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Phoebe Putney Health System

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 the health system.


Bruce Melton | Chairman

Bruce Melton is president of Oxford Construction Company.

In addition to serving as chairman of Phoebe Putney Health System Board, he has also served as chairman of the Phoebe Health Ventures Board of Directors since 1995 and as chairman of the board of Phoebe Physician Group since 2009. He and his wife, Paula, have two daughters.

Will Sims | Vice Chairman

Will Sims served as president and CEO of SunTrust Bank for 12 years and retired in 2002.

He is chairman of Phoebe’s Health System Board Audit Committee. He earned a BS degree in finance from Florida State University. He and his wife, Bobbie, have three daughters.

Clay Banks

Will Sims is general manager of Keystone Foods in Camilla, where he has also led the company’s community- based charity efforts.

He serves on the Georgia Poultry Federation Board and is a member of Horizons Community Solutions, Phoebe Hospital and Health Partners Boards. He and his wife, Nickolette, have two children.

Mary Helen Dykes

Mary Helen Dykes served as secretary-treasurer of Bobs Candies, Inc., until it was sold in 2005.

She is an AB&T founding director. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY. She is the mother of three sons.

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.

Frank Middleton, MD

Frank Middleton, MD practiced Ob/Gyn for 20-plus years and then joined the executive team at Phoebe as Senior Vice President and served as interim Chief Medical Officer.

He is past president of the medical staff at Phoebe and the Dougherty County Medical Society. He is also a volunteer with Phoebe Cancer Infusion Center. Dr. Middleton lives in Albany with his wife, Pam. They have four children and ten grandchildren.

Don Monk

Don Monk is a retired banking executive.

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 Tiftarea Academy. Don enjoys bicycling and trap shooting.

Lamar “Chip” Moree, MD

Lamar “Chip” Moree, MD has provided anesthesia and pain management in the Albany community since 1981.

Dr. Moree received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of Georgia, his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Moree is dedicated to assisting his patients effectively manage their experience of pain.

Anthony Parker, PhD

Anthony Parker, PhD has been president of Albany Technical College since 1995.

He is a member of the President’s Council of the Technical College System of Georgia, a board member for Alliance for Progress of Southwest Georgia (BRAC Preparation Taskforce), a member of the Rotary Club of Albany and recipient of the League for Innovation’s John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Award in 2014. He, and his Sandra, have three children.

John Temp Phillips, III

John Temp Phillips, III is president of Applied Fiber Telecommunications in Albany and Leesburg, and of Gould Technology, LLC, in Baltimore, MD.

Before starting his own business he was administrative vice president at Lilliston Corp. He and his wife, the former Sarah Verona Howe, have two sons.

Bernard Scoggins, MD

Bernard Scoggins, MD is an internist at Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc., specializing in geriatrics.

He is chairman of the Dougherty County Health Department Board of Directors. He also chairs the hospital’s Ethics Advisory Committee. He is a recipient of the Heroes in Healthcare Ethics Award from the Healthcare Ethics Consortium of Georgia. He served on the Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County from 1988 to 1991.

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.