Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Thomas  G.  Cigarran 
Thomas  G.  Cigarran
Director


Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Healthways, Inc.
Healthcare services
Mr. Cigarran served as our Chairman of the Board from 1992 to July 2009. Mr. Cigarran served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 1993 until December 1997, and as our President from January 1993 to July 1996. From December 1997 to December 1999, Mr. Cigarran served as an advisor to us. Mr. Cigarran is a co-founder of Healthways, Inc. and served as Chairman of the Board of Healthway... 
   Committee Member
James  A.  Deal Financial Expert
James  A.  Deal
Director


President & Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Compassus
Healthcare Services
Mr. Deal serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospice Compassus, a provider of hospice care. From November 2001 to December 2005, Mr. Deal served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of INSPIRIS, Inspired Care for the Frail Elderly. From September 1998 to June 2001, Mr. Deal served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., a national netw... 
Chairperson Committee Member  
John T. Gawaluck Financial Expert
John T. Gawaluck
Director


Former Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young Financial Services John T. Gawaluck has been a director since 2015. He is a certified public accountant and worked for Ernst & Young LLP for over forty years until his retirement in 2014. At Ernst & Young, Mr. Gawaluck served in a variety of client service and leadership roles, as well as being the coordinating and quality review partner for several large public companies, primarily in the healthcare and insurance industries. He also was an active m... 
Committee Member   
Henry  D.  Herr Financial Expert
Henry  D.  Herr
Director


Former Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Healthways, Inc.
Healthcare Services
Mr. Herr served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Healthways, Inc. from February 1986 to October 2001 and has been serving as a director of Healthways since 1988. Mr. Herr served as our Chief Financial Officer from April 1992 until September 1994 and as our Secretary from April 1992 until December 1... 
Committee Member   Chairperson
Joey A. Jacobs Financial Expert
Joey A. Jacobs
Director


Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Acadia Healthcare
Healthcare Services

Joey A. Jacobs, a director of AmSurg since June 2013, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Healthcare, a rapidly growing publicly trade (NASDAQ: ACHC) behavioral health company. Before joining Acadia Mr. Jacobs co-founded Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) (NASDAQ: PSYS) and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer April 1997 – November 2010.

Prior to founding ... 

  Committee Member  
Kevin  P. Lavender Financial Expert
Kevin  P. Lavender
Director


Head of Corporate Banking, Fifth Third Bank
Corporate Healthcare Lending
Mr. Lavender has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Healthcare and Specialized Industries of Fifth Third Bank since December 2005. Prior to assuming that position, Mr. Lavender served as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions from January 2003 to December 2005. In addition to his role as Commissioner, he served as the chairman of the National Regulatory Committee for... 
Committee Member Chairperson  
Cynthia S. Miller 
Cynthia S. Miller
Director


Senior Vice President of Innovation and Pricing, Univita
Healthcare services
Ms. Miller joined Univita, a provider of extended care and home care services, in early 2011. Previously, she was with WellPoint, Inc. and its predecessor, Anthem, Inc., which she joined in 1986. At WellPoint, Ms. Miller most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary and previously as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff to the CEO. At Anthem, Ms. Miller was Vice President an... 
Committee Member Committee Member  
John W. Popp, Jr., M.D. 
John W. Popp, Jr., M.D.
Director


Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Physician; Medical Education and Research

John W. Popp, Jr., M.D. has served as a director of AmSurg since 2009. Dr. Popp, a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist, is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, which he joined in 1979. Since 1998, he has served on the Board of Trustees for the American College of Gastroenterology and ... 

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