Senior Leadership is responsible for managing the major functional areas of the corporation. They report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, who is accountable to the Board of Directors.
Joy Hogan Rozman, MEd, RN
President & Chief Executive Officer
Joy Hogan Rozman is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME). Prior to joining CCME, Joy directed the quality and patient safety initiatives in the Middle East for Boston-based Partners Healthcare International. She also served as president and CEO of the Virginia Health Quality Center from 1996 to 2007 and chief operating officer (COO) from 1993 to 1996. She also served as COO of Quality Health Strategies and its subsidiaries, the Delmarva Foundation for Medicare Care and the Delmarva Foundation for the District of Columbia.
Ms. Rozman holds a master's of education degree in human services administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a nursing degree and bachelor's degree in public health education from Columbus University, and a quality manager certificate from George Washington University’s School of Continuing Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has served for seven terms on the Board of Examiners, Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. She is also the recipient of the Distinguished Executive Leadership Award from the James Q. Cannon Endowment for excellence in advancing the field of quality improvement.
Yvonne Copeland, MBA
Vice President of Operations
Yvonne Copeland oversees operations at CCME. She is responsible for managing business development and communications and ensuring established objectives for growth and profitability are met.
Ms. Copeland has over 25 years of experience in health care operations that includes managed care and health policy; health management and government affairs; and external relations strategy and brand ambassador. She recently held the role of regional vice president for community operations at Cardinal Innovations Healthcare in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Ms. Copeland also held positions at North Carolina Council of Community Programs and the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Ms. Copeland received a master of business administration degree from Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a bachelor of arts degree in statistical research methods, sociology, from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Karen Southard, RN, MHA, CPHQ
Karen Southard serves as director of Quality Improvement Programs. Most recently she served as CCME's state program director for South Carolina as part of the Atlantic Quality Innovation Network for the 11th Statement of Work, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) contract. In that role Ms. Southard was responsible for the efficient and effective management of the South Carolina Quality Innovation Network-QIO contract, ensuring that tasks and outcomes were accomplished successfully.
Ms. Southard has more than 35 years of combined clinical, performance improvement, and leadership experience. Ms. Southard is responsible for developing innovative strategies to deliver new levels of quality improvement across the health care continuum. Prior to returning to CCME, Ms. Southard held the role of Vice President of Quality & Clinical Performance Improvement at the North Carolina Healthcare Association.
Ms. Southard earned a Master's in Health Administration from Pfeiffer University; a Bachelor of Science in Business in Organizational Management; and a Diploma of Nursing at Illinois Masonic Medical Center School of Nursing. Karen is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) through the National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).
Cheryl Powell, CPA
Director of Finance
Cheryl Powell is responsible for oversight of CCME financial operations including management of CCME contracts, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and auditing. She provides consultation regarding CCME financial performance, oversees and manages budget development and monitoring, and coordinates our various financial audits.
Ms. Powell has been with CCME for over 30 years, beginning her career here as an accounting clerk. During her tenure she has held roles as accounting specialist, assistant accounting manager, and most recently, accounting manager.
Ms. Powell received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Holly Atkins, M.Ent., CFE, CGAP, CHC, AHFI, CHIAP
Director of Business Development
Holly Atkins oversees capture planning and the proposal development process at CCME. She is responsible for the overall management of strategic and operational marketing and customer relationship activities for current and potential clients.
Ms. Atkins has over 20 years of experience in proposal development, auditing State Medicaid agencies, healthcare providers, and non-profits, and assisting program integrity departments in numerous states regarding policy implementation, compliance, finance and operations audits. Prior to coming to CCME, Ms. Atkins held the role of audit manager in the Healthcare & Life Sciences Division of KMPG US, LLP Risk Advisory Division. She has also held positions at Public Consulting Group, Myers & Stauffer, PLLC, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC).
Ms. Atkins holds a Master of Entrepreneurship from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina and Bachelor of Business Administration from SUNY Institute of Technology in Utica, New York. Her certifications include Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Governmental Auditing Professional, Certified in Healthcare Compliance, Accredited Healthcare Fraud Investigator and Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional.
Samila Mohseni, Ed.D, CGCIO
Director of Information Technology
Samila Mohseni oversees all operations for information systems and supervises the IT team. She leads development of CCME's infrastructure to enhance IT policies and procedures, ensuring consistency in standards and leveraging of common systems.
Dr. Mohseni has over 20 years of experience in information technology and data analytics, including strategic planning and execution, IT and data governance, program and portfolio management, enterprise application, ERP and service management. Prior to coming to CCME, Dr. Mohseni held the role of senior director at North Carolina Department of Information Technology (NCDIT). She has also held positions at Duke University Medical Center in the Private Diagnostic Clinic and in the Department of Anesthesiology; and at North Carolina State University in various roles, including lecturer.
Dr. Mohseni received a Doctor of Education, Technology Education, from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina and holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Azad University of Tehran in Iran. She is a Certified Government Chief Information Officer (CGCIO).