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Phoebe Worth Medical Center

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 Worth Medical Center.

 

Don Monk | Chairman

Don Monk is a retired banking executive. He and his wife, Karon reside on their farm near Sylvester where he raises beef cattle.

He has served on the boards of Darton State College Foundation, Chehaw Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Moultrie Technical College, Leadership Georgia Foundation, and Tift area Academy.


John Cochran | Vice Chairman

John Cochran is a fourth-generation farmer in Worth County.

He holds an associate degree in agricultural science from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. He is a member of the Sylvester Banking Company advisory board and the Mitchell EMC Board of Directors. He and his wife, Cindy, have two children.


Brian Church

Brian Church is chief financial officer and chief administrative officer for Phoebe Putney Health System.

He joined Phoebe in 2014 after 12 years at a large not-for-profit healthcare system in southwest Florida. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.


Grace Davis, MD

Grace Davis, MD, is a pediatrician in Sylvester, GA and has been practicing for over 25 years.

She currently practices at Sylvester Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine PC and is affiliated with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.


Mary King Givens

Mary King Givens is a native of Worth County and is retired as a librarian and consultant.

She is currently a member of the Worth County Hospital Authority, Best Friends Humane Society, the Worth County Historical Society and the DAR. She was married to the late James R. Givens, MD.


John NeSmith, Jr.

John NeSmith, Jr. is a partner at Hudson & NeSmith, CPAs ad Advisors.

He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from the University of Georgia. Currently, he is treasurer of the Downtown Development Authority of Sylvester and is active in many other community organizations.


Christopher Shipp

Christopher Shipp is the owner/operator of Shipp Shape Lawn Service.

A graduate of Worth County High School and Moultrie Technical College, Shipp is very involved in the community, including the Sylvester-Worth County Chamber of Commerce, Sylvester Kiwanis Club and Albany Technical College.


Scott Steiner

Scott Steiner joined the Phoebe family in March, 2019.

He previously served as CEO of four Tenet hospitals in Detroit, MI. He began his career in healthcare administration as Director of Physician Network & Development for a hospital in East St. Louis, IL in 1992. Scott and his wife, Tracy have two daughters. Scott is a member of the Phoebe Health System, Phoebe Hospital, Phoebe Sumter, Phoebe Worth, Phoebe Health Ventures and Phoebe Physicians Boards.


Shirley Ann Thomas

Shirley Ann Thomas, is a retired educator and administrator, as well as a native of Worth County.

Her career included 10 years of teaching at Deariso Primary School and 20 years as principal of Sylvester Elementary School. She is affiliated with Worth Association of Educators, Georgia Association of Educators, National Education Association, and the Worth County Unit of the Georgia Retired Educators Association.