Martha Whitecotton is responsible for hospital operations (inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory and emergency services), strategic planning, physician relations, community relations, and donor relations at the 234 bed Levine Children's Hospital.
Prior to becoming President of Levine Children's Hospital, she was the Chief Nurse Executive for Carolinas Medical Center, and for the Mecklenburg Acute Care System. In this role her responsibilities included nursing services, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, and the transplant program.
Martha joined Carolinas Medical Center in 1988 as Nurse Manager of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She earned her Master's Degree in Family Nursing from West Texas State University and also received her BSN from West Texas State University.
Martha is a Fellow in of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. She completed a Wharton Nurse Executive Fellowship in 2005.
Glenda Wooten started her career at Carolinas HealthCare System in 1994 as the Nurse Manager for the 40 bed Pediatric unit of Carolinas Medical Center. Today, she is the Assistant Vice President for Patient Care Services at Levine Children's Hospital. Glenda is responsible for 430 employees and oversees patient care for the inpatient children's programs and services in Levine Children's Hospital. Glenda has been a part of Levine Children's Hospital even before it was built and was crucial in the planning, development and design. Prior to her current role at Levine Children's Hospital, Glenda was responsible for clinical patient care involving women's and children's services at Carolinas Medical Center. Throughout her career Glenda has encouraged career advancement for her staff and colleagues through counseling, training and mentoring.
Glenda is affiliated with numerous community organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools and Hospitality House of Charlotte. In the past she has served on the Board of the Alumni Association of the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the KinderMourn Board and the Teen Health Connection Board. Glenda is a member of the American Association of Nurse Executives, the American Nurses Association, the Society of Pediatric Nurses and Sigma Theta Tau.
Glenda obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Master's in Nursing Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. She is certified in Nursing Administration-Advanced through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Vickie Hamann began her current role as Assistant Vice President for Outpatient Services at Levine Children's Hospital in October 2006. She oversees multiple pediatric outpatient centers including the Levine Children's Specialty Centers in Charlotte, Hickory, Gastonia and Ballantyne, Teen Health Connection and Pediatric Resource Center, a child maltreatment and sexual abuse program. She is also responsible for the Levine Children's Hospital Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Center, Children's Emergency Department, Pediatric Dialysis Unit, Pre Op, PACU and Day Hospital.
Prior to joining the Levine Children's Hospital team, Vickie served as an Assistant Vice President at Carolinas Medical Center. Her responsibilities at that time included CMC Women's Institute, Adolescent Medicine, Orthopaedics, and Surgery. Vickie's knowledge and experience with services for women, teens, and children make her an invaluable member of the Levine Children's Hospital team.
Vickie is active in the community and has served on the Board of Directors for many local organizations including Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center, KinderMourn, the YMCA in Harrisburg, and the American Cancer Society's Local Leadership Council.
Vickie obtained her Bachelor of Science and her Master's of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, N.C.
Clay Locklear is the Director of Business Operations for Levine Children's Hospital. He received his B.S. from UNC-Pembroke in 2000 in Business Administration/Management. During his last semester at Pembroke, Clay went abroad and studied European Business at Vaxjo University in Vaxjo, Sweden.
In 2003, he received his Master's Degree in Health Administration from UNC-Charlotte. From 2004 - 2008, he served as a Board Member for the Charlotte Emergency Housing. He is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executive Group, Children's Alliance of Mecklenburg County, the N.C. Pediatric Society and was named one of
2009's "40 under 40" Business Leaders by the Charlotte Business Journal.
Clay is a member of the Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum, Starlight Society in support of Levine Children's Hospital and volunteers for United Way, Arts & Science Council, Children's Miracle Network, Classroom Central, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Christmas Bureau.
Callie Dobbins began her career at Carolinas HealthCare System in 2001 as a New Graduate nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery (NICN). Callie has held leadership roles of being the Neonatal Unit Educator and NICN Nurse Manger where she was able to improve patient, staff, and physician satisfaction.
Today, Callie is the Assistant Vice President of Neonatal Services where she is responsible for the coordination of neonatal-based programs which include the oversight of more than 250 employees. Under Callie's leadership, the Joint Commission certified the Neonatal Nurseries with a Gold Seal Certificate of Distinction in the management of the High-Risk Neonate. To date, no other Neonatal Unit in North Carolina has such distinction and are the only level IIIc Center in the United States to reach such honor.
Callie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Master of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.