Weatherby Healthcare names new president, other executive changes

Luke Woodyard

Ft. Lauderdale, Jan. 15, 2021 – Weatherby Healthcare, part of the CHG Healthcare family of brands, has announced changes to its executive leadership team. Senior Vice President Luke Woodyard was promoted to president replacing Bill Heller, who moved into an executive vice president position within CHG Healthcare.

“Luke brings a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience that will help Weatherby Healthcare continue to build its leadership position in the locum tenens marketplace,” said Scott Beck, CEO of CHG Healthcare.

Woodyard has spent more than 17 years in healthcare staffing having started in the industry as an entry-level recruiter and has gone on to be a leader in permanent placement, travel nursing, home health, and locum tenens staffing across multiple organizations.  

“The heart of Weatherby is our people. I’m humbled to take on this opportunity to help lead them, support them, help them grow and develop, and deliver for our customers,” said Woodyard. “Hospitals around the country need our support and it is a true privilege to help in their times of need.”

In addition to Woodyard, Weatherby Healthcare named Mike DePaolis senior vice president of sales, where he will oversee Weatherby’s offices in North Carolina and Florida. Warren Wooley was also promoted to senior vice president of people and culture where he will continue to focus on cultivating and maintaining a strong people-first culture.