Charles Ayscue’s administrative/financial healthcare career experience has extended for more than 5 decades. Mr. Ayscue was appointed in the Spring of 2020 to serve as the Interim Chief Financial Officer for Dogwood Health Trust (DHT). Prior to joining DHT, Mr. Ayscue served 31 years as the Chief Financial Officer for two large Healthcare Systems; Mission Health System, Inc, (MHS, the Parent Corporation) located in Asheville, North Carolina (NC) as its Chief Financial Officer from 2007 until 2019; and the University of North Carolina Healthcare System (UNC-HCS) and the University of North Carolina Hospitals located in Chapel Hill, NC from 1987 until 2007. MHS owned, operated, and managed healthcare facilities providing a broad spectrum of inpatient, outpatient and long-term acute care services to a large, 18-county service area in western North Carolina. UNC-HCS functioned as the State’s largest owned safety-net healthcare provider and teaching facility for primary, secondary, tertiary, and quaternary inpatient care and outpatient care to patients from all 100 counties within the State. Mr. Ayscue also served for more than 4 years as the Comptroller and Associate Director of Financial Services for the Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Professional affiliations for Mr. Ayscue include prior and continuous service on numerous boards and foundations; and he currently serves as the Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board for the Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation (FHLI) based in the Research Triangle Park. He also serves as a member of the statewide Technical Advisory Committee for NCCARE 360 due to his role at the FHLI.
In September of 2013, Mr. Ayscue was the recipient of The Order of the Long Leaf Pine as conferred by the Governor of the State of North Carolina. Mr. Ayscue has also been previously recognized on numerous occasions as one of the nation’s “150 Hospital and Health System CFO’s to know” in annual publications by Becker’s Hospital Review. In October of 2014, Mr. Ayscue was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus by his alma mater, Campbell University. Mr. Ayscue holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Business Administration degree from Campbell College, now Campbell University, located in Buies Creek, North Carolina.