Navicent Health Baldwin

Meet Our Executive Team

Todd Dixon

Todd Dixon
Chief Executive Officer
Navicent Health Baldwin

Todd Dixon comes to the Navicent Health family with extensive experience in strategic leadership, hospital operations, process improvement, physician recruitment and service line development. He started his healthcare career as a nurse and as he developed in clinical leadership, he moved into operations and served in various leadership positions from Chief Operating Officer to Chief Executive Officer.

In 2004, he began his administrative career, at Elbert Memorial Hospital, in Elberton, GA. his hometown. Prior to joining Coliseum Medical Centers in 2014, he served as CEO of Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder, GA.

Todd has served in rural healthcare settings and is committed to the development of rural healthcare systems.


Paul Barkley

Paul Barkley
Chief Operating Officer
Navicent Health Baldwin

Paul has over 30 years of management and leadership experience over a variety of roles, with 28 years of healthcare management experience at Navicent Health. He is Board certified as a Medical Technologist by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Mercer University, B.S. in Biology from Georgia Southern University and a B.S. in Medical Technology from the Medical College of Georgia. Paul also served in the United States Air Force and Georgia Air National Guard for 9 years, as a non-commissioned officer.

Paul is an IISE certified Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of the 2014 Navicent Health Leadership Academy cohort. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and the Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA).


Paul Barkley

Elizabeth Fuqua
Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Navicent Health Baldwin

Elizabeth joined Navicent Health in 2011 and currently serves as the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at Navicent Health Baldwin. Elizabeth has over 10 years of healthcare experience and is passionate about people, leadership and customer satisfaction. Prior to joining Navcient Health Baldwin, she served as the Director for Inpatient Oncology and Palliative Navicent Health in Macon, GA.

Elizabeth graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Alabama where she also completed her Master of Science in Nursing in Nursing Clinical Leadership. In addition, she has earned various notable awards and achievements including serving as an Ambassador for GHA, Best in Class Employee Engagement and Executive Coaching Academy Passion Award. During her time away from work, Elizabeth enjoys cooking, gardening, college football and public speaking. Elizabeth seeks out all opportunities to transform nursing culture, lead, motivate and inspire others to perform at their highest level.


Judy Ware

Judy Ware
Chief Financial Officer
Rural Health

Judy Ware joined Navicent Health in 2001 and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Rural Health. Judy has over 25 years of healthcare experience. She has had various healthcare leadership roles within Navicent Health including Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance. Judy has been working with rural hospitals within the system, both owned and managed, to analyze costs and increase revenue. Most recently, Judy worked with the rural health team to onboard Navicent Health Baldwin into the system. She lead the financial operations and the transition to Navicent Health. Prior to joining Navicent, Judy worked in public accounting with Draffin and Tucker, CPA's auditing hospitals and nursing homes.

Judy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Georgia Southern University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a certified Green Belt and a member of the 2014 Navicent Health Leadership Academy cohort. In addition, Judy is a graduate of Leadership GHA. She is involved in various activities and organizations in her church and community. She recently served as President of the National Charity League. She and her husband Kevin have three children.


Dr. Douglas Brewer

Dr. Douglas Brewer
Chief Medical Officer

After graduating Alpha Omega Alpha from the Medical College of Georgia in 1987, Dr. Brewer completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Louisville in 1993 under the mentorship of Chairman Hiram C Polk Jr MD. He was fortunate to complete a one year Research and Clinical Senior Registrar fellowship at the University of Sydney in 1990 with a dual role of clinical colorectal work and molecular genetic colorectal cancer research. He also completed a Clinical Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery at the Lahey Clinic in Boston in 1994.

Dr. Brewer founded Central Georgia's first and only surgical subspecialty practice Colorectal Surgery Associates in 1994 and joined Navicent Health Physician Group in 2018. Dr. Brewer currently serves as Clinical Professor of Surgery and Chief of Colorectal Surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine while also serving as a Medical Informatics Officer for the Department of Surgery for the Medical Center Navicent Health. Dr. Brewer completed his Masters of Science degree in Healthcare Leadership and Management in the Physician Executive Master's program out of UT Dallas in April 2018 and received his Certified Physician Executive accreditation in June 2019. Dr. Brewer was appointed Chief Medical Officer Atrium Navicent Health Baldwin Hospital January 2020.

Dr. Brewer enjoys spending time with his wonderful family that including his wife Cherry, daughter Sydney and son Preston. Dr. Brewer and his family love snow skiing and traveling the world.

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