Transitions LifeCare – Team

Our Team

The team at Transitions LifeCare comprises physicians, spiritual care counselors, nurse practitioners, nurses, nursing assistants, social workers, home health aides, and nutritionists, as well as specially trained volunteers. Count on our experienced professionals and volunteers to provide care, comfort, and compassion for life’s changing needs.

Board of Directors

William (Tres) Pittman, MD, President
Executive Medical Director
WakeMed Physician Practices

Tom Williams, Vice-President
VP Ambulatory Services, Support Services
VP, COO, UNC REX Healthcare of Holly Springs

Robin Simonton, Secretary
Executive Director
Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Jessica Barr
Social Worker – Health Service Navigation
The Cypress of Raleigh

Beth Perry Black, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Professor
UNC School of Nursing

Zeke Creech
State of North Carolina 

William Dunlap, MD
Physician, retired
Raleigh Medical Group

Paul Immanuel
CEO and Principal Consultant
Immanuel Consulting Services, LLC

Jay Irby
Senior Vice President
First Citizens Bank

Charles Kabugo-Musoke
Smith Anderson

Nicholas Kenny, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer 
Syneos Health

Dr. Steven L. Lyons
President, Steven L. Lyons Funeral Home
Pastor, St. James AME Church

Karen Preston, MHA, BSN, RN, ACM, CCM
Director of Case Management
Duke Raleigh Hospital

Rhonda Gillespie Raney
Principal and Attorney Mediator
Mediation Solutions

Jason Sandner

Pam Stocks
President and Chief Cultural Officer
The Nautical Group

John Thoma
Transitions LifeCare

Adam Wolk, MD
Senior Medical Officer
Alignment Healthcare

Board of Trustees

Jason Sandner, CPA, Chair
Medical Mutual Insurance

Burke Koonce
Financial Advisor 
Raymond James 

Toni Messler
VP of Finance and Operations
Transitions LifeCare

Marshall Wall
Managing Partner
Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog

David Wolf
Community Volunteer

George York
President and CEO
York Properties

Executive Team

Click here to see bios of our executive team members.

John Thoma, CEO

Nicole Martin, Vice President of Quality and Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer

Peter N. McCann, MBA, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer

Toni Messler, Vice President of Finance and Operations

Laura Patel, MD, Chief Medical Officer

Jackie Ring, RN, PhD, FACHE, NEA-BC, Vice President of Clinical Services, Chief Innovation Officer

Melissa Short, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources

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