After Dr. Roland Goertz announced his plans for retirement with 22 years of service to Family Health Center (FHC) and the Waco community, a search was initiated to fill the role of CEO.

A committee of both Board and Community members was appointed to conduct the nationwide search. Over 270 candidates were reviewed by the national search firm assisting the committee.

After in-person interviews of finalists, the committee unanimously recommended one candidate, and the FHC’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of FHC’s own Jackson Griggs, MD, effective February 25, 2019.

Griggs has practiced Family Medicine at Waco’s Family Health Center (FHC) for over 15 years. He is a native Texan who earned his undergraduate degree in English from Abilene Christian University and then attended medical school at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Griggs trained in Family Medicine at FHC’s Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. Following residency, he practiced at FHC’s Bellmead Community Clinic and joined the residency program’s faculty. He has served as the residency program’s Associate Director for five years, and has trained over 150 family physicians.

Griggs has been an active staff member at both Providence Health Center and Baylor Scott & White–Hillcrest, where he recently served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. He has been active in collaborative research with Baylor University faculty in areas of public health, preventative medicine, and mental illness. He serves on the Prosper Waco Leadership Council and is a board member for Care4Texans, a local Providence-affiliated clinically integrated network aiming to improve the way care is delivered. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine.

Griggs has been married to his wife Erin for 20 years and they have two children, Julia and Elliot.