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Iredell Health System is led by a Board of Directors, elected by a larger Board of Trustees during an annual meeting in January. The Trustees are all residents of Iredell County who are committed to providing quality healthcare.

The Board of Directors meets at the hospital on the first Thursday of most months. Meetings begin at 6:15 p.m. Call 704.878.4500 for confirmation.

An administrative team is responsible for seeing that the System's mission, vision and ideals are carried out in the day-to-day operations of the hospital.

Our administrative team

John Green – President & Chief Executive Officer

John became President & CEO of Iredell Health System on June 1, 2019.

He joined the administrative team in 2000 and managed several of Iredell Health System's expansion and renovation projects, including an angiography suite, PET scan and 64-slice CT scan areas, two additional operating suites, a fifth floor addition to the Nunnery Tower and the interior upgrades of numerous patient care areas. As a Vice President, he also led numerous service areas within the health system.

John earned his bachelor's degree in physical therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, followed by a MBA in management from the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio.

John currently serves as a member of the Diakonos Inc. (Fifth Street Ministries) Board, Chairman of the Board for the Statesville Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board for the Statesville Regional Development Corporation, member of the Finance Committee of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville and the Rotary Club of Greater Statesville.

He has obtained and maintained Fellow credentialing with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation's foremost professional society for healthcare leaders.

Joshua Self – Vice President of Operations

Joshua Self, VP of Operations

Self joined Iredell Health System in 2018 after serving as the CEO of Mary Black Health System — Gaffney in South Carolina. A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Self holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He also served as the chief operating officer at Biloxi Regional Medical Center in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Self oversees the cardiovascular, laboratory, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, pharmacy, home health, rehabilitation services, skilled nursing, and radiology departments.

Becky Wagner – Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services

Becky joined the IHS team in November 2014 as our Vice President of Nursing and Patient Services.

She has over 20 years of hospital experience. She most recently served as Director of Nursing and Patient Care Services for Cone Health at Alamance Regional Medical Center in Burlington, North Carolina. She began her career as a staff nurse in the Neuro/Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in Greensboro and has held many leadership positions in between.

She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice in executive leadership from American Sentinel University.

Becky is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives, a member of the North Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders and Chi Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau - Nursing Honor Society. She was also a "Great 100 Nurse Recipient" and president of the Siler City Rotary Club.

Harold Brown – Vice President of Iredell Physician Network

Harold has extensive experience in healthcare administration, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Health Solutions, a nonprofit community health center organization with multiple physician and dental clinics throughout four counties in eastern Kentucky. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Administrative Services at a multi-site Federally Qualified Health Center in Newark, New Jersey.

Harold earned a MBA in healthcare administration from Rutgers University and a BA in economics from the University of Pittsburgh. Harold is a Medical Group Management Association Certified Medical Practice Executive and holds a Six-Sigma-Healthcare certificate from Villanova University.

Harold's wife, Niki, is a nationally known author, certified life coach and motivational speaker.

Joseph Mazzola, DO - Vice President of Medical Affairs

Joseph Mazzola, DO - VP Medical AffairsJoseph Mazzola earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgia State University, MBA from Fayetteville State University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at The Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia and is board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Mazzola comes to Iredell Health from Osceola Regional Medical in Kissimmee, Florida, where he served as the Chief Medical Officer. While there he oversaw the improvement of operating room physician turnaround time among other operation improvements.

Mazzola also served as Senior Vice President and system Chief Medical Officer for Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge, where he oversaw physician quality and patient safety programs and helped implement initiatives that decreased sepsis mortality across the healthcare system.

On a personal note, Mazzola enjoys traveling, performing magic and is a certified hypnotist, focusing on weight-loss and smoking-cessation therapy. He and his wife, Debbie will reside in Statesville. They have been married for over 30 years and have a daughter, Samantha and a son, Jonathan.

Skip Smith – Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining Iredell Health System, Gary (Skip) Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer of Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana. Prior to that, he worked for Health Management Associates in Chester, South Carolina, and in Mooresville.

Skip received his Bachelor of Science degree from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, in business administration with dual majors in accounting and finance.

Board of Directors

Board members

  • David Green

  • Rick Teague
    Vice Chairman
  • H. Mike Cook, board member
    H. Mike Cook
  • Jan Comer, Iredell Health System Board of Directors - Secretary
    Jan Comer
  • Robert Aryeetey, MD, Iredell Health System Board of Directors
    Robert Aryeetey, MD
  • Kevin (Chuck) Dockery, Iredell Health System Board of Directors
    Chuck Dockery

  • Kevin Donaldson

  • Ben Goins
  • Ray Georgeson, MD, Iredell Health System Board of Directors
    Ray Georgeson, MD

  • Doug Hendrix

  • Warren Mills, MD

  • Boen Nutting

  • Larry Rogers

  • Willie Whitaker, MD
  • Anthony Williams, Iredell Health System Board of Directors
    Anthony Williams

Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees consists of Iredell County citizens who represent various townships within the county. They meet annually to fill any openings on the Board of Directors and to hear committee and system reports.


  • J. Curtis Abell, MD
  • David Addison, Chief of Police
  • Mahdi Ajjan, MD
  • David Alexander
  • Sheila Alston
  • Robert Aryeetey, MD
  • James P. Ashburn
  • Charles Ashe
  • Daniel Bellingham, MD
  • Willard Blackwelder
  • Lisa Bograd
  • Jenn Bosser
  • James H. Bradford, MD
  • Bill Brater
  • Tim Brewer, EdD
  • Gisella Aparicio-Busse
  • Jonathan Byers
  • Leonard Byers
  • Sheriff Darren Campbell
  • Don Carney
  • David W. Cash, MD
  • Jeff Cernuto
  • Mike Cole
  • Jan Comer
  • Edward Cook
  • H. Michael Cook Sr.
  • Ralph O. Dalton, Jr.
  • Barbara Davidson
  • Timothy Dearman
  • Jayme deBot
  • Charles Dockery, Jr.
  • Kevin Donaldson
  • Byron Dunaway, MD
  • Benjamin Dunlap, MD
  • Saira Estrada
  • Will Fanjoy
  • Nicole Filion-Ashline
  • James Foxworthy, MD
  • Brian Gantt
  • Ray Georgeson, MD
  • Walter Gessler, MD
  • Ben Goins
  • Louis Gordon
  • Zach Gordon
  • Angela Jones Graham
  • David Green
  • Cecil Gregory
  • Rev. Jamie Hamrick
  • Mary Katherine Harbin
  • Roger Hatharasinghe, MD
  • Jameka Haynes
  • Phil Hazel
  • Doug Hendrix
  • Steve Hill, EdD
  • Edie Holland
  • Walter Holland, MD
  • Allison Long Hughes
  • James Hunter, Jr., DDS
  • Jean-Claude Hyppolite, MD
  • Max James, Jr.
  • Brady Johnson
  • Mitchell Johnson
  • James W. Johnston, III
  • David Jones
  • Raj Joshi, MD
  • Rev. Reginald Keitt
  • Xochitl Koppelmeyer
  • Kathy Leach
  • Frank Lichtenberger, MD
  • Will Long
  • William A. Long
  • James Mallory, III
  • Jim Marshall
  • Candice Whiteside McCall, PA
  • M. W. (Mac) McCombs
  • Mason McCullough
  • Nathan McElwee
  • Janet McLain
  • Phillip McLain
  • David Meachem
  • Anthony Meluch, MD
  • Suzanne Meyer
  • Kelley Earnhardt Miller
  • Warren Mills, MD
  • James (Teddy) Millsaps
  • Lindsay Montgomery, DDS
  • Marilyn Moore
  • Frederick Morrison
  • Frances Murdock
  • John Nicholson, MD
  • Tipton Nicholson
  • Sabrina Niggel
  • Marvin Norman
  • Boen Nutting
  • Tom Onsrud
  • Raul Ortega
  • Bryant O'Tuel
  • Amrish Patel, MD
  • Pat Percy
  • José Perez, MD
  • Clarence L. Poole
  • C. David Pope, Jr.
  • Diane Pritchard
  • Lisa Qualls
  • J. E. (Sonny) Rankin, Jr.
  • Scott RankinSynetta Raye
  • James Rhyne, MD
  • Maria Haughton Roberson
  • Steve Robinson
  • Larry Rogers
  • John Rosental
  • Stephen Rosser, MD
  • Faye Rucker, EdD
  • Kim Sargoni
  • Rhyne R. Scott
  • Jeff Shoe
  • Pam Westmoreland Sholar, MD
  • Lacy Shumaker
  • Roshnara Singh, MD
  • Cindy Sisson Hensley
  • Darbah Skaf
  • Doug Smyth
  • Rev. J. R. Speece
  • David Stamey
  • David Steele
  • Jeff Steiner
  • Linda Stikeleather
  • Mark Taylor
  • Melanie Taylor, EdD
  • Rick Teague
  • Thomas Templeton, MD
  • Gary Thomas
  • Susan Tolle
  • Joe Tomlin, Jr.
  • Mary Torres MD
  • Will Troutman
  • Kenneth Vance
  • Brent Warren, MD
  • Judith Watts
  • William E. Webb, III
  • Julian West, Jr.
  • Patti West
  • Willie Whitaker, MD
  • Rebecca White
  • Michael White
  • William (Andy) White, MD
  • Burwell Whittenton
  • Melissa Wike
  • Alan Wilberding
  • Anthony Williams
  • Julia Wilson
  • W. W. Winters, Jr.
  • Dorothy Woodard
  • Teross Young, Jr.
  • Xavier Zsarmani