Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE

President and CEO, Navicent Health

Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, FACHE, is the President and CEO of Navicent Health, the second-largest hospital in Georgia and a tertiary regional teaching medical center. Dr. Saunders has more than 45 years of hospital administrative and clinical experience, and prior to her current role, served as the President and COO of Virtua Health, the largest health system in southern New Jersey. Dr. Saunders was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019’s Top 25 Women Leaders in the U.S. and was twice named one of the “Most Influential Women of the Mid-Market” in the U.S. by CEO Corporation. Dr. Saunders serves on the boards of the Georgia Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association, where she is the past chair for the Institute for Diversity. Dr. Saunders completed her Doctorate in Healthcare Administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Master of Science in Nursing from Rutgers University.