Board of Directors

Since its formation, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has experienced tremendous growth, and the University Health System Inc., board of directors is a key factor and supporter of that growth. Each member believes in the medical center’s mission, vision and values and stays informed about general operations and the healthcare needs of the community. Thanks to their contributions, talent and expertise, the medical center has been able to become a leader in healthcare for the region.

William S. Rukeyser
Chairman, UHS Board of Directors 
Rukeyser & Company


Howard W. "Bud" Sherrod, Jr.
Vice Chair, UHS Board of Directors 
Allison, Sherrod, Owens & Siddons

Bernard E. Bernstein
Secretary/Treasurer, UHS Board of Directors 
Bernstein, Stair & McAdams Attorneys

James A. Haslam II 
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, UHS Board of Directors 
Pilot Oil Corporation


Carolyn Fairbank Biggs
Christmas Place Management LLC


Wayne T. Davis
Interim Chancellor
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Randy Boyd
UT President, Interim
The University of Tennessee

Robert F. Elder, MD
University Physicians Association Inc.
(Ex-Officio Member)

Joseph E. Johnson, PhD 
President Emeritus
The University of Tennessee

Joseph R. Landsman, Jr.
President & CEO
University Health System Inc.

Melissa P. LaPinska, MD
University Surgeons Associaties, PC

 Sharon J. Pryse

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Trust Company

Steve J. Schwab, MD
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
(Ex-Officio Member)

Harry W. "Wes" Stowers 
Stowers Machinery Corporation

Sara Fortune Rose 
Retired, Government and Industry Affairs
Bush Brothers & Company


Michael T. Strickland
Bandit Lites

Bedford Waters

W. Bedford Waters, MD
The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Renda Burkhart
Finance Committee Chair
President & CPA
Burkhart & Company