate management’s performance, and ensure Phoebe operates in the best interest of the community. Below you can learn more about our volunteer governing board members for Phoebe Foundation.

 

Rick Doherty | Chairman

Rick Doherty is President and CEO of Doherty, Duggan & Rouse Insurors.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia and is a board member for Terry College of Business Foundation and served as president of Albany Advocacy Resource Center. He and his wife, Pam, are co-lay leaders for a ministry to the homeless, and he is also involved with a prison ministry. They are the parents of three children.


Kari Middleton | Vice Chairman

With more than 14 years experience in State and Federal courts, Kari leads the litigation team at Baudino Law Group in Albany.

A graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and Georgia State University Law School, she is a member of several advisory boards with the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association and active in numerous community organizations. Kari and her husband, Faison, have two sons, Frank and Boles.


Wael Azer, DO

Dr. Wael Azer has served as an Emergency Department Physician at various Phoebe facilities since 2015.

A native of Luxor, Egypt, he immigrated to the United States and earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, after which he completed his residency at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in New Jersey. He serves as co-chair of the opioid committee and is active on numerous committees and projects within Phoebe.


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Chap Enfinger

Chap Enfinger is general manager of Pineland Plantation.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and has served on the board of directors of Georgia Agri-Leaders, Albany Tech Foundation and Westwood Schools. He and his wife, Darra, have two children.


Angie Gardner

Angie Gardner is a school principal in the Dougherty County School System, where she began working as a teacher in 2005.

Prior to that she was a Director of Education at Ramsey Youth Services in Dothan, AL, where she worked with special education students. She earned Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Albany State University and a Master of Education degree from Troy State University.


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Zoe Jarzen

Zoe Jarzen was born in Albany and is a 1992 graduate of Valdosta State University with a degree in accounting.

She began her career in Atlanta with the CPA firm Mauldin & Jenkins. Zoe has supported the Albany community through service to the Junior League of Albany, the Flint RiverQuarium Board and the Charity League of Albany. Zoe began her career with Merrill Lynch in the fall of 2011 and is currently a Senior Financial Advisor and member of the CWC Group. Zoe is married to Brent Jarzen and has two children.


Bucky Leach

Bucky Leach is the Senior Vice President of Investments at Heritage Bank of the South.

Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Mercer University. Bucky has also served on the Dougherty County Pension Board, the Military Affairs Committee of the Albany Chamber of Commerce and as president of Doublegate Country Club. He and his wife, Jenna, have two children.


Lacy Lee

Albany native Lacy Lee graduated from Albany High School and attended the University of Georgia.

She began her professional career in banking but spent thirty years at Phoebe, where she developed Phoebe’s first organized volunteer department and first hospital gift shop. Lacy has served in leadership roles for many community organizations, including the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Albany Dougherty Historic Preservation Commission, Flint RiverQuarium and Palmyra Heights Garden Club.


Mike McVey

Mike McVey is Vice President, General Manager and Partner at Finnicum Motor Company.

Originally from Alabama, Mike’s career in the U.S. Marine Corps brought him to MCLB Albany as a staff sergeant. Mike is actively involved in Greenbriar Church where he serves in both operational and small group leadership roles. He and his wife, Jessica, have two children and reside in Lee County.


Doug Patten, MD

Dr. Doug Patten is Associate Dean of the Southwest Campus of the Medical College of Georgia.

He previously served as chief medical officer at Phoebe and CMO for the Georgia Hospital Association. He practiced general surgery in Cordele for 18 years before coming to Phoebe. He graduated in 1981 from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. Doug works on his farm and cares for his wife’s horses. He and his wife, Joni, have two children.


Steve Perrine

Steve Perrine has been affiliated with State Farm Insurance Companies for nearly 30 years and owns Perrine Insurance Agency in Albany.

He is a member of Porterfield United Methodist Church and the Exchange Club of Albany. He is a native of Maryland and graduated from West Virginia University. Steve and his wife, Suzanne, have two children.


Matt Rushton

An Albany native, Matt Rushton is a Senior Vice President at AB&T.

He attended Albany High School before earning a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development. Matt’s community activities include leadership roles with Deerfield Windsor School, First United Methodist Church, the Georgia Bankers Association and the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce.


Leah Sewell

Residing in Albany for more than 20 years, Leah Sewell has extensive volunteer experience throughout the community.

She studied computer programming and is a Certified Dental Assistant. She has served on the boards of the Charity League of Albany, Volunteer Advisory Board of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Junior League of Albany and Deerfield-Windsor School. A member of Gillionville Baptist Church of Albany, she is married to Dr. Billy Sewell and they have two children.


Terri Stumpe

Terri Stumpe was born and raised in Camilla, GA, moved to Albany in 1984 after graduating with a business degree, majoring in marketing, from Valdosta State University.

Terri is President and CEO of Royal Collection, Inc., which owns and operates both The Royal Collection, a local ladies boutique and The Parlor Salon. She has actively served in leadership positions with several local non-profit organizations. Terri and her husband, Glenn, have a daughter, Kendall, and a son, Tanner.


Callie Walker

Callie Walker is an Albany native and real estate broker for Hughey & Neuman, Inc.

She specializes in residential and commercial real estate. Callie graduated from the University of Georgia and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southwestern State University. Callie has been active in the community through numerous non-profit organizations such as the Albany Board of Realtors, Albany Area YMCA and Dougherty County Rotary Club.