Our Leadership

Spencer Thomas, CEO

Spencer Thomas brings more than 16 years of healthcare management experience to Central Carolina Hospital. Thomas come to us from another LifePoint Health, Inc. hospital as the Chief Operating Officer at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, VA.  He had oversight of the hospital's daily operations, providing administrative oversight of the ancillary and support departments as well as Surgical Services and Anesthesia.

Prior to joining LifePoint Health, Thomas served in several hospital leadership positions, including CEO of Tennova Newport Medical Center, of Community Health Systems, Inc. in Newport, TN. At East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, GA Thomas served as COO. Before that, he also served as COO at Highlands Regional Medical Center in Sebring, FL. Thomas was the Assistant Administrator at Lee Regional Medical Center in Pennington Gap, VA.  

Thomas holds a Bachelor of Science from Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, VA.  He also earned a Master of Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. 

Jan Phillips, CNO

Jan Phillips has an impressive background in healthcare leadership. Her experience managing clinical teams and her background in a variety of clinical specialties is a great asset to our hospital and community.  

A registered nurse for more than 36 years, Phillips most recently served as Director of Nursing for Adult Acute Care & Emergency Nursing at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA; a 548-bed academic medical and surgical facility. Prior to that, she was the
Director of Surgical Inpatient/Emergency Nursing/Nursing Vascular Access Team/Care Coordination at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Phillips also served as their Director of Clinical Quality.  

Phillips has a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. As well as having a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from University of Virginia. She has a Nurse Manager Fellowship from the American Organization of Nurse Executive (AONE). She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Organization of Nurse Leaders (PONL).

Jessi Ayers, CFO

Jessi Ayers brings over a decade of financial healthcare experience to Central Carolina Hospital. Most recently, Ayers was the Chief Financial Officer at Person Memorial Hospital, a Duke LifePoint Hospital located in Roxboro, NC. Her previous positions include Controller at Atlanta Medical Center in Atlanta, GA, and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville, a LifePoint hospital in Martinsville, VA.

Ayers holds a Master in Business Administration and Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been certified as a Revenue Cycle Executive by the Association of Healthcare Administrative Management. Her professional affiliations include American College of Healthcare Executives and Healthcare Financial Management Association.