Covenant Health Names Joe Dolan as CFO

Jay FitzOur Town Leaders

Joe Dolan is the chief financial officer of Covenant Health effective July 31. He succeeds John Geppi, who is retiring as executive vice president and CFO after 23 years.

Dolan will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations and strategic financial planning for the health system. With more than 17 years of experience in healthcare and finance, he joins Covenant Health from Atrium Health (newly named Advocate Health) in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he served as senior vice president and enterprise controller of one of the nation’s largest health systems.

“I am very pleased to welcome Joe Dolan to the role of executive vice president and CFO,” said Jim VanderSteeg, Covenant Health president and CEO. “He will be an asset to our executive leadership team and to all of Covenant Health. Thanks to his predecessor, John Geppi’s, leadership over more than two decades, Covenant Health has the financial resources available to accomplish our mission and to grow in service to our communities. Joe brings a similar heart for service to our organization, along with business expertise and years of experience navigating the financial challenges of healthcare.”

Prior to Atrium, Dolan held various finance leadership roles at Wake Forest Baptist and Duke University Health System. In previous roles, he also served as a committee member for several enterprise technology risk and governance councils. Dolan has served as a board member for CHESS LLC Finance, Wake AirCare LLC, Wake Forest Emergency Providers and Wake Forest Baptist Outpatient Imaging.

He began his career in public accounting with Grant Thornton LLP and is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) and as an active member of HFMA as a certified healthcare financial professional (CHFP). He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Covenant Health provided information for this article.


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