Governing Council and Regional Policy Board Members

Governing Council



Mary Ellen Pratt
St. James Parish Hospital
Lutcher, LA




Rachelle Schultz
President and CEO
Winona Health
Winona, MN



Joann Anderson
President and CEO
Southeastern Health
Lumberton, NC



Larry W. Veitz
Spearfish Regional Hospital
and Spearfish Market
Spearfish, SD

Governing Council Members

Terms Expire 2016

  • Warren K. West, CEO, Littleton Regional Hospital, Littleton, NH
  • Jason F. Hawkins, President and CEO, Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA
  • Mark Webster, CEO, Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY
  • Jason Merkley, CEO, Brookings Health System, Brookings, SD
  • Jason Spring, CEO, North Valley Hospital, Whitefish, MT

Terms Expire 2017

  • Dave Schreiner, President and CEO, Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital, Dixon, IL
  • Jay Kreuzer, CEO, Kona Community Hospital, Kealakekua, HI
  • Feliciano Jiron, CEO, Los Alamos Medical Center, Los Alamos, NM
  • Joan Coffman, President and CEO, St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, WI
  • Elmore Patterson, CEO, Greene County Hospital, Eutaw, AL

Terms Expire 2018

  • Kevin Donovan, President and CEO, Mt. AscutneyHospital and Health Center, Windsor, VT
  • Mary Beth Barr, CEO, Grant Memorial Hospital, Petersbug, WV
  • Eric Bour, M.D., President, Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Simpsonville, SC
  • Thomas Nordwick, CEO, Uvalde County Hospital Authority, Uvalde, TX

Trustee Appointment

Mary Anne Shannon, Ph.D., Board Member, Marquette General Health System, Marquette, MI

Regional Policy Board Members 

Terms expire 2016

Del:     Paul J. Chodkowski, St. Anthony Summit Medical Center, Frisco, CO
Alt:      Mark Stoddard, Central Valley Medical Center, Nephi, UT

Del:     Martin Fattig, Nemaha County Hospital, Auburn, NE
Alt:      Virgil E. Watson, Jr., South Central Kansas Medical Center, Arkansas City, KS 

Del:     L. Lee Isley, Granville Health System, Oxford, NC
Alt:      Jane Wheatley, Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY

Del:     Bruce King, New London Hospital, New London, NH
Alt:      Sylvia Getman, The Aroostock Medical Center, Presque Isle, ME

Terms expire 2017

Del:     Scott Berlucchi, Auburn Memorial Hospital, Auburn, NY|
Alt:      Patrick W. O’Donnell, Summit Health, Chambersburg, PA

Del:     Donna Boatright, Rolling Plains Memorial Hospital, Sweetwater, TX
Alt:      Peggy Abbott, Ouachita County Medical Center, Camden, AR

Del:     Richard E. D’Alberto, Laurens County Health Care System, Clinton, SC
Alt:      Roger L. Hall, Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast, Miramar Beach, FL

Del:     David B. Darden, Raleigh General Hospital, Beckley, WV
Alt:      Dennis Johnson, Hardin Memorial Hospital, Elizabethtown, KY

Del:     Timothy L Putnam, DHA, Margaret Mary Community Hospital, Batesville, IN
Alt:      Debra Close, Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, IN         

Terms expire 2018

Del:     Robert Gomes, Pioneer Memorial Hospital, Prineville, OR and St. Charles Medical Center Redmond, Redmond, OR
Alt:      Dennis E. Burke, Good Shepherd Health Care System, Hermiston, OR

Del:     Keith Heuser, Mercy Hospital, Valley City, ND
Alt:      Leslie Marsh, Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington, NE

Del:     Gerard Klein, Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, Rock Springs, WY
Alt:      Sheryl Rickard, Bonner General Hospital, Sandpoint, ID

Del:     Craig Marks, Mark Twain Medical Center, San Andreas, CA
Alt:     Julie Petersen, PMH Medical Center, Prosser, WA

Del:     Matthew Thompson, Carson City Hospital and Carson Health, Carson City, MI
Alt:      Stephanie J. Riemer, Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital, Grayling, MI


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