AHA Health Care Systems Council 2020 Leadership Council Roster

AHA Health Care Systems Council leads the AHA Section for Health Care Systems by providing guidance on key policy and advocacy


Brian G. Donley, M.D., Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Cleveland Clinic London
London, England

Penny Wheeler, M.D., Chair-elect
President and CEO
Allina Health
Minneapolis, MN

Anthony (Tony) Slonim, M.D., Dr.PH, Past-Chair
President and CEO
Renown Health
Reno, NV

Sylvia J. Young, AHA Board Liaison
President and CEO
HealthONE and HCA Continental Division
Denver, CO

Council Members

David S. Chernow (2019-21)
President and CEO
Select Medical Corporation
Mechanicsburg, PA

Russell (Russ) Cox (2018-20)
President and CEO
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, KY

Christina (Tina) Freese Decker, FACHE (2020-22)
President and CEO
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI

Elizabeth (Liz) Dunne (2017-20)
President and CEO
Vancouver, WA

Robert (Bob) Garrett, FACHE (2018-20)
Chief Executive Officer
Hackensack Meridian Health
Edison, NJ

A. Marc Harrison, M.D. (2018-20)
President and CEO
Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.
Salt Lake City, UT

Christopher (Chris) Howard (2020-22)
President and CEO
Sharp Healthcare
San Diego, CA

Lydia Jumonville (2019-21)
President and CEO
SCL Health
Broomfield, CO

Laura Kaiser (2020-22)
President and CEO
SSM Health
Saint Louis, MO

Sarah Krevans (2019-21)
President and CEO
Sutter Health
Sacramento, CA

Jonathan (Jon) S. Lewin, M.D. (2019-21)
President, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Emory Healthcare
Atlanta, GA

Stephen (Steve) Markovich, M.D. (2020-22)
President and CEO
Columbus, OH

Dennis Murphy (2018-20)
President and CEO
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, IN

Timothy (Tim) Pehrson (2020-22)
President and CEO
Oklahoma City, OK

Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE (2020-22)
President and CEO
Virtua Health
Marlton, NJ

Robert (Bob) Sehring (2018-20)
Chief Executive Officer
OSF HealthCare
Peoria, IL

Michael (Mike) Slubowski, FACHE, FACMPE (2020-22)
President and CEO
Trinity Health
Livonia, MI

M. Shane Spees (2018-20)
President and CEO
North Mississippi Health Services, Inc.
Tupelo, MS

Mark Sullivan, MPA, FACHE (2019-21)
President and CEO
Catholic Health System
Buffalo, NY

Saumya (Saum) Sutaria, M.D. (2019-21)
President and COO
TENET Healthcare Corporation
Dallas, TX

Kevin Tabb, M.D. (2020-22)
President and CEO
Beth Israel Lahey Health
Cambridge, MA

Troy Wells (2018-20)
President and CEO
Baptist Health
Little Rock, AR

Albert L. Wright, Jr. (2018-20)
President and CEO
West Virginia University Health System
Morgantown, WV

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