Executive Leadership Team

Henry County Medical Center is comprised of over 900 partners who are led by an executive leadership team and governed by a seven member board of trustees.

John Tucker

John Tucker comes to HCMC with 20 years of experience in rural hospitals, the past 15 years as CEO. Since 2015 he has served at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad Colorado where the organization was awarded CMS 5-Star status in 2020 and 2021 and in 2021 named a “Top 100 CAH” by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. John enjoys working to create great organizational cultures and leads with a friendly, transparent and collaborative style.

Under his leadership MSRH saw year-over-year improvements in employee engagement, significant service expansion, increased physician satisfaction and longevity, and began a master facility planning process which culminated in the completion of an expansion project that replaced all of the patient care spaces in the hospital.

John has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Harding University and a Master’s of Health Services Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

Dirk Morgan

Dirk Morgan comes to Henry County Medical Center with more than 30 years of healthcare finance experience. Most recently, he worked with Deaconess Health of Evansville at their locations in Henderson, KY and Eldorado, IL. Prior to that he served as Division CFO at LifePoint Health in Nashville, TN. He served in similar leadership roles at RCCH Healthcare and Capella Health in Nashville. He also served in hospital CFO roles at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in Murray, KY; Jackson Purchase Medical Center in Mayfield, KY; and Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton, KY. He started his career serving as CFO at Community Health and Emergency Services in Cairo, IL, and as Senior Auditor for the Office of the Inspector General in Frankfort, KY. Dirk is a CPA and is a graduate of Murray State University, with a BS degree in Accounting.

Michelle Seaton
Chief Nursing Officer

Michelle Seaton started her career in Sales at Four Season’s Sales and Service, where she earned top sales performer for several years. Through her years in sales, she led the largest sales group and increased volumes throughout the organization. In her final sales management position, she managed an organization out of Farmington Hills, Michigan where she led a team and increased sales over 300%. Seaton decided to change her path to pursue a career in nursing. At that time, she enrolled at Bethel University where she achieved her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She began her nursing career at HCMC in 2013 as a Medical Surgical Nurse. In 2014, she was promoted to Nurse Director over HCMC’s Observation Unit, Same Day Surgery, and Outpatient Infusion. From 2017 to 2022, Seaton has been the Director of our Medical Surgical Units and Outpatient Infusion Department.

Seaton is married to Dr. Jeff Seaton, a professor at Murray State University. She has three daughters: Jessica Espinosa, Tiffany Donnell and Hailey Frizzell. She also has four grandchildren: Noah, Farrah, Jonah, and Ophelia. Her hobbies include playing golf, boating, traveling, supporting the Tennessee Titans and spending time with family and friends.

Janet G. James, MPA, CRHCP
Chief Human Resources Officer

Janet James comes to Henry County Medical Center with 19 years of experience in rural healthcare and human resources. Most recently, Janet worked with Deaconess Health of Evansville at their Critical Access Hospital locations in Princeton, IN, and Morganfield, KY, as Chief Administrative Officer. While at Deaconess she also worked closely with Rural Health Clinics in both the Indiana and Kentucky markets, as well as in Business Development.  Prior to that she served as Administrator at East Wood Clinic in Paris, TN, and as Human Resources Director and Chief Compliance Officer at Trigg County Hospital in western Kentucky.

Janet began her healthcare career at Crittenden Health Systems in Marion, KY, where she oversaw the marketing department and was introduced to Human Resources and healthcare leadership.

Janet is a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional (CRHCP) and has a master’s degree in public administration from Murray State University.

Josh Roberts, PhD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer | Physician Practices

Josh Roberts has over a decade of service in healthcare administration, including expertise gained from his previous roles as Director of Physician Practices at Henry County Medical Center and as Administrator of East Wood Clinic, an independent primary care group. Prior to his healthcare career, Josh served as a history professor and Honors Program Director at Bethel University.

His academic accomplishments include a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky, a PhD from Vanderbilt University, and an MBA from Bethel University. Josh’s passion lies in researching and understanding intricate issues and spearheading innovative programs to tackle these challenges. When he’s not at work, he enjoys hiking with his labrador, playing tennis with his friends, and cracking lame jokes to the dismay of his wife and two children.