Dr. Stephen Vault – Director of Planning and Business Development – Grady Health System

Stephen VaultStephen Vault is Director of Planning& Business Development for Grady Health System, where he facilitates the planning of new business development and manages market intelligence and strategic partnerships for the historic Atlanta institution.

Prior to joining Grady, Stephen served as Director of Strategic Planning at WellStar Health System in Marietta, GA where he was also responsible for regulatory compliance issues, including the Certificate of Need (CON) program and associated licensure.

Stephen started his careeras Senior Health Systems Analyst of the Georgia Department of Community Health and Administrative Resident of Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, where he helped manage a turnaround in the company’s patient satisfaction efforts.

Three years ago, Stephen began a crusade to dedicate his life to the service of others and thus his #LifeOfService hashtag and movement was born.

Stephen currently serves asVice President/President-Elect of 100 Black Men of North Metro, Inc. and will become one of the youngest 100 chapter presidents when he takes the helm in 2017.  Stephen also serves as Immediate-Past President of Outstanding Atlanta, the premiere recognition organization for young professionals dedicated to service in Atlanta.

Amongst his many non-profit board seats include Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, Families First Family Sustainability and Empowerment Community Advisory Board, Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy (GAHL), and Next Generation Advisory Board at Citizens Trust Bank, Atlanta’s black owned bank.He is also an active member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Georgia Association of Healthcare Executives and National Association of Health Services Executives.

Stephen is a 2014Becker’s 25 Healthcare Leaders Under 40 awardee, graduate of Leadership Atlanta (2015) and currently in the Leadership Georgia Class of 2016.  Stephen has been recognized by both the Atlanta Business Chronicle and Georgia Trend magazine as a 40 Under 40 Award winner and as a 2013 Outstanding Atlanta award recipient.

Stephen earned his Bachelors of Business Administration in Management and Masters in Health Administration from the University of Arkansas before completing the Ph.D. Program in Strategic Management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Stephen is interested in the intersection of healthcare and education.  Affordable and accessible healthcare for all citizens, particularly the uninsured population and underserved minority communities, and mentoring are two of his passions.