Chief Executive Officer
Michael Stewart assumed the role as Chief Executive Officer at Saline Health System in Benton, Arkansas on November 30, 2018. He brings nearly 15 years of healthcare experience to this role. Stewart came to Saline Health System from Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas, where he served as CEO since 2014. Prior to his time at Navarro Regional, he spent two years as the COO/Administrator for Northwest Health System in Springdale, Arkansas and seven years in executive leadership roles at hospitals in California and Florida. Prior to his healthcare career, Stewart spent four years as a member of the United States Air Force where he rose to the rank of Captain. He received his MBA from McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.
Chief Nursing Officer
Char Boulch, MSN, RN, was 19 when she found her passion: helping people. She was working as a patient access clerk at the time, and she decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, who were both nurses.
She attended nursing school and went to work in the emergency department at North Broward Medical Center in Florida. Over the next 20 years, she progressed in her career from assistant nurse manager to department director to assistant chief nursing officer. Her most recent position was chief nursing officer at Willamette Valley Medical Center in Oregon.
During this time, she also earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from South University and a master's degree in nurse leadership from Walden University. She is currently working on earning her doctorate degree in nursing practice. She joined the Saline Health System family in February 2023.
Chief Financial Officer
Marty Bakos assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer at Saline Health System on July 13, 2020. Bakos brings more than 25 years of experience in financial operations in hospitals. She most recently served as CFO of Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, AZ and has also led financial operations in hospitals in Florida, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Ohio University in Athens Ohio. Bakos oversees all financial matters at Saline Health System from day-to-day operations to long term financial planning.
Jacqueline Wilkerson assumed the role of Associate Administrator at Saline Health System in April 2022. Prior to accepting that role, Wilkerson had worked at Saline Memorial Hospital for two years, serving as the director of quality. She started her career as a registered nurse in Searcy, Arkansas, and has progressed through various clinical and leadership roles, including chief nursing officer (CNO) at Conway Regional Health System and CNO and Market CNO at Sovah Health in Virginia.
In addition to being an RN, Wilkerson has earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration. She is also credentialed as a Certified Professional in Patient Safety.