West Virginia Wesleyan College is pleased to announce Charles R. Evans ’69 will deliver the 129th Founders Day address at Homecoming on Friday, October 12, at 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.
Evans is president of the International Health Services Group (IHSG) and senior advisor at Jackson Healthcare. Founded by Evans in 2007, IHSG is a social enterprise to support health services development in underserved areas of the world. It is the mission of IHSG to work with established organizations to supplement their capabilities in healthcare management and development as they work to achieve their broader missions. Current projects are located in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. IHSG also founded and supports the Leadership Corps for management capacity building. Finally, IHSG is active in encouraging international hospital partnerships between U.S. hospitals and hospitals in economically developing countries.
Jackson Healthcare is an Atlanta-based consortium of companies that provide physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes to hospitals, health systems, and physician groups throughout the U.S.
Evans serves as a member of the boards at Jackson Healthcare, MiMedx Group, WellStreet Urgent Care and Arena. Additionally, he serves on the boards of non-profit organizations including FaithBridge Foster Care and the American International Health Alliance.
In 2012, he attained the Board Leadership Fellow credential of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); served as a Governor of the College from 2004-2007; Chairman Officer from 2008-2011; and was the recipient of the 2014 ACHE Gold Medal Award—the highest honor the organization bestows. He currently serves as Special Advisor to ACHE on International Affairs and is an Honorary Member of the International Hospital Federation.
Evans’ other professional experience includes Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) where he managed company divisions including North Carolina, MidAmerica, and Southeast. He was named President of HCA’s Eastern Group in 2004 and was responsible for operations in the Eastern half of the company. Prior to joining HCA, Evans served in executive positions at Memorial Medical Center of Jacksonville, Florida, and Community Hospitals, Indianapolis, IN. He served as a member of the board of trustees at Wesleyan from 1998 to 2006.
A West Virginia native, Evans received an undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Indiana University.