Fredia S. Wadley, MD, MSHPA
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Wadley has over eight years experience with QHS and has worked across all subsidiaries as Medical Director for External Quality Review contracts, QIO beneficiary protection services, AHRQ contracts, and all Health Integrity, LLC contracts and served as interim director for business development in 2006 – 2007.
Prior to her positions with QHS, Dr. Wadley had a public health career in Tennessee with eight years as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health and over seven years as the Director of the Nashville/Davidson County Health Department. She is the recipient of many public health awards from the state, regional, and national public health associations; has served as faculty of four medical and three nursing schools; has been a member of many boards and committees including the board of directors of a hospital management company in Tennessee and the Public Health Foundation in the District of Columbia. She was a member of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine Committee for the report Children’s Health, The Nation’s Wealth: Assessing and Improving Child Health released October 2004, and contributed the chapter on “Metrics for Public Health” in The Public Health Quality Improvement Handbook, ASQ Quality Press, 2009
Ronald G. Forsythe, Jr, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Forsythe has an extensive background in management, resource development, and innovation. As QHS Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Forsythe provides leadership for the shared services that the company delivers to its affiliated organizations—Finance; Human Resources; Information Technology; Contract and Corporate Compliance; Business Development; and Facilities.
Prior to joining QHS, Dr. Forsythe served as the Vice President for Technology and Commercialization at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In this capacity, he made substantial contributions towards raising the profile of the organization as a regional economic powerhouse. His support for new innovations in health care, aerospace, renewable energy, unmanned aerial systems, and sustainable agriculture spurred unprecedented regional high-tech business development and job creation.
Dr. Forsythe earned his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Delaware and earned both his master and doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Rebecca Combs, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer of QHS, Ms. Combs oversees the financial management business process serving QHS and the subsidiary companies—Delmarva Foundation, Health Integrity, and Quality Health Foundation. She has extensive experience in planning and disciplined execution within the defense sector ensuring that efforts are appropriately resourced and effectively managed. Her early experience in financial management of programs and accounting processes provided the strong foundation to effectively lead high performing organizational teams.
Prior to joining QHS, she was Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Engility (formerly L3 Communications) and, prior to that, Finance Director at The Patuxent Partnership. Ms. Combs has held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Coherent Systems International Corp and Financial Operations Manager at Northrop Grumman PRB Systems.
Ms. Combs earned her Masters in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology and her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Kansas State University.
Deborah Keller, MA
Vice President, Human Resources
Ms. Deborah A. Keller is responsible for the leadership of human resources in accordance with the company’s strategic direction and goals. She creates and oversees programs, services, and policies to achieve operational objectives for Quality Health Strategies human resource needs. Ms. Keller has extensive experience in human resource management, most recently at Strayer Education (parent company of Strayer University), a 5,000 employee, $700 million, for-profit provider of post-secondary education awarding associate through masters degrees at 90 campuses in 22 states as well as globally online. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Suburban Hospital Healthcare Systems, Vice President of Human Resources for Nextel Communications, and Vice President of Human Resources for a variety of businesses at General Electric.
Ms. Keller earned her Master’s in Personnel Administration from Michigan State University and has an undergraduate degree in Individual and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University.