Tidelands Health is led by a team of experienced health care executives who are proud to call the Tidelands region home.
Bruce Bailey, President and CEO
Bruce Bailey serves as president and CEO of Tidelands Health, providing executive leadership for the four-hospital system. Mr. Bailey began his career with the organization in 1999 after serving as administrator of Abbeville County Memorial Hospital in Abbeville, S.C., for six years. His previous experience also includes administrative responsibility at both long-term and acute-care health facilities in West Virginia, North Carolina and Virginia. In addition to his work with Tidelands Health, Mr. Bailey has served as a member of the national board of trustees for the American Hospital Association and chairman of the association’s Regional Policy Board 4. He is an active member and former chairman of the South Carolina Hospital Association board of trustees and also serves as chairman of Solvent Networks, a division of SCHA that provides hospitals and health systems with business, operational and workforce support.
Mr. Bailey has served as co-chair of the Alliance for a Healthier South Carolina, a coalition that seeks to improve health and health care in South Carolina. Mr. Bailey earned a bachelor’s degree in health care management and a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
Gayle Resetar, Executive Vice President and COO
Gayle Resetar is executive vice president and chief operating officer of Tidelands Health. Ms. Resetar, who has day-to-day operational responsibility for the system, first joined the organization in 1990. She has held numerous positions, including assistant administrator at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. She also led the construction and start-up effort for Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, opening the facility in 2002. Ms. Resetar is a member of the South Carolina Hospital Association board of trustees and also sits on the American Hospital Association's Regional Policy Board 4. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a past winner of ACHE’s Regents Award for recognition of the young health executive of the year in South Carolina. She earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Fairmont State University in West Virginia and completed a master's degree in health care administration at the University of South Carolina.
Beth Ward, Executive Vice President and CFO
Beth Ward serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Tidelands Health. In that role, she maintains fiscal responsibility for the organization and its associated facilities. Ms. Ward, who joined the organization in 2017, is a certified public accountant with more than 30 years of experience in health care finance. She was previously employed as CFO of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center University Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president and CFO of Wellmont Health System in Tennessee and chief financial officer and treasurer of Moses Cone Health System in North Carolina. She has also held financial management positions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Division of Health Affairs, and the University of North Carolina Hospitals.
Philip Dulberger, MD, Executive Vice President and Chief Physician Executive
Dr. Philip Dulberger serves as executive vice president and chief physician executive of Tidelands Health. Dr. Dulberger, who joined the organization in 2013, has responsibility for the delivery of clinical care across the health system. He also manages the organization’s physician relationships. Before joining the system, Dr. Dulberger led the development of and served as the initial CEO of Indiana University Health Quality Partners. Dr. Dulberger also served as the CEO/CMO of Indiana University Health Saxony Hospital. A board-certified anesthesiologist, Dr. Dulberger earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Methodist Hospital of Indiana and his anesthesia residency at Duke University Medical Center.
James "Jan" Harper, Executive Vice President and CHRO
Jan Harper is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Tidelands Health. Mr. Harper joined the organization in 2006. He previously worked with Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, where he served as vice president and CHRO. Mr. Harper also served as vice president with Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, N.C. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his master's degree from Central Michigan University. Mr. Harper is a Furman University Riley Institute Diversity Fellow. Mr. Harper has served as president of both the North Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association and the South Carolina Healthcare Human Resources Association as well as the board of directors of the Florida State Healthcare Human Resources Association.
Erin Shaffer Beadle, Vice President of Finance and Business Analytics
Erin Shaffer Beadle serves as vice president of finance and business analytics. In this role, she is responsible for financial planning, general finance, business analytics and reimbursement.
Ms. Beadle, who joined the organization in 2008 as assistant controller, has 18 years of experience in financial roles in New York, where she is a certified public accountant, and South Carolina. In 2018, she earned recognition as a “Rising Star” from the Charleston CFO Council for her work as controller at Tidelands Health helping to manage the health system’s finances. Prior to joining Tidelands Health, she worked at Crouse Hospital and PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, both in New York.
Ms. Beadle earned a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, and is a graduate of the Tidelands Health Leadership Academy.
Ashley Capps, Vice President of Nursing and Operations
Ashley Capps serves as vice president of nursing and operations. Mrs. Capps, who joined the organization in 2015, has oversight of the governance and practice of nursing and delivery of care for the health system as well as responsibility for emergency and critical care services, cardiopulmonary care and other programs across Tidelands Health. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as associate vice president of nursing operations as well as other leadership roles within the health system. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Western Carolina University, a master’s degree in nursing from Western Governor’s University, and is a certified advanced nurse executive by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders. Mrs. Capps serves on the board of directors for the Family Justice Center, serving Georgetown and Horry counties.
Jonella Davis, Vice President of Operations
Jonella Davis serves as vice president of operations. In this role, Ms. Davis is responsible for medical surgical care, hospital medicine, women and children’s services and other programs across Tidelands Health.
Ms. Davis, who joined the organization in 2004, has nearly 30 years of clinical and operational experience. Prior to assuming her current position, she served in a variety of roles for the health system.
Ms. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Clemson University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in health care management. She is certified as an advanced nursing executive by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification. Ms. Davis represents the seventh congressional district on the South Carolina board of nursing, and she is a member of the South Carolina Organization of Nurse Leaders and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Monica Grey, Vice President of Care Continuum and Digital Health
Monica Grey serves as vice president of care continuum and digital health for Tidelands Health. Ms. Grey joined the organization in 2003 and has held a variety of leadership roles. She is responsible for acute utilization management services, telemedicine services, transitions and access to post-acute and community health services, including Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, industry and community wellness, maternal and child wellness, palliative care, Tidelands Community Care Network and transitional care management, as well as joint venture partnerships with home health and hospice agencies. Ms. Grey has previous experience in utilization management for Blue Cross Blue Shield SC and nursing management for skilled and long-term care services. Ms. Grey holds a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree in health care administration, both from the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She is an accredited case manager by the National Board for Case Management and is a past board member for the American Case Management Association, South Carolina chapter
Gerald Harmon, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs
Gerald Harmon, MD, is vice president of medical affairs for Tidelands Health. A board-certified family medicine physician, Dr. Harmon is president-elect of the American Medical Association and serves on its board of trustees. Dr. Harmon completed his medical degree at the Medical University of South Carolina and his residency at U.S. Air Force Regional Hospital. He has been a family medicine physician in the Tidelands region for more than 35 years. He served as chief surgeon and assistant surgeon general before retiring from the National Guard and the U.S. Air Force, where he served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He has been a delegate to the AMA House of Delegates for nearly two decades and is a member of the AMA Council on Medical Service. He is a clinical professor at the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is a former president and chairman of the South Carolina Medical Association.
Brooke Cox Howard, Vice President of Operations
Brooke Cox Howard serves as vice president of ambulatory operations. In this role, she has broad responsibility for the health system’s outpatient services. Ms. Howard joined the organization in 2008 as an administrative intern and has subsequently held roles of increasing responsibility. Before assuming her current position, she served as senior director of Tidelands Health Group, the health system’s network of physician practices. Ms. Howard holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Coastal Carolina University and a master’s degree in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a member of the Georgetown County Chamber of Commerce board of directors and vice president of the local chapter of the South Carolina Medical Group Management Association.
John LaRochelle, Vice President of Operations
John LaRochelle is vice president of operations, with administrative responsibility for Tidelands Health’s outpatient rehabilitation, pain therapy, wound care and imaging services and Tidelands Health Rehabilitation Hospital. Since joining the organization in 1992, Mr. LaRochelle has held numerous administrative roles. He previously served as outpatient manager for Wesley Health System in Mississippi. Mr. LaRochelle received his pre-physical therapy education at Mississippi State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He served on the South Carolina board of physical therapy examiners.
Gary Metcalfe, Vice President of Supply Chain and Support Services
Gary Metcalfe serves as vice president of supply chain and support services for Tidelands Health. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of all supply chain and support services functions throughout the health system. He previously served as lead executive for Consolidated Supply Chain Services LLC, a Western Pennsylvania-based procurement and supply chain management corporation. He also held leadership roles with Excela Health in Western Pennsylvania and Georgia Baptist Healthcare System in Atlanta. Mr. Metcalfe earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University and a master’s degree in business administration from Kennesaw State University. He is a board member of Partners Cooperative Inc. and a member of The Council of Supply Chain Executives. Mr. Metcalfe is board certified in health care management and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Wanda Prevatte, Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer
Wanda Prevatte is vice president and chief compliance officer for Tidelands Health. Ms. Prevatte, who joined the organization in 1979, has held numerous positions with the health system during her career. In her current role, she provides compliance oversight and leadership for the health system. Ms. Prevatte, a graduate of the McLeod School of Medical Technology, holds a bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Francis Marion University and a master’s degree in health care administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, the Healthcare Compliance Association and the Clinical Laboratory Management Association. She previously served as president of the Pee Dee Chapter of CLMA.
Jeremy Stephens, Vice President of Human Resources Operations
Jeremy Stephens serves as vice president of human resources operations for Tidelands Health. In this position, Mr. Stephens provides day-to-day leadership of the health system’s human resources functions, including recruiting, staffing and compensation.
Mr. Stephens, who joined the organization in 2017, has more than 20 years of human resources experience. Before joining Tidelands Health, he served as senior director of human resources for clinical operations at the University of Michigan Health System, as vice president and chief human resources officer for St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital in Chelsea, Michigan, and as director of human resources for the state of Michigan.
Mr. Stephens earned both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Central Michigan University.
Amy Stevens, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
Amy Stevens is vice president of marketing and communications for Tidelands Health. An Emmy-nominated executive, Ms. Stevens oversees the organization’s strategic marketing, communications, provider relations, community relations and advocacy initiatives. She previously served as vice president of marketing and communications for Louisiana-based LHC Group, a national post-acute care services company, and director of marketing and communications for Wellmont Health System in Tennessee. Ms. Stevens holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from East Tennessee State University, a master’s degree in organizational management from Tusculum College and a master’s degree in business administration from King University, all in Tennessee. She serves on the board of directors for the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and as vice chair of the chamber’s South Strand Council. She also serves on the Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing Society board of directors. Ms. Stevens is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development.
David Haseltine, MD, Chief Medical Information Officer
Dr. David Haseltine serves as chief medical information officer for Tidelands Health. In the role, he is responsible for leading the health system’s efforts to use information technology systems and data to improve health outcomes.
Dr. Haseltine is a pediatrics and internal medicine physician. He earned a bachelor’s degree in honors molecular biology and English literature from Vanderbilt University and completed his medical degree, pediatrics and internal medicine residency and internship all at the University of Tennessee. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and serves on the advisory boards of several national health care software providers including eClinicalWorks, MEDITECH and Hyland Software.
Cole Naus, Associate Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Cole Naus serves as associate vice president and chief technology officer for Tidelands Health. In the role, Mr. Naus oversees the health system's network and technology infrastructure, telecommunications services, information security and technical support services.
Mr. Naus, who joined the health system in 2013, has more than 20 years of experience in the information technology industry and holds 18 industry certifications. He holds a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity and information assurance from Western Governors University.
James Principe, MD, FACP, Associate Chief Medical Officer
Dr. James Principe serves as associate chief medical officer for Tidelands Health. A board-certified internal medicine physician with extensive experience in the field, Dr. Principe earned his medical degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and completed a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Principe has served in several leadership capacities within the health system, including as medical director of the health system’s hospitalist care and as the chief of the departments of medicine at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital.
He is a senior fellow of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics.