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Senior Leadership Team


inlineTakeishaDavisTakeisha Davis, MD, MPH 

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Dr. Davis has spent the last ten years at the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) where she served as the Director of the Center for Community and Preventive Health, Medical Director and Assistant State Health Officer for the Office of Public Health (OPH).

Dr. Davis is a New Orleans native who earned a Doctorate of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University, has extensive experience in clinical care, community engagement and healthcare systems management.

inlineDanielleWillisDanielle S. Willis, CPA 

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Danielle S. Willis, CPA has been a part of the New Orleans East Hospital family since October 2016, and previously served as Senior Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, and most recently as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Danielle possesses over nine years of finance and accounting experience including roles in public accounting, financial accounting and reporting and financial planning, forecasting and budgeting.

Danielle is a native New Orleanian, and has earned both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Danielle is also a Certified Public Accountant licensed in both Louisiana and Mississippi.

Candace Robinson, MD 

Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Dr. Candace Robinson brings more than ten years of medical experience having served as a Clinical and Adjunct Professor of Practice, Staff Physician, Assistant Medical Director of New Orleans East Hospital’s Emergency Department, as well as Medical Director of the Emergency Department. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Xavier University and a Medical Degree from Tulane University. Dr. Robinson is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners, and serves on a variety of New Orleans East Hospital committees.
C.J. Marbley, RN 

Vice President of Patient Care / Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Prior to joining the New Orleans East Hospital, he served in various administrative and clinical capacities within the LCMC health systems and the Heart Hospital in the New Orleans area.  Prior to moving to New Orleans, CJ spent 23 years working in the Washington, DC and Baltimore area at DC General Hospital, Sinai Hospital, Chesapeake Medical Staffing Agency, and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.  CJ started his career as a ED trauma nurse and later transitioned to ICU.  CJ has also served as ED Director, ICU/CCU Manager, Director of Marketing and Recruitment, and Senior Director of Perioperative and Invasive Services. As Chief Nursing Officer, CJ is responsible for collaboratively providing direction, leadership and management for nursing and patient care services.

CJ is a native of Houston, TX, and went on to attend ­­­­­Howard University in Washington, DC for his BSN, and Stevenson University in Baltimore for his graduate studies.

inlineBrionStanfordBrion Stanford

Director Human Resources

Prior to joining New Orleans East Hospital, Brion Stanford served as the Human Resources Director of Merit Health in Biloxi, Mississippi.  He has 17 years of healthcare management experience, working in the Human Resource department for both for-profit and not-for-profit hospital systems. Brion also previously served in the human resources departments of Whitney National Bank, Hibernia National Bank, and Lockheed-Martin, here in New Orleans.  Brion is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resources Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Brion received his Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Marketing and Finance. 

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