The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, the owner of Grady Health System, named a new chief executive officer on Dec. 17, 2020. The FDHA Board of Trustees unanimously selected Jevon Gibson as its new CEO and head of the operations team. Gibson assumed leadership of the authority on Jan. 4, and work is underway to expand the virtual delivery of education and empowerment events the organization pivoted to last year, due to the global pandemic.
Gibson recently served as CEO of Community Health Solutions, a public health and social innovation consulting firm committed to addressing the complex health and social needs of marginalized communities. Gibson previously served as the Director of the Office of Coordinated Youth Services with the Clayton County Board of Health, leading countywide teen pregnancy prevention (TPP), Adolescent Health, and Men’s Health efforts.
Among his many accomplishments, Gibson also led statewide HIV, STD, TB, and Refugee Health Programs as the Director of the Office of Infectious Diseases with the Georgia Department of Health. While at the Department of Health, he also served as the Director of the Screening and Treatment Section, with oversight of Georgia’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, Stroke & Heart Attack Prevention Program, and Cancer State Aid.
“I am excited to join the team and deliver on what is not just work but a calling,” Gibson said. “The (Authority) was established 80 years ago and has continuously served Grady Health System, the public health, and underserved citizens who deserve quality healthcare with dignity. I am committed to building on that amazing history.”
As the healthcare safety net for both Fulton and DeKalb County, Grady and the authority’s oversight are critical components to the care of indigent citizens in metro Atlanta. In response to local data assessments, the hospital authority focuses on education and outreach in very specific areas of care.
“The board is pleased to appoint Jevon Gibson, a seasoned professional, to serve in this key leadership position,” explained Dr. Sharon Bent-Harley, the chairperson of the authority’s Board of Trustees. “(Gibson) brings a proven history of leadership experience, business development, and stakeholder engagement to help us continue our mission and achieve our vision of becoming the premier resource for meeting the unmet needs of the communities that we serve.”