Thomas G. Shufflebarger, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tom ShufflebargerIn June 2021, Tom Shufflebarger was named chief executive officer and president of Children’s of Alabama following the retirement of Mike Warren, who had served in the position since January 2008.

Shufflebarger joined Children’s in 1992, having previously served as the budget director and director of physician recruitment and development for Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. At Children’s, Shufflebarger has managed the hospital’s daily operations and policy decisions. He also directs the operations and development of Children’s Physician Services, including Pediatric Practice Solutions (Children’s primary care practices), Hospital Ambulatory Care Services, and business relationships with Health Services Foundation and hospital-based physicians.

“I am honored to be named the next CEO of Children’s of Alabama,” Shufflebarger said. “It is a humbling experience to be part of the strong legacy of providing care for ill and injured children from throughout the region.”


Vickie Atkins
Vice President, Risk Management

Heather Baty, MCD, MBA, AuD
Vice President, Ambulatory Operations

Jamie Dabal, MSHA, MBA, FACHE
Vice President, Operations

Doug Dean, CCP, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources

Crayton (Tony) Fargason, MBA, M.D.
Medical Director and Vice President, Clinical Affairs

Heather Hargis, MSHA, MBA, FACHE
Vice President, Operations

Andrew Loehr, DNP, RN, CNML, CPNP
Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Nursing Officer

Delicia Mason, MNHSA, RN, NEA-BC
Vice President of Nursing Operations

Coke S. Matthews III
Executive Vice President, Alabama Children’s Hospital Foundation
Chief Development Officer, Children’s of Alabama

Lori Moler, MSHA, FACHE
Vice President, Customer Service

Suzanne Respess
Vice President, Government Relations

Bob Sarnecki
Chief Information Officer

Howard Sisco, CPA
Vice President, Finance

Sandy Thurmond, FACHE, CMPE
Vice President, Primary Care Services

Dawn Walton, CPA
Chief Financial Officer