Chris Fensterle, CEO
Chris Fensterle joins Central Carolina Hospital from another LifePoint Health, Inc. hospital serving as interim Chief Operating Officer and chief operations officer (COO) at Frye Regional Hospital in Hickory, North Carolina.
He was previously an administrator with Manatee Memorial Healthcare System in Florida. Chris began his career as a behavioral healthcare provider before transitioning into business development and hospital administration.
A graduate of Mary Washington College, Fernstele holds an M.S. in administration and healthcare from Central Michigan University. He is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and has served on boards including the YMCA of Catawba and the Sarasota/Manatee American Cancer Society.
Beth Skarbinski, CNO
Beth has a wide range of experience and accomplishments that she brings to her role as CNO. Her focus includes oversight and management, educational opportunities for staff, initiatives to improve patient care, and innovative solutions to bridging gaps and driving improvement.
Beth's previous positions include Director of Clinical Risk Management at Duke University Hospital, Director of Quality/Regulatory and Risk Management at Halifax Regional Medical Center, and Executive Director of Quality/Risk Management at Central Carolina Hospital.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Salve Regina College in Rhode Island, Alternative Dispute Mediation Certification from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut, and Master of Science in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University in Nebraska.
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.