A gifted storyteller and known for his deep knowledge of Ascension Saint Thomas' history, Greg Pope has served as Chief Mission Integration Officer since 2014. He was commissioned to this role on the same day our founders, the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, concluded their 116 year presence in Tennessee. He originally joined Saint Thomas Health in 1996 and served as Executive Director of the Ascension Saint Thomas Foundation for more than 15 years. Greg provides leadership for Spiritual Care, Ministry Formation, Clinical and Organizational Ethics, and Church Relations.
Presently he serves as Chair of the Board for Catholic Charities of Tennessee and as Secretary of the Board for MedHope - the nation's most prominent distributor of donated prescription medication. He also is an active volunteer leader for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul's National Council. He is active in his local parish, The Diocese of Nashville and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
A past international board chair for the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Greg served as Dean and Director for AHP’s Madison Institute at the University of Wisconsin. The United Methodist Men's Commission honored him as a John Wesley Fellow in recognition for volunteer leadership in support of their mission.
Greg earned an MA in Healthcare Mission Leadership from Aquinas Institute of Theology; an MBA from Theological College of the Bahamas, where he was named a Sir John Templeton Fellow in Church Administration; and a BS in Economics from the University of Tennessee.