Navicent Health Foundation

Drawing of the old Foundation hospital

In 1895, a group of community-minded citizens raised funds to create the Macon Hospital, now Navicent Health. Much has changed at Medical Center, Navicent Health, but the generosity of its supporters remains a steadfast tradition in our community.

Founded in 1973, the Navicent Health Foundation has provided support to Navicent Health. Navicent Health Foundation encourages private donations and community support to fund capital needs and medical education and research.



  • Tom Gibbons - Chair
  • Kenneth Banks - Secretary
  • Chris Wilde - Treasurer

Board of Trustees

  • Ivan Allen
  • Dennis Ashley, MD
  • Chris Bolles
  • Brian Cardis, MD
  • Ashley Copelan
  • Jim Daws
  • Greg De'Lay
  • Robert Ford, MD
  • Freddy Gaton, MD
  • Cal Hays
  • Amy Maley
  • Obioha Okoro, MD
  • Pink Persons
  • Mitch Rodriguez, MD
  • Sue Sanda
  • Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE
  • Chris Sheridan
  • Karen Smith
  • Ellen Terrell

Emeritus Members

  • Pamela C. Chapman**
  • Virgil Cooper Jr.
  • Mary Eva Dubose
  • A. V. Elliott**
  • John G. Etheridge, MD **
  • Patsy Fellows
  • Alan D. Kirsh, MD
  • W. J. O'Shaughnessey Jr., MD
  • Donald I. Rosen**
  • Oscar Spivey, MD**
  • William H. M. Weaver, MD **

** (deceased)


  • Chris Bolles
  • Don Kea
  • Mary Robertson

The Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the Navicent Health Foundation issued in our IRS 501©(3) determination letter is 23-7363555