HMH Leadership

The Leadership Team

The leadership team at Howard Memorial Hospital is dedicated to “Improving the Health of the Communities We Serve”


Chief Executive Officer
Debra J. Wright, MSBA, RN
Responsibilities include:
Overall oversight of Strategic, Clinical and Financial health of the facility. 



Chief Financial Officer
William J. Craig, CPA
Responsibilities include:
Finance, Information Systems, Revenue Cycle and Materials Management. 


Paula Mitchell, CNO headshot

Chief Nursing Officer
Paula Mitchell, RN, PhD
Responsibilities include:
Emergency, Patient Care, Surgical/Outpatient, Clinics, Trauma and Wound Care.



HMH Board of Directors

  • Mark Kitchens, Chairman
  • Julie Rhodes, Vice-Chairman
  • Wes Howard, Secretary
  • Tem Gunter, Treasurer
  • John Hearnsberger, MD
  • Johnny McJunkins
  • Glenn Lance, DDS
  • Gabriel Green