Baptist Foundation Leadership and Staff

Meet the leadership and staff of Baptist Foundation. They are dedicated to fulfilling its mission of developing the advancement of patient care, addressing current health issues, helping those most in need, and molding new generations of health care professionals.

Baptist Foundation Leadership

Jason Little, President and Chief Executive Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Jason LittleIn June 2014, Jason Little became the fifth person since 1912 to serve as Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation's president and CEO. Since joining Baptist in 2002, Little has held a number of leadership positions, including serving as administrator and CEO of three Baptist Memorial hospitals, vice president and head of metro-Memphis operations and executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Little received his bachelor's degree in health administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and master's degrees in business administration and health care administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Little was an operations administrator for the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, before joining Baptist.

A recipient of the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives, Little serves on the boards of the Greater Memphis Chamber, the New Memphis Institute, the Tennessee Hospital Association, the University of Memphis Foundation, Briarcrest Christian School, the Tennessee Business Roundtable, the Mississippi Hospital Association, the Senior Protection Coalition and the Healthcare Institute.

Robbie Johnson, Vice President and Chief Development Officer 
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Robbie Johnson , Vice President and Chief Development OfficerRobbie Johnson, a 10-year Baptist employee, oversees the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and leads Baptist Memorial’s fundraising activities for the corporation. Prior to that, Robbie was the executive director of the NEA Baptist Foundation in Jonesboro, Arkansas, where he successfully oversaw and managed foundation funds, which helped support many needed programs and projects in that community. A 1992 graduate of Arkansas State University, Johnson is a member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy.

Gregory M. Duckett, Executive Vice President – Chief Legal Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Gregory DuckettSince 1992, Greg Duckett has served as senior vice president and chief legal officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation, providing executive leadership, direction, guidance and assistance on legal and strategic matters related to Baptist and its subsidiaries, and educating Baptist leadership on changes in the law. He also oversees risk management, risk financing, corporate compliance and government relations for Baptist. Duckett is deeply involved in the Memphis community, serving on numerous boards, including the Tennessee Election Commission, MIFA, National Civil Rights Museum, Tennessee Board of Regents, AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Memphis River Parks Partnership, along with several other boards. He formerly served on the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis board of directors from 2008 to 2014 and the American Health Lawyers Association board of directors from 2003 to 2009.

Zach Chandler, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation

Zach ChandlerZach Chandler serves as Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation's executive vice president and chief strategy officer. After completing his Frank Groner administrative fellowship at Baptist, Chandler held several leadership roles within the organization, including serving as CEO and administrator at four Baptist Memorial hospitals. Before being promoted to his current role, he served as vice president and head of metro-Memphis operations, and, prior to that, vice president and head of regional operations. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Baylor University and a master's degree in health administration from Washington University. In addition to his leadership roles at Baptist, he spent two years as president of Methodist Charlton Medical Center in Dallas. The American College of Healthcare Executives has honored Chandler with its Early Career Healthcare Executive Award.

Baptist Foundation Board of Directors

Pace Cooper, Chairman
Johnnie D. Amonette
Brandon Arrindell
Nancy Benton
Kathleen D. Blair
Eric Brown
Shannon Brown
Hope Dmuchowski
G. Douglas Edwards
Hal Fogelman
Andrea Levy
Henry W. Morgan, Sr.
Stephen C. Reynolds
Stephen Threlkeld   
Kemmons Wilson, Jr.

Baptist Foundation Staff 

Pam Crislip
Director of Advancement Services
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Henry Kenworthy
Senior Development Officer
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Laura Cantrell
Senior Development Officer
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Denise Ward
Senior Development Officer
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Sherita Martin
Development Director, Baptist Health Sciences University
901-572-2773 (BHSU)
901-227-7124 (BMHCC)
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Trinta Jones
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Melissa Lewis
Database Fund Manager
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Pam LaCroix
Grants Specialist
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Patricia Birkholz
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