Veteran health official takes helm
ATLANTA–Jevon Gibson has been named the new CEO of The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (The FDHA), owner of Grady Health System . The FDHA is the healthcare safety net for both Fulton and DeKalb County, providing critical components to the care of indigent citizens in metro Atlanta.
The FDHA Board of Trustees unanimously selected Gibson as its new CEO and head of the operations on Dec. 17, 2020. Gibson assumed the new role on Jan. 4, 2021 and has taken the helm as the organization expands the virtual delivery of education and empowerment events launched last year due to the global pandemic.
“The board is pleased to appoint Jevon Gibson, a seasoned professional, to serve in this key leadership position,” stated Dr. Sharon Bent-Harley, Chair, The FDHA Board of Trustees. “Mr. 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.”
Gibson recently served as CEO of Community Health Solutions (CHS), a public health and social innovation consulting firm committed to addressing the complex health and social needs of marginalized communities. Gibson previously served as 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 (DPH). While at Georgia DPH he also served as Director of the Screening and Treatment Section, with oversight of Georgia’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP), Stroke and Heart Attack Prevention Program (SHAPP) and Cancer State Aid.
“I am excited to join the team and deliver on what is not just work but a calling,” stated Gibson. The FDHA 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.”
The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority has served indigent residents in Fulton and DeKalb counties, dating back to World War II. The Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority is governed by a 10-member Board of Trustees and appointed by the commissioners of Fulton and DeKalb.
In response to local data assessments, The FDHA focuses education and outreach in specific areas of care, officials said in its news release. Strategic partnerships, community grants, an internship and fellowship program, monthly education sessions, and annual community engagement events are helping to move the counties toward health equity.
View The FDHA Fact Sheet to learn more about the organization’s community efforts. For free health resources, access to the CHAP Network of Care, a calendar of events, partners, and more visit thefdha.org.