AHA Commission on Workforce for Hospitals and Health Systems
Commission Roster
March 2001 

Peter W. Butler, Commission Chair
President & CEO
Methodist Health Care System
Houston, TX

G. Rumay Alexander, RN, EdD
Sr. VP, Clinical/Professional Practices
Tennessee Hospital Association
Nashville, TN

Jacquelyn M. Belcher, JD
Georgia Perimeter College
Decatur, GA

Maureen Bisognano
Executive Vice President and COO
Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Boston, MA

Leo P. Brideau
Strong Health Regional Network
Rochester, NY

Sandra Bennett Bruce
President and CEO
Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Boise, ID

Stephen W. Daeschner, PhD
Jefferson County Public Schools
Louisville, KY

Karen Davis, PhD
The Commonwealth Fund
New York, NY

Laura Easton, RN
Vice President for Nursing
Caldwell Memorial Hospital
Lenoir, NC

Antonio Flores
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
San Antonio, TX

Mary Foley, RN
American Nurses Association
Washington, DC

John C. Gavras
Dallas-Forth Worth Hospital Council
Irving, TX

Raymond Grady
President, Hospitals & Clinics
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
Evanston, IL

Joyce Grove Hein
Chief Executive Officer
Phelps Memorial Health Center
Holdrege, NE

Troy Hutson, RN, JD
Director, Legal and Clinical Policy
Washington State Hospital Association
Seattle, WA

Anita Langford
Vice President, Continuing Care
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Karen L. Miller, RN, PhD
Dean, Schools of Allied Health and Nursing
University of Kansas
Kansas City, KS

Jack A. Newman, Jr.
Executive Vice President
Cerner Corporation
Kansas City, MO

Robert J. Parsons, PhD
Chairman, Romney Institute of Public Management, Marriott School,
Brigham Young University
Trustee, Intermountain Health Care
Provo, UT

Limaris Perez
Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

Randolph B. Reinhold, MD
Chairman, Department of Surgery
Hospital of St. Raphael
New Haven, CT

Robert G. Riney
Corporate Vice President,
Human Resources
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI

Fran Roberts, RN, PhD
Vice President, Professional Services Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association
Phoenix, AZ

Bruce J. Rueben
Minnesota Hospital & Healthcare Partnership
St. Paul, MN

Edward S. Salsberg
Director, Center for Health Workforce Studies, University of Albany, State University of New York
Resselaer, NY

Andrew L. Stern
Service Employees International Union
Washington, DC

Sara J. White
Director of Pharmacy Services
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, CA


Ex Officio


Richard J. Davidson
American Hospital Association
Washington, DC

Gary A. Mecklenburg
Chairman, American Hospital Association
President & CEO
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
Chicago, IL

Sr. Mary Roch Rocklage
Chair-Elect, American Hospital Association
Chairperson of the Board
Sisters of Mercy Health System
St Louis, MO




James D. Bentley, PhD
Director, AHA Workforce Commission
Senior Vice President, Strategic Policy Planning
American Hospital Association
Washington, DC

Debra J. Stock
Deputy Director, AHA Workforce Commission
Vice President, Member Relations
American Hospital Association
Chicago, IL




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