DCH Board Members


Norman Boyd | Russ Childers | Russell Crutchfield | Allana Cummings |  Roger L. Folsom | Michael W. Kleinpeter | Kenneth F. Davis  | Mark Trail | Anthony Williamson

Norman "Norm" L. Boyd, Chairman
Johns Creek, Ga.

Boyd is a partner at the Newport Board Group, a national professional services firm whose partners are former business owners, senior executive leaders and board directors. Also, he serves as a Strategic Adviser at Georgia Oak Partners, a private investment firm. Prior positions include serving as a corporate officer at AGCO Corporation, a Duluth, Ga.-based Fortune 500 international company engaged in the manufacture and marketing of agricultural equipment. Boyd's leadership background includes multi-discipline positions in sales and marketing, corporate development, strategic planning, international business unit management and human resources. As senior vice president of Worldwide Human Resources for AGCO, he was in charge of all employee benefit programs for the company’s global workforce of 15,000 people. As a corporate officer, Boyd worked directly with the board committees for Executive Compensation and Succession Planning.

Boyd holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Indiana University and completed the Executive Management Program at Dartmouth College. Boyd and his wife Colleen live in Johns Creek, Ga.

Russ Childers
Americus, Ga.

Childers has been a life and health insurance agent for 42 years. He has served as president and legislative chair of the Georgia Association of Health Underwriters and was chosen in 2000 as the Health Underwriter of the Year in Georgia. In 2010, he served as president of the National Association of Health Underwriters. He is the recipient of the 2014 Harold R. Gordon Memorial Award. Childers earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University. He resides in Americus

Russell Crutchfield 
Carrollton, Ga. 

Crutchfield is a special assistant to the president of the University of West Georgia and is responsible for the university’s government and external relations. He previously held executive leadership roles for the Department of Public Health, the Department of Labor and the Department of Community Health. Crutchfield earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of West Georgia. He and his wife, Susan, reside in Newnan.

Allana Cummings
Gainesville, Ga.

Allana Cummings is Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  Prior to joining the Children’s team, Cummings served as the CIO at Northeast Georgia Health System in Gainesville, Georgia, where she oversaw the information technology, clinical informatics and telecommunications departments.

Cummings currently serves as chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Worldwide Board and as a member of the HIMSS Analytics Board and Most Wired Advisory Board.

Cummings holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organization Leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta and an Executive MBA from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University. In addition, Allana is a certified professional in healthcare information and management systems (CPHIMS), Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer (CHCIO), Health Information and Management Systems Society Fellow, (FHIMSS) and has also earned her project management professional (PMP) certification.

 Roger L. Folsom, Vice Chairman 

Folsom is president and owner of Med1st. He is a past-chair and current board of trustees member of Fairview Park Hospital and past-chair and current vice-chair of the Dublin-Laurens Development Authority. He is a member of the board of directors of Farmers State Bank and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Folsom earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Valdosta State University and completed his graduate studies at the University of Georgia. He resides in Dublin.

Michael W. Kleinpeter

Kleinpeter is the President of Kleinpeter Healthcare, LLC. He serves on the advisory board for the Health Services Administration program at Armstrong Atlantic State University and is a member and past-president of the Georgia Association of Orthopedic Executives. Kleinpeter earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a doctorate degree from Georgia Southern University. He and his wife, Ruth, have two children. They reside in Savannah.

Kenneth F. Davis, M.D.
Rome, Ga.

Dr. Davis is retired President and CEO of Harbin Clinic in Rome, Georgia, the largest privately-owned clinic in the state. He served in that position from 2001 to 2015} and he now serves as President and Chairman of the Board. Prior to his administrative position, Dr. Davis was a practicing General Surgeon at Harbin Clinic from 1986 to 2001. 

Davis currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Heritage First Bank, Inc. He is also a board member of Premedix, Hydrodynamics, and Georgia Alabama Land Trust. 

Davis holds a B.A. degree from University of Georgia and an M.D. degree from Emory University. He and his wife Laura have two children and reside in Rome.

 Mark D. Trail
Tyrone, Ga.

Trail recently retired from Health Management Associates, Inc. He was previously chief of the Medical Assistance Plans with the Georgia Department of Community Health. Trail is an associate clinical professor in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University and an adjunct faculty member in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia. He served as a member of the following associations: the board of trustees of the Georgia Community Trust; president of the Georgia Public Health Association; the board of directors of the National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors; the state board of Nursing Home Administrators; and the executive committee of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. Trail earned a bachelor’s degree from Bryan College and a master’s degree from Georgia State University. He and his wife, Carol, have three children and three grandchildren. They reside in Tyrone.

Anthony Williamson
Hoschton, Ga.

Williamson is president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton. In 2005, he joined the Northeast Georgia Health System as vice president of Service Line and Greater Braselton Development. Williamson earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Florida State University, master’s degrees in Business Administration and Health Science from the University of Florida and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He and his wife, Stephanie, live in Hoschton with their daughter.