Charles R. Evans is President of the International Health Services Group (IHSG) and Senior Advisor at Jackson Healthcare. IHSG is a social enterprise he founded in 2007 to support health services development in underserved areas of the world. Current projects are located in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. IHSG also founded and supports the Leadership Corps for management capacity building. Finally, IHSG is active in encouraging international hospital partnerships between US hospitals and hospitals in economically developing countries.
Jackson Healthcare is a family of highly specialized healthcare staffing, executive search and technology companies.
Evans serves as a member of the boards at Jackson Healthcare, WellStreet Urgent Care and Arena. Additionally, he serves on the boards of non-profit organizations including FaithBridge Foster Care and is chairman of the American International Health Alliance.
In 2012, he attained the Board Leadership Fellow credential of the National Association of Corporate Directors. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); served as a Governor of the College from 2004 – 2007; Chairman Officer from 2008 – 2011; and was the recipient of the 2014 ACHE Gold Medal Award – the highest honor the organization bestows. He currently serves as Special Advisor to ACHE on International Affairs, and is an Honorary Member of the International Hospital Federation.
Evans’ other professional experience includes Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) where he managed company divisions including North Carolina, MidAmerica, and Southeast. He was named President of HCA’s Eastern Group in 2004, and was responsible for operations in the Eastern half of the company. Prior to joining HCA, Evans served in executive positions at Memorial Medical Center of Jacksonville, Florida, and Community Hospitals, Indianapolis, Indiana.
A West Virginia native, Evans received an undergraduate degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College, a Master of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.