Denise W. Warren was elected as a director in 2017. Ms. Warren has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WakeMed Health & Hospitals since 2015. She began her career in 1980 with Ernst & Whinney (Ernst & Young), and worked for a series of financial firms including E.F. Hutton, Ford Capital, LTD, CS First Boston and Merrill Lynch & Co. before joining Capella Healthcare, Inc., as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Warren also served as a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gaylord Entertainment Company, and Senior Equity Analyst and Research Director for Avondale Partners LLC. She currently serves as a member of the boards of directors for HeartCare+ and CancerCare+, collaborations with Duke University Health System, and Rockroom Insurance Group. Ms. Warren also serves on the Vizient Central Atlantic Executive Board. She previously served on the boards of directors of American Heart Association – Middle Tennessee and the Federation of American Hospitals.