Board of Trustees

Meet the 2022 AHA Board of Trustees 

Wright L. Lassiter III headshot
Wright L. Lassiter III
President and Chief Executive Officer
Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place
Suite 5B
Detroit, MI 48202-3450
Immediate Past Chair
Rodney F. Hochman, M.D.
President and CEO
1801 Lind Avenue SW, 9016
Renton, WA 98057-9016
John M. Haupert, Chair-Elect
John M. Haupert, Chair-Elect
President and CEO
Grady Health System
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30303
Rick Pollack Photo
President and CEO
Richard J. (Rick) Pollack
American Hospital Association
800 10th Street, N.W.
Two CityCenter, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20001-4956
Michael (Mike) Abrams
Michael (Mike) Abrams
President and CEO
Ohio Hospital Association
155 E. Broad Street, Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43215-3640
Douglas S. Brown headshot
Douglas S. Brown
President of Community Hospitals and Chief Administrative Officer
UMass Memorial Health Care
One Biotech Park
365 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
D. Montez Carter, FACHE, headshot
D. Montez Carter, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
St. Mary’s Healthcare System
1230 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606
Michael J. Charlton
Michael J. Charlton
Board Chairman
AtlantiCare Health System and
President and Chief Executive Officer
Icon Hospitality
324 South Pitney Rd
Galloway, NJ 08205
Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., headshot
Joanne M. Conroy, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Drive
Lebanon, NH 03756-0001
Phyllis A. Cowling, FHFMA, headshot
Phyllis A. Cowling, FHFMA
President and Chief Executive Officer
United Regional Health Care System
1600 Eleventh Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Heidi Duncan, MD
Heidi Duncan, MD
Family Practice Physician
Billings Clinic
Physician Director of Health Policy
2800 10th Avenue North
Billings, MT 59101-0703
Christina (Tina) Freese Decker
Christina (Tina) Freese Decker
President and Chief Executive Officer
Spectrum Health
221 Michigan Street NE, Suite 501
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2551
Russell R. Gronewold headshot
Russell R. Gronewold
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bryan Health
1600 South 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506-1299
Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, headshot
Mary Beth Kingston, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Advocate Aurora Health Care
750 W. Virginia Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204
John (Jack) Lynch III
John (Jack) Lynch III, FACHE
President and CEO
Main Line Health
130 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Mary N. Mannix headshot
Mary N. Mannix
President and Chief Executive Officer
Augusta Health
PO Box 1000
78 Medical Center Drive
Fishersville, VA 22939-1000
Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH, headshot
Janice E. Nevin, MD, MPH
President and Chief Executive Officer ChristianaCare
4000 Nexus Drive
Suite C3-324
Wilmington, DE 19803
C. Wright Pinson, M.D., headshot
C. Wright Pinson, M.D.
Deputy CEO and Chief Health System Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
1161 21st Ave. South
Suite D3300, Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232
James (Jim) R. Prister, FACHE, headshot
James (Jim) R. Prister, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
RML Specialty Hospital
5601 S. County Line Road
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Dennis W. Pullin
Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Virtua Health 
303 Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
Nicholas (Nico) R. Tejeda, MHSA, FACHE, headshot
Nicholas (Nico) R. Tejeda, MHSA, FACHE
Group Chief Executive Officer
The Hospitals of Providence (part of Tenet Healthcare)
2001 N. Oregon St
El Paso, TX 79902
Warner L. Thomas headshot
Warner L. Thomas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ochsner Health
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
Roxie C. Wells, M.D., headshot
Roxie C. Wells, M.D.
Cape Fear Valley Hoke Hospital
210 Medical Pavilion Drive
Raeford, NC 28376-9111
Ronald C. Werft headshot
Ronald C. Werft
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cottage Health
400 West Pueblo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Bruce D. White headshot
Bruce D. White
Chief Executive Officer
Knox Community Hospital (Quorum Health Resources- QHR)
1330 Coshocton Road
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Sylvia Young
Sylvia Young
HCA HealthOne, LLC
4900 South Monaco Street, Suite 380
Denver, CO 80237
Gail Lovinger Goldblatt Photo
Secretary: Gail Lovinger Goldblatt
155 North Wacker Drive, #400
Chicago, IL 60606

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