Gary Gunderson, Vice President for Faith and Health at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Gary is known for more than two decades of creative work in the field of faith and public health initially at The Carter Center and Emory School of Public Health. In Memphis his ideas found ground through 530 congregational partners showing hard evidence of significant improved outcomes including mortality, cost and dramatically lower hospitalization. He is a frequent speaker and author of several books, including Religion and the Health of the Public, with James Cochrane; Leading Causes of Life, with Larry Pray; Boundary Leaders; and Deeply Woven Roots. He serves as secretary of Stakeholder Health.
Jay Foster, Director Chaplaincy & Clinical Ministries. Jay is a minister affiliated with the Alliance of Baptists. Jay is a graduate of Furman University (B.A.), Harvard Divinity School (M.Div.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Jay served as pastor to Union Congregational Church prior to entering the residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Jay is a Board Certified Chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is Director of the Department of Chaplaincy and Clinical Ministries. Jay is married to Alice Bullock, and they have two adult sons, Jack and Will.
Chris Gambill, Director of the Center for Congregational Health. Chris has an undergraduate degree from WakeForestUniversity, an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Industrial- Organizational Psychology from Capella University. He has previously been Sr. Consultant at the Center, and is a Board Certified Coach. An ordained Baptist minister, Chris has served previously as a pastor, interim pastor and as a campus minister at UNC-Charlotte, NC State University. He and his wife Joy also served as student workers in Taiwan, Republic of China.
Rev. Leland Kerr is a FaithHealthNC Liaison. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and has an M.Div from Southwestern Theological Seminary. His focus is serving as a Baptist Liaison with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.
Jeremy Moseley, Director of Community Engagement. Jeremy was born in Kinston, NC, and attended UNC-Chapel Hill and East Carolina University, with foci in public health, policy, analysis, and management. He worked for the NC Division of Public Health for 4 years, Duke University, and other health care organizations before coming to WFBMC in 2011. He is Director of Community Engagement in FaithHealth. His hobbies include listening to jazz, watching sports and spending time with his family.
Steve Scoggin, President, CareNet. CareNet, a subsidiary of Wake Forest Baptist Health, is a statewide network of pastoral counseling centers and the largest hospital-based pastoral counseling network in the United States. Steve is an ordained minister, licensed professional counselor. He is responsible for strategic development of the statewide network to advance the mission and innovation of CareNet as a leader in the field. He also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.
Emily Viverette, Director FaithHealth Education. Emily is a minister affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Emily is a graduate of Elon University (B.S.) and Vanderbilt Divinity School (M.Div.). Prior to seminary, Emily taught high school math. Emily served as the Director of CPE at Alamance Regional Medical Center before joining the faculty in 2009. Emily is Director of the Department of FaithHealth Education. She is married to Michael, and they have two children, Jack and Lily.
Julie Whitfield, Administrative Manager. Julie has worked for the Medical Center since 2008 and has a background in finance accounting. She is the Administrative Manager for the division of FaithHealth, responsible for a variety of management functions including finance accounting, administration, project management and day-to-day operations. She assists the Vice President and the Directors with their work as it relates to the mission and vision of FaithHealth. She also serves as a liaison to the Board of Trustees for the Medical Center and the Baptist Benevolent Fund Committee. She has been married for 21 years to her husband Resal, and they have three children, Courtney, Triston and Ella.